NEW YORK (CNN/Money) -
Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Joe DiMaggio. Those are a few of the faces that will be floating around on eBay beginning this week.
The Wall Street Journal is offering for auction hundreds of original dot-sketch portraits from its archives. Profits from the auctions, which will begin Monday afternoon, will go to the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, which funds minority journalism scholarships.
The distinctive "hedcuts," drawn by a small in-house art staff, have characterized the Journal for more than 20 years. The Journal now publishes about 10 hedcuts a day -- some "live," some from an electronic archive of more than 9,000 portraits.
Dow Jones & Co., publisher of the Journal, said the auction is one way it plans to ring in what it called the paper's "most comprehensive changes in 60 years."
On April 9, the Journal is introducing a range of new and redesigned features, including a new Personal Journal section focused on the "business of life" and color on a redesigned front page.
However, the company stressed that the hedcuts will remain.
The Journal first started running hedcuts in 1979, as part of a revamp of its look.
The portraits have included a wide range of celebrities, politicians and business figures over the years, and the dot-sketch style has become something of a trademark for the paper.
Starting this week with Sports, the Journal will offer hedcuts from a different category each week.
Hedcuts available this week include those of Larry Bird, Joe DiMaggio, Michael Jordan, Arnold Palmer, Richard Petty, Deion Sanders and Tiger Woods, among others.
In all, the paper will auction off more than 575 original dot-sketch portraits from its archives. Each hedcut will come with a letter of authenticity.
Additionally, the paper has donated 47 original dot sketches of prominent business figures to The National Portrait Gallery and will be exhibited online beginning later this month.