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Get your David Ortiz and Shane Victorino 'Beard Balls' here

Posted by Steve Silva, Boston.com Staff  November 21, 2013 03:11 PM

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Red Sox beard ballsLooking for the perfect holiday gift? Well look no further, because now you can bid on a Red Sox World Championship Beard Ball.

Gillette announced Thursday that the facial trimmings of Red Sox stars David Ortiz and Shane Victorino, who shaved off their beards in a ceremony at Gillette a few weeks ago, are being put up for bid to raise money for Movember, the charity that encourages men to grow mustaches in November to raise awareness of men's health issues.

Ortiz and Victorino shaveIm glad that the beard that helped me throughout the series can now help raise funds for a great organization like Movember, said Ortiz.

This piece of sports memorabilia is a little more unique than your average autographed baseball.

Weve 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 mens health issues and find good homes with passionate fans.

The bid for Ortiz's "2013 Championship Beard Ball" on eBay currently sits at $740, while Shane Victorino's shavings can be had for the price of $465.

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