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Andrew Shaw is auctioning off his … stitches for charity

Aug 6, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

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The Chicago Blackhawks are almost making an art out of auctioning off strange things in the name of charity following their 2013 Stanley Cup run.

About a week ago, NBC Chicago passed along word that the team is auctioning off vials of melted ice for Chicago Blackhawks charities. Now it appears that Andrew Shaw is selling his (wait for it) stitches to benefit The “V” Foundation, according to CSN Chicago.

You’re not just getting a handful of spent stitches, by the way. The Facebook page reveals that the stitches will be “professionally framed” and will include an autograph from the 22-year-old. That fancy package will go up for bids between Aug. 15-25.

Here’s a slightly odd photo of the stitches:


In case you want to watch a rather amusing video on the Blackhawks’ ice-melting enterprise, the team’s Web site has you covered.

With all this in mind, here are a few suggested items for the Blackhawks to auction:

  1. jacketsfan7 - Aug 6, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    Hey , it’s not bad if its for charity

  2. endusersolutions2013 - Aug 6, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    I can’t imagine anyone wanting either.

  3. snipedanglecelly13 - Aug 6, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    That’s just really creepy lol

  4. missthemexpos - Aug 6, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Gotta figure that someone will be auctioning off their jockstrap next.

  5. 19to77 - Aug 6, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    Dibs on Johnny Oduya’s surprisingly splendorous beard.

  6. blackhawks2010 - Aug 6, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Hawks are committed to helping many charities, quality organization. Well done.

  7. laxman1944 - Aug 7, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Uh…….yeah……no thank you…….

    maybe “Penguinsrulez” would be interested…..

  8. ibieiniid - Aug 7, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    waiting for Ray Emery to pass that kidney stone….

  9. 950003cups - Aug 7, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    When is Sidney Crosby gonna auction off his teeth?

  10. jhuck92 - Aug 7, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Those “stitches” look like straight up pubes. I would buy Toews’ mutton chops or a wig of Kane’s mullet, but Crawford can keep the glove. He still needs to work on his glove side for next season.

  11. chicagofansaretheworst - Aug 8, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    this is so idiotic. only chicago fans….

  12. chicagofansaretheworst - Aug 8, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    why dont they just go around to all the toilets in the united center and auction off what they find in the bowls. its a part of history.

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