(Source) Andrew Shaw is auctioning off a piece of Blackhawks history for charity, but it’s not your typical signed-uniform memorabilia. Starting Aug. 15, fans can bid on the actual stitches Shaw received after he took a puck to the face in the first period of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals. In case you’re envisioning a handful of metal, the stitches will come professionally framed along with an autographed photograph of Shaw. The auction runs 10 days and benefits the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research, founded by ESPN and Jim Valvano in 1993. The foundation notes other items will also be included in the auction through Aug. 25.
All proceeds from Shaw’s stitches will be allocated to breast cancer research, according to the foundation. As for Shaw, he tumbled unconscious onto the ice after the injury but returned to the Blackhawks’ bench for the start of the second period.
This is the one that is just a little too much for me. First it was Ice, now it’s stitches, what’s next? Underwear and mouth guards? Urinal Cakes from the UC? Just sell anything and everything that had something to do with the 2013 Blackhawks? Thank god it’s for charity so it is actually an awesome gesture but at some point we’re probably diluting the market with memorabilia. Maybe I’m wrong here but doesn’t it seem weird to be the guy that owns a bunch of framed stitches? Quite the conversation piece.