Gillette Auctions 'Beard Ball' Trophies on eBay

Posted on November 22, 2013 @ 09:14 am

David Ortiz and Shane Victorino, the recently crowned world champions of baseball, had their beards trimmed and shaved by Gillette on Monday, November 4th, to mark the end of a victorious 2013 season.

So what happened to those champion chops? Every strand of the biggest beards of baseball was saved.

The shavings and the Gillette Fusion ProGlide razors that shaved each champion beard have been assembled into one of the more unique pieces of memorabilia in sports history – beard ball trophies – and they are up for auction on eBay, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to Movember.

Interested bidders can place their bids for Victorino’s beard ball trophy here, and Ortiz’s beard ball trophy here

I’m glad that the beard that helped me throughout the series can now help raise funds for a great organization like Movember,” said David Ortiz.

“We’ve never done anything like this,” said Hooman Shahidi, senior brand manager for Gillette. “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.”

Photo: Business Wire / A mock-up of a Beard Ball trophy, which Gillette will be autioning off.