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Saturday, January 7, 2012
Updated: January 13, 1:24 PM ET
Bid on impressive charity league items

By Jim Wilkie
ESPN.com

Alice in Chains lead singer William DuVall finished off former Queensryche guitarist Chris DeGarmo in the final week to take the championship in the third annual Alice in Chains & Friends Fantasy Football Charity League.

G&L Rampage
Jerry Cantrell is putting an autographed G&L Rampage Jerry Cantrell Signature Model Electric Guitar up for auction.

DuVall's Team DuVall defeated DeGarmo's Mach Six's 289-153 in the two-week title matchup, and now DuVall's chosen charity, the Boys And Girls Clubs of America, will reap the benefits of a postseason auction that started Thursday (click here to make your bids before the auction closes Jan. 23).

For the third year in a row, Alice in Chains guitarist and fantasy football nut Jerry Cantrell gathered an impressive lineup of celebrities to represent various charities while playing in the ESPN league. All 10 participants are now putting up some valuable items up for the auction, and DuVall's chosen charity will receive the net proceeds of the auction because he won the championship (with a little help from Mark Wakefield, who works with AIC's management).

Here is a complete list and descriptions of the impressive auction items:

Jerry Cantrell
Cantrell's custom-made black denim pants and jacket worn during Alice in Chains concerts. Includes black studded leather belt, a one-of-a-kind jacket and lace-up jeans made by Agatha Blois featuring hand-distressed details, red and gold hand-embroidered accents, and grommets with skull and crossbones and other Cantrell-inspired symbols (click here for a photo of Cantrell wearing the outfit during a performance).

Cantrell is also including a signed G&L Rampage Jerry Cantrell Signature Model Electric Guitar. The sleek, new, jet-black guitar also includes a gig bag.

William DuVall
Autographed black ESP LTD Hybrid 400 guitar.

Vinnie Paul
Dean Dimebag Dime O Flage Floyd ML Guitar, autographed by Paul.

Paul is also including an autographed 8x14 Vinnie Paul Signature Dragon snare drum.

Randy Wolf
Wolf's personal glove and baseball bat signed by the Milwaukee Brewers pitcher. All items are genuine models used in major league games.

Ann Wilson
Framed Gold Record and Gold Sales Awards presented to Wilson commemorating the sale of more than 500,000 copies of Heart's 1985 self-titled album. The back of the frame is autographed with a message and signed by Wilson.

Gold Record
Wouldn't this framed Gold Record for Heart's 1985 self-titled album look good in your collection?

Duff McKagan
A signed Duff McKagan Fender bass.

Sean Kinney
Remo drum head autographed by Alice In Chains, Kinney's DW Edge series 7x14 Brass/Maple Shell Snare Drum with Remo drumheads already broken in by Kinney.

Fourteen of Kinney's Signature Series Vater drumsticks used in concert. Alice In Chains logo and Kinney's signature marked on the sticks. Includes black terrycloth Alice In Chains drumstick holder.

Kinney also is including five sets of new Sean Kinney Signature Series Vater VHSKW Percussion drumsticks.

Chris DeGarmo
Fernandez Sustainer guitar he has used on numerous Queensryche recordings. The seasoned guitar also includes a case.

Mike Inez
An autographed Warwick Bass.

Jay Ferguson
"Mad Men" episode "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" first draft pilot script dated April 5, 2001, signed by Jon Hamm, John Slattery, Jessica Pare, Christina Hendricks and many other regular "Mad Men" cast members. The 50-page script (written by Matthew Weiner) is for the "Mad Men" series pilot which aired for the first time July 19, 2007. "Mad Men" Season 4 three-disc set on Blu-Ray is also included.

Cantrell, who finished third by beating AIC drummer Sean Kinney 187-162 in the consolation game, posted this postseason comment on the league message board:

Justice
Posted: Jan 2, 3:28 p.m.
Jerry Cantrell
Aroma Of Tacoma

Well that was a pretty weak way to end the season for the Aroma. At least I got myself a little justice on the way out the door by beating Sean. Congratulations, William and Mark, with three band guys in the playoffs the Alice odds were pretty good. I feel for ya, Chris. Nice run, though.

Thank you, everyone, for participating and donating some great items for the auction. We really appreciate it and I really enjoyed having you all be a part of the league. ESPN and Wilkie, thank you for making this possible. Hope to see you all again next year. The Seahawks made a nice turnaround at the end of the season; looking forward to seeing what happens in the draft. Go Steelers.


Jim Wilkie is the editor of The Life and can be reached at espnpucks@comcast.net.