Boston Red Sox fans, if souvenir T-shirts and photos don't quite fulfill your inner desire to commemorate the team's World Series run of 2013, then we have good news for you. You can now purchase what might be the most ridiculous sports souvenir since Curt Schilling's bloody sock.
Hair from the beards of David Ortiz and Shane Victorino is up for auction on eBay as "beard balls" (yes, someone had the job of forming their shaved beard hair into balls). The items come with autographed razors used at the post-World Series ceremonial shaving that both Ortiz and Victorino participated in. Money raised from this hairy auction benefits Movember, a good cause that sort of offsets the creepiness of buying a dude's facial hair.
Want to know more? Here's the seller's description from eBay:
Up for auction is this one-of-a-kind, 100% authentic, David Ortiz 2013 Championship Beard Ball. Not only is this real championship beard hair, it is real championship MVP beard hair. David Ortiz’s beard ball was obtained on November 4th at Gillette’s World Shaving Headquarters in Boston as part of a charity shave-off. Included with the beard ball is the actual Fusion ProGlide Styler used in the shave and a card of authenticity signed by Big Papi himself.
All proceeds go to Movember, the global charity that gets men to grow, and women to support, the moustache for the 30 days of November while raising funds and awareness for men's health to combat prostate and testicular cancer. For more information, please visit Movember.com.
Act now and get a piece of Boston baseball history.
*actual trophy may appear different than pictured
**hair has been treated and sterilized
Treated and sterilized. Good to know. If you're not buying beard shavings that have been sterilized, then you're obviously just throwing your money away.
MLB has a number of other limited-quantity World Series collectibles up for auction on its site — for example, used champagne bottles from the celebration ($50), the Game 6 lineup card ($500) and the Game 1 rosin bag ($75) — but they don't have beard shavings.
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