Schilling's bloody sock fetches $92K
How much money would a rational human being pay for a filthy, old, blood stained sock? Answer: Almost $93K.
Heritage Auctions in New York sold the famous bloody sock that an injured Curt Schilling wore during game 2 of the 2004 World Series for $92,613.
Schilling had initially donated the sock to the Baseball Hall-of-Fame, but decided to sell it when his videogame company “38 Studios” went bankrupt in 2012.
Other sports memorabilia sold at the auction (via ESPN)
A $1,150 Yankees signing-bonus check endorsed by a 17-year-old Mickey Mantle sold for $286,800.
Two checks related to the Yankees' purchase of Babe Ruth from the Red Sox sold for $95,600.
A 1927-28 Lou Gehrig game-worn Yankees jersey sold for $717,000 while a Gehrig-worn cap from 1930s sold for $191,200.
The jersey worn by 1980 U.S. Olympic captain Mike Eruzione during the famous “Miracle on Ice” game sold for $657,250.