Red Sox beard trimmings for sale

Updated: November 21, 2013, 9:27 PM ET
By Darren Rovell |

Now that the beards of some Boston Red Sox players have been trimmed, you can own what was once on their faces.

Gillette announced Thursday that it would auction off two hair balls -- one that it shaved off World Series MVP David Ortiz and the other from Shane Victorino.

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GilletteThe beard trimmings of World Series MVP David Ortiz (above) and Shane Victorino are up for auction, with all proceeds going to Movember, a men's health charity.

The beard hair comes in a case along with the razor that shaved it and an autograph of Ortiz and Victorino. All proceeds will go to Movember, a men's health charity that encourages men to grow mustaches this month.

"We've never done anything like this," Hooman Shahidi, senior brand manager for Gillette, said in a statement. "But their facial hair has been the symbol of the team since spring training and became part of baseball lore. We hope the shavings help raise awareness for important men's health issues and find good homes with passionate fans."

As of 9 p.m. ET, Victorino's beard hair was going for $1,575, while Ortiz's had drawn a high bid of $3,550. The auction closes on Nov. 30.

The players had their beards shaved at Gillette's Boston headquarters earlier this month after winning the World Series.

Darren Rovell | email Sports Business reporter



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