Curt Schilling’s public image has taken a bit of a beating lately. His Rhode Island-based video game studio went bankrupt last year, he’s been under investigation by the Feds, he owes RI about $100 million, and his claims of being offered PED’s in the Red Sox clubhouse were found to be “baseless.”
A little over a month ago, Schilling revealed he would sell the blood stained sock he wore in Game 2 of the 2004 World Series. Since that was a little over 8 years ago, though, I’ll remind you that this is not the bloody sock from Game 6 of the ALCS against the Yankees, it’s a bloody sock.
Apparently, however, Schilling can’t even sell his dirty laundry well.
Bidding for the sock ended over the weekend, and despite being rumored to be worth “north of $600,000” and “could draw bids above $1 million,” it sold for a paltry $92,613.
“Sports memorabilia titan” Pete Siegel, a New Yorker, sat down with the Boston Herald to talk about his purchase.
“This was so iconic. Everyone who watched the World Series was watching this sock. He bled Red Sox red, literally,” said Siegel.
“This sock was in the World Series. There’s nothing better than that,” he continued. “Spiritually, I think it had something to do with breaking the curse.”
Schilling, for his part, was dismissive about the sale. In the same Herald piece, he says, “It was listed, it sold and I’m moving on to the next step in my life.”