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Andrew Shaw’s stitches from Stanley Cup celebration sell for $6,500 at auction

Sean Leahy
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When the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in June, Andrew Shaw had one of the more memorable images of the celebration. As he hoisted the Cup, blood oozed down the side of his cheek after he took a puck to the face in the first period of Game 6.

Two months later the stitches that Shaw required in that game sold for $6,500 during an auction, with 100 percent of the winnings going to benefit the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research.

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After Game 6, Joel Alpert of AM Sports Marketing approached Shaw and asked if he'd be willing to auction the stitches off for charity. Shaw's mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer last year, and having donated to cancer-related charities in the past, this was a no-brainer.

It's a unique piece of memorabilia, for sure, and we fully expect an increased demand in the game-used stitches/bandages department going forward. Just think of the haul Ian Laperriere could have brought in during his career.

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