Comics for a cause

Bears linebacker Lance Briggs turned his hobby into a charitable endeavor

Updated: December 14, 2010, 1:55 AM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- It was a photo op, but it wasn't phony.

The photographers and cameramen and handlers wanted shots of Lance Briggs holding comic books during his comic book drive at The Comic Vault store on Montrose Avenue on Chicago's North Side.

To the naked eye, each comic book is the same. But you could see Briggs' discriminating eye at work as he scoured the shelves for the perfect one. He settled on "X-Force," one of his current favorites.

Briggs' ...

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