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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Schilling Bloody Schilling

I guess with the pitcher's video game business going upside down this should not be a surprise. Email to me from Heritage Auctions just now:  "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. 23 Platinum Night Sports event at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion (Ukrainian Institute of America), in New York, at 2 E. 79th Street (at 5th Ave.). It carries a pre-auction estimate of $100,000+.
"This historic Red Sox relic serves as the physical incarnation of the exorcism of 'The Curse of the Bambino just as the 'The Buckner Ball' is the curse's embodiment," said Chris Ivy, Director of Vintage Sports Memorabilia at Heritage Auctions. "Since we sold 'The Buckner Ball' in April of 2012 for almost $420,000, we thought this was a great opportunity to balance the scales and give collectors a chance to decide which moment is worth more."

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