Sportswriter raises $57,000 for charity by auctioning off his signed baseball cards

In this 2011 photo, Chris Cotillo poses with former Boston Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell.
(Image credit: David Cotillo via AP)

Chris Cotillo's love of baseball is benefiting more than 35 nonprofits across the United States.

Cotillo writes about the Boston Red Sox for MassLive.com. Growing up, he used to go to card shows and games to have his favorite baseball players sign their cards and pictures. He has a substantial Twitter following, and on Easter, Cotillo decided to auction off a Mike Trout card for charity. It went for $1,310, which Cotillo donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank in Southern California.

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