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PATTON OSWALT DONATES BLACK CARD — ICE CREAM FOR LIFE!

12/8/2010 5:15 AM PST BY Genevieve Wong, 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.

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.