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Patton Oswalt Donates Black Card -- Ice Cream for Life!

12/8/2010 7:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

It's the holy grail for ice cream lovers -- but comedian Patton Oswalt has decided to get rid of it anyway ... auctioning off his Carvel Black Card for charity ... a piece of plastic worth 75 years of free ice cream.

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According to the eBay listing, the item already scooped up more than a dozen bids ... with the top bid closing in on $1,000.

There are only 75 of the cards in existence -- handed out to various celebs in commemoration of Carvel's 75th birthday -- and each cardholder is entitled to scarf down up to $25 in ice cream per week ... for the rest of their lives.

We're told Oswalt got Carvel's approval to transfer ownership of the card to the top bidder -- donating all proceeds to the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank.

Sounds like a good investment -- because based on the top bid, the new cardholder could break even in less than a year.

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joe mac    

Give more free stuff to people who don't need it. Carvel could have given those cards to actual customers who bought their ice cream cakes for years what douche bags giving away all of them to various celebrities.

1393 days ago
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jnanasakti    

Good job Pat.

1393 days ago
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JLS    

Oh OH....!!!! These cards state right on them they are NOT TRANSFERRABLE. He can auction it but they won't honor it.

1393 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

only 75 exist and they belong to rich celebs who dont even need them nothing new.

1393 days ago
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missbella    

How much will Dina bid on this?

1392 days ago
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mark    

dunno but do publicists pay to get their client on TMZ? this piece was .. I mean .. who cares (really)?

sorry if Im wrong

1392 days ago
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Aileen    

Only 75 Carvel Ice Cream Black Cards were issued to celebrities to celebrate their 75th anniversary last year, Patton Oswalt got one. Win this auction and he'll transfer the card to you and you'll get Fudgie the Whale cakes UNTIL YOU DIE!

Remember when Dina Lohan got in trouble for using Lindsay's card? Hahaha, Dina is craaaaaazy!
http://carvelicecream.wordpress.com/2010/06/17/carvel-responds-to-dina-lohan-complaint/


Terms & Conditions
•Original card was issued to Patton Oswalt and will be transfered to the winner's name
•Patton has already called Carvel and got their approval to transfer his card for charity
•Personal appearance of named cardholder must be present at time of purchase
•Cardholder may receive up to $25 in ice cream products per week
•No substitutions
•Lost, misplaced, stolen cards are not replaceable
•No cash value
•Donated by Patton Oswalt - http://www.pattonoswalt.com/

1392 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

that would be a great card to have after catching a buzz..the ol throat gets kind of dry..

1392 days ago
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JJ    

Hey JLS: did you even read the article?? It says pretty clearly that Patton got permission from Carvel to transfer the card. Go back to elementary school

1392 days ago
10.

Fan    

Oswalt is one of my favorite comedians. How can you not like the guy after seeing him on Reno 911 riding a donkey complaining about a grievous anachronism at a medieval fair?

By the way, Patton, I saw you in the audience at that Cheech & Chong roast in LV. Your eyes were a little more squinty than usual. Good for you, dude.

1392 days ago
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justsaying    

He sorta looks like Cher's daughter.

1392 days ago
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Carl    

Thank goodness for these companies helping out the rich and famous. How else could celebrities enjoy the little things in life, like ice cream, that only us regular folks can afford.

At least Patton has the brains to realize how stupid that is and is doing something good with his card.

1392 days ago
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Northerner    

great job Pat! very nice donation and i hope more celebrities decide to follow his generosity! i cant imagine the kinds of 'perks' celebs get from big companies. i would really like to see all celebs donate swag bags to charities for auctions!

keep up the great work Pat

1392 days ago
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nicaw    

It amazes me that Carvel gave this card to celebs. They could have given them away in a contest such as a drawing to regular folks/non celebs. I wonder if they did this for promotion but these days, with the power of the web and social media, often a regular person has more clout than an celeb.

1392 days ago
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No comment    

Well if Carvel feels the need to 'give away' ice cream at a limit of $1200 per year to the rich and famous. I feel no need to buy their products.

1392 days ago
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