Bid On Trek Celebrities' HandsBy Caillan
July 5, 2002 - 4:59 PM
Fans will be able to bid on an unique memento of several Trek actors in September - a marble cast of their hands.
The hands of Scott Bakula (Jonathan Archer), William Shatner (James T. Kirk), Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard), and Whoopi Goldberg (Guinan) will be auctioned off by America's Helping Hands to benefit their chosen charities.
Created by celebrity sculptor Mel Slavick using highly-polished White Fuji Marble Casting stone, the hands are mounted and accompanied by a signed photo of the celebrity during their casting session. Goldberg's hands have been valued at $15,000, while those of Shatner, Stewart and Bakula are worth $6,000.
America's Helping Hands is a non-profit foundation which casts the hands of ill children as a gift to their families. One hundred and thirty-four celebrities volunteered to have their hands cast to benefit their chosen charities, including supermodel Cindy Crawford, television host Larry King and Secretary of State Colin Powell.
The hands will be officially auctioned on eBay in September, but offers are accepted in the lead-up to the start date. To view the full list of celebrity hands up for grabs, head over to the auction page.