Andrew Shaw's busted-up face was one of the highlights of the Chicago Blackhawks' Stanley Cup victory. Shaw hoisting the cup while his face continued to swell and blood oozed from his stitched-up wounds is an image that will always hold a place in hockey history, and now fans have the opportunity to own a piece of that moment for themselves. That's because Shaw is auctioning off the stitches that were once embedded in his face.
From Shaw's Facebook page:
Starting Thursday August 15th, 2013 we will be auctioning off the actual stitches that Andrew Shaw received from a puck he took to the face in Game Six of the Stanley Cup Finals. This auction will be run for ten days ending on August 25th, 2013 on eBay.com
We will post links to the auction on this page. The stitches are being professionally framed with an autographed photograph of Andrew Shaw plus there will be other items included in this auction lot.
Here's a picture of the stitches:
They aren't much to look at, but who cares? They are rich with history, and possibly bits of skin and blood. Whoever buys them will, at the very least, be getting themselves a decent conversation starter.
The proceeds from the winning bid will be donated to the V Foundation for Cancer Research, so get your bids ready, Blackhawks fans.