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Bidding Under Way for Schilling’s Bloody Sock

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

By ERIKA NIEDOWSKI, Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Bidding is under way for the bloody sock worn by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling in the 2004 World Series, which he put up for sale after the collapse of his Providence-based video game company.

The sports director at Heritage Auctions says the highest bid so far is $32,500. Live bidding is taking place in New York City on Saturday.

The sock had been on loan to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. It’s expected to fetch at least $100,000 and possibly a lot more.

Schilling’s 38 Studios was lured to Rhode Island from Massachusetts with a $75 million loan guarantee. It later filed for bankruptcy.

Schilling also guaranteed loans for the business. The state also is now likely responsible for some $100 million related to the deal.

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