By Melissa Rohlin
10:35 AM PST, February 18, 2013
Bidding is underway for a bloody sock that Curt Schilling wore while pitching the Boston Red Sox to a victory against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game 2 of the 2004 World Series.
Schilling decided to sell the sock, which was bloodied as he was played on an injured ankle, after his video game company went bankrupt.
Bidding opened at $25,000 and was up to $32,500 by Monday, according to Chris Ivy, director of sports for Texas-based Heritage Auctions. Live bidding will happen in New York on Saturday.
The auction house expects the sock to sell for about $100,000.
“I wouldn't be surprised to see it go for much more than that,” Ivy said. “It's definitely one of the headline grabbers.”
Schilling's sock had been on loan at the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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