Hawkeye Auctions off 17,000
Baseball Card Collection
to benefit Fort Worth's Cook Childrens Hospital
Collection sells for $11,400
Since 1988, he’s been “Hawkeye” to the loyal listeners of NEW Country 96.3 KSCS, which makes him the longest-running on-air FM radio personality in Dallas-Fort Worth. That’s impressive enough. But he’s got the awards and accolades to accompany the longevity, among them Personality of the Year statues from the Country Music Association and Billboard. And he’s in two Halls of Fames – for Texas Radio and Country Radio.
Hawkeye is also a passionate baseball card collector whose love affair with the hobby began in 1971. Recently, he auctioned off his collection of 17,000 cards to serve a greater purpose. Proceeds from the sale of his collection benefited Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, a cause dear to the DFW icon and his colleagues, including co-hosts Michelle Rodriguez and the late, legendary Terry Dorsey, who started a yearly radiothon on KSCS that has raised more than $4,000,000 for the children’s hospital. Hawkeye was hoping to raise $10,000 for Cooks. The collection went for $11,400.
“For the past two decades, I have become very involved with Cook Children’s Medical Center: I’ve served as a counselor and on the board of directors of Camp Sanguinity, their summer camp for kids with cancer,” Mark says. “I am excited that a childhood passion of mine will now be auctioned to benefit the children of North Texas.’