Magglio Ordonez Auctions his Long Hair, Skybox Tickets, and Signed Bat for Charity
For those who thought that hair related sports memorabilia was a passing fad, think again. After years of letting his hair grow longer and longer, Detroit Tigers Star Magglio Ordonez's hair has become someone of a star unto itself. Recently he decided to call it quits - all in the name of charity. His man mane has now made its way onto eBay as part of an auction to benefit the Imerman Angels Charity.
This isn't merely a strand, or even a lock, of hair. From the images available in the auction , it is evident that their is very little hair left on Ordonez's head. Just don't be surprised if you see an abundance of Magglio Ordonez DNA hair relics pop up in 2010 Allen and Ginter Baseball that are numbered out of several million.
In addition to sacrificing his hair for the auction, Magglio Ordonez threw in 18 tickets to sit in his personal skybox for the September 15th, 2009 Tigers game, and an autographed game issued baseball bat. All proceeds from the sale of the items will be donated to Imerman Angels.
The auction has caught fire since it was first listed last week. There are currently a whopping 620+ people who have added the listing to their eBay watchlists. With over 5 days left to go in the auction, bidding has already reached $6,000.
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