Boston Red Sox beards command huge fees at auction

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Last month saw the famous lucky beards of David Ortiz and Shane Victorino get shaved off in a special Gillette promotion.

The Boston Red Sox stars grew the facial fuzz for eight months in a bid to promote good luck at Fenway Park.

It worked as they won the World Series against the St Louis Cardinals in October. They won in Game 6 at Fenway Park to win their third title in 10 years and gift their home fans the first World Series win in over 90 years.

But after relieving themselves of the added weight, the leftover trimmings weren't simply flushed down the drain or chucked in the trash - that would be ridiculous.

No, instead they have been packed up in a fancy glass case, along with the the razor that did the dirty work and are set to be auctioned off for charity.

"We've never done anything like this," Hooman Shahidi of 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."

At the moment Victorino's beard ball is going for $1,650.00 whilst Ortiz - the star of the World Series - and his hair ball is commanding a massive $4,644.44.

The auction for both items ends on the 30th November.

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