By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
The ultimate Boston red sock is hitting the auction block.
The bloody sock worn by Curt Schilling in Game 2 of the 2004 World Series will be sold on Feb. 23, through Dallas-based Heritage Auctions.
An iconic piece of memorabilia in dismissing “The Curse of the Bambino,” it is expected to sell for six-figures, according to Heritage. The former Boston Red Sox star is selling the sock through the auction company.
“Boston could win every World Series for the next hundred years, but 2004 will still be the one that everybody remembers,” said Heritage’s Chris Ivy in a prepared release. “So I think we’re only just beginning to understand how important this piece is to the legacy of the Red Sox.”
The sock had been on display at the Baseball Hall of Fame since 2004.
Last May, the Bill Buckner ball from the 1986 World Series sold for $418,250.
“We thought this was a great opportunity to balance the scales and give collectors a chance to decide which moment is worth more,” Ivy said.
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