Bidding is under way for Curt Schilling's "bloody sock" worn by the former Red Sox pitcher in the 2004 World Series.
Schilling had listed the sock as collateral to secure a loan for his now failed video game company, 38 Studios.
Chris Ivy, director of sports for Texas-based Heritage Auctions, said bidding opened at $25,000 and was up to $32,500 by Monday and was at $60,000 by Monday night.
According to Heritage Auctions,
"The Bloody Sock" worn by pitcher Curt Schilling in his profoundly gutsy performance in Game Two of the 2004 World Series, consigned by Schilling himself, will be sold as part of Heritage Auctions' Feb. 23Platinum Night Sports event at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion (Ukrainian Institute of America), in New York, at 2 E. 79th Street (at 5th Ave.).
The site further describes the sock as:
Curt Schilling's world famous Bloody Sock is arguably the most hallowed artifact in Boston Red Sox lore and has been on display in the Baseball Hall of Fame since 2004. It is the perfect distillation of the amazing effort of the 2004 Red Sox. Reminiscent of Roy Hobbs' climactic scene from The Natural, a wounded Curt Schilling ignored the advice of the physician who had pieced back together the ragged tendons of his right ankle and took to the mound, first in a crucial Game Six to stave off American League Championship Series elimination against the hated New York Yankees and then again in Game Two of the World Series to claim the second victory in a four-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals.
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