During the NHL Finals I ran a GIF of the Blackhawks Andrew Shaw taking a puck to the face, requiring stitches. Now comes news he’s auctioning the stitches for charity:

The auction will begin on Aug. 15 and run for 10 days on eBay.com, according to a Facebook page set up for the auction. The auction lot will include the framed stitches, Shaw’s autograph and other items.

“Immediately after the finals, I suggested to Andrew that he keep his stitches as we could use them to raise money for a good cause,” said AM Sports Marketing Group owner Joel Alpert, who is helping Shaw with the auction. “Andrew said he wanted to support breast cancer research, and from there we came up with the auction concept.

“I chose The V Foundation as they promised me the money would be given directly to grants supporting breast cancer research. I couldn’t be happier with the charity we chose.”

Derek Bridges lives in New Orleans, trading in words and pictures. A carpetbagger of long standing, he grew up in the top right corner of IL and later went to college in the middle cornfield part. He has also lived in MS and FL, for educational purposes only, and was diasporized for a time in TX.

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