A bloody sock belonging to Ex-Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has been auctioned off for $92,000 (€69,600). According to the Daily Mail, the buyer wished to remain anonymous.The sock was worn for the 2004 World Series, during which Schilling pitched six innings with a damaged tendon, on October 24.
The Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals, and went on to win their first championship in 86 years, since 1918.
Until being sold, the sock had been displayed at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, and at Heritage's Dallas headquarters before that.
“This is obviously the first time we've ever offered a sock at auction. [...] But it relates to a very significant moment in the World Series,” says Texas-based Heritage Auctions Director of Sports Auctions Chris Ivy.