The sock, worn when Schilling pitched game two of the 2004 World Series, had been on loan to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
“It’s a one of a kind item, so it’s really tough to gauge what kind of interest you’re going to get,” said Chris Ivy, director of Sports Auctions for Heritage Auctions in a statement to The Boston Herald.
“Sometimes you catch lightning in a bottle where a piece will take off … This particular time, it’s the first time we sold a sock with blood on it so it’s very hard to gauge what kind of final number it’s going to end up.”
Appraiser Mike Gutierrez speculated in October 2012 to The Boston Globe that the sock had probably peaked in value around 2005.
Regardless, the sale price fell short of the millions Schilling’s 38 Studios video game company needed to pay off more than 1,000 creditors.
The company filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in June 2012. The bankruptcy filing indicated the company owed in excess of $100 million with only $21.7 million in assets.
In addition to the Curt Schilling bloody sock, the company could also be auctioning off other memorabilia items from Schilling’s collection, including a cap worn by Lou Gehrig.
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