David Ortiz's facial hair sells for a lot of money on eBay

Somebody shelled out nearly $11,000 for a clump of the slugger's beard. All the money will be donated to charity.

David Ortiz's facial hair raised a lot of money for charity.

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A few weeks ago we told you that you could buy some facial hair that once belonged to Boston Red Sox stars David Ortiz and Shane Victorino.

Well, now we know how the eBay auction ended. Ortiz' beard fetched close to $11,000 while Victorino's went for $3,750.69.

ESPN's Darren Rovell was first with the details:

The $10,877.77 paid by an unknown bidder is a significant sum considering what other hair has sold for. In July, a clump of Mick Jagger's hair sold for $6,000. A lock of hair from former U.S. president John F. Kennedy sold for $1,800 in October.

The price paid is also more than what a collector paid for a clump of Mickey Mantle's hair in 1997 ($6,900). Hundreds of strands of Ted Williams' hair sold for $780 in a 2009 auction.

All of the proceeds will go to Movember, the charity that has men grow mustaches for the month of November to raise money for prostate and testicular cancer.

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