Was I the only one who thought a video game company was not the smartest place to invest your millions of dollars? Curt Schilling's boyhood fantasy-turned-real-life-disaster 38 Pitches filed for bankruptcy in June. As chief investor and creditor, Schilling must pony up for some of the bills. The best way to acquire money? Sell your bloody sock.
Okay, so this is not just any bloody sock. This is THE sock from the 2004 ALCS. Though some felt the sock to be sham, painted on, the sock remains one of the images of the Red Sox World Championship. What is a sock worth?
Many feel it could fetch as much as $100,000.00. The only real way to find out is to put it up for auction and see what some rich guy is willing to pay for it.
Terrence Moore of MLB.com believes that the sock belongs in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The sock was there, for a while, on loan from Schilling. Interestingly, he mentions that this may not be the ALCS sock that got so much attention, but rather one from the World Series while Schilling's ankle was still raw.
Who will buy the sock? I think back to Marc Ecko's purchase of Barry Bonds home run ball. For $750,000.00 he purchased the ball and branded an asterisk on it. Ecko then loaned it to the hall of fame.
I can see a Yankees fan buying the sock, desecrating it in some way, and then giving it to the hall. I never heard of Marc Ecko before he bought the baseball, so maybe a Yankee fan will want to do the same.