Red Sox "bloody sock" going up for auction

Jan 17, 2013

(PROVIDENCE, RI) Curt Schilling’s bloody sock is headed for the auction block. The former Red Sox pitcher had used the sock as collateral to raise money for his failed videogame company.

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An ankle injury caused a blood stain on Schilling’s sock while he was on the mound during the 2004 World Series. Schilling loaned it to the National Baseball Hall of Fame where it remained until about a month ago when he asked for it back to pay off his debts.

The auctioneer, Chris Ivy, says the sock is in a temperature controlled vault in Dallas. He says he expects bidding to start at more than $100,000 and reach anywhere from $500,000 to a million.

“This is literally the blood, sweat and tears, the embodiment of it, of what it finally took for the Red Sox to beat out the curse of the Bambino,” says Ivy.

Online bidding for Curt Schilling’s sock starts February 4th and the live auction takes place on February 23rd.

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