Shaw's stitches sell for $6,500 on Ebay

Shaw's stitches sell for $6,500 on Ebay
August 24, 2013, 10:15 am
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Nina Falcone

Harry Caray's Tavern at Navy Pier is now the proud owner of the stitches that (somewhat) held the right side of Andrew Shaw's face together during Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.

After taking a puck to the face off a shot from Boston's Shawn Thornton, Shaw — in typical Shaw-like fashion — returned to the ice just minutes after the incident with two sets of stitches, despite the fact they did not stop the bleeding entirely. 

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Hours later, he looked like this:

So once the stitches were out and the wounds were healed, Shaw did what anyone who suffered from a similar ailment would do: He auctioned the stitches off on Ebay.

Gross, right?

Maybe. But when Shaw listed them on the open market, he announced that 100 percent of the proceeds would go to benefit the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research.

Which brings us to the next part: The auction itself.

Keep in mind it was all for a good cause, but really, how much would you expect Shaw's used stitches to go for? Try $6,500.

The auction opened on Aug. 15 with a starting price of 65 cents (get it, like his number) and an initial bid came in at $50. Just 10 days and 74 bids later, that decimal point had moved a few places to the right. 

(Note: Earlier in the week, Ebay had the bidding price listed as high as $10,100, but the offer was retracted.)

With that, congratulations to Harry Caray's. Their donation will help aid cancer research and they now get to display this lovely conversation piece.