Curt Schilling’s bloody sock will be auctioned

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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.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.



  1. MeMyselfAndI
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    Wait — I thought the sock was a publicity stunt?

  2. Ted Lee
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    If it is so Iconic, Why not just leave it in the Hall of Fame.This way everyone going to the Hall can remonence about the 2004 Red Sox.

  3. chrisolds
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    It’s Schiling’s property and he’s been having some money issues with a failed video game company.

  4. kevin hurt
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    I could have sworn I heard him in an interview saying he threw that sock away. so what did he do realize it was worth money pick a scab and rub some blood on another sock.

  5. chrisolds
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    There was one game earlier in the playoffs and one in the Series. This is the Series sock. The first one was thrown away.

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