Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling put up his World Series bloody sock in an effort to bring in some money to help the fallout from his failed video game business, but the infamous piece of sports memorabilia didn't earn him as much as expected.
The sock, worn during Game 2 of the 2004 World Series, earned $92,613 at a live auction Saturday night, according to Heritage Auctions, the house responsible for the sale of the sock. The soiled sock was expected to sell for at least $100,000.
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Online bidding on the sock started at the end of January and ended just before the live auction. According to Heritage Auctions' website, the sock attracted eight bidders with the highest online bid coming in at about $60,000.
The sock was previously on display for more than eight years at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., but it was on loan and returned to Schilling.
Schilling’s business, 38 Studios, collapsed last year after he moved it from Massachusetts to Rhode Island. He is being sued by a Rhode Island state agency that claims the gaming company withheld information that would have prevented it from being awarded a $75 million loan, according to WPRI.
Schilling's sock wasn't the only piece of iconic sports memorabilia up for auction Saturday.
Local legend and former Boston University hockey player Mike Eruzione put his 1980 Olympic hockey team jersey up for sale, along with some other items from that infamous "Miracle on Ice" Olympics. His jersey sole for more than $657,000, his stick brought in more than $262,000 and his hockey gloves earned $55,000.
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