Julian Edelman’s Beard Trimmings Are Up for Auction
Proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Boston.
If you’re among the proud few that wept when Ellen DeGeneres shaved Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman’s famous beard, dry your eyes. Just because it’s no longer on his face doesn’t mean it’s gone from this earth.
He gawn…the beard that is. Julian Edelman shaves off iconic beard on Ellen show in exchange for $10,000 donation to Boys and Girls club. pic.twitter.com/KZEbSgIZp1
— Travis Lee (@TLee_WMTW) February 8, 2019
In fact, it may be closer than ever before. It turns out that DeGeneres (maybe an Edelman superfan herself?) saved the clippings from last week’s trimming. She’s now auctioning them off online to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club of Boston.
Anyone with a charitable heart, deep enough pockets, or an Edelman obsession (you don’t have to specify which) can now own a part of Patriots’ history.
According to the auction webpage on CharityBuzz, each winning bid for the beard comes with a photo of the shaving, signed by DeGeneres. Both the photo and the trimmings are also verified by their own certificates of authenticity to prove that the hair is truly Edelman’s, and not from the beard of some poor Ellen production assistant.
The original shave, performed by DeGeneres herself on her daytime show, raised $20,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of Boston—$10,000 from DeGeneres and a matching donation from the now-clean-shaven Edelman.
— Alexa McMahon (@alexamcmahon) February 9, 2015
“I love you, beard.”
Bidding is not yet live, perhaps to give the wide receiver some time to properly mourn. It also gives fans time to gather up all their change and clear a spot on their mantel for the “resealable zipper storage bag” the trimmings come in.