Following the collapse of his video games company in 2012, retired baseball star Curt Schilling auctioned off one of his fabled game worn, bloody socks on February 23. The sock has been called an "historic Red Sox relic" by Chris Ivy, a spokesperson for the auction house presiding over the sale.
"I think we're only just beginning to understand how important this piece is to the legacy of the Red Sox," Ivy asserted before the sale.
The famed sock, which was worn by the injured Red Sox pitcher during his unforgettable performance in game two of the 2004 World Series against St Louis, sold for $92,613 at a live auction in Texas. The sock's strong performance is testament to its excellent provenance (it was offered directly from Schilling's estate) and symbolic significance.
The bloody sock the pitcher wore during Boston's famous run to its first World Series championship in 86 years has grown into a symbol of endurance and never-say-die spirit among fans of the team, as Schilling played on, bringing the team a win, despite serious injury. The sale cements the item's place in baseball history.
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