Posted Fri, Jan 18, 2013 by Martuk
Curt Schilling’s dream to open up his own gaming studio is becoming more of a nightmare this week. After the collapse of 38 Studios last year, Rhode Island began auctioning off the studio’s assets to recover some of the $75 million loan guarantee from the deal that brought the studio to the state. Schilling himself is said to have invested over $50 million of his own money into the studio before its collapse, and he’s about to lose more on a somewhat more personal level.
According to a recent story from the Boston Globe, Schilling’s legendary bloody sock worn by the pitcher during the second game of the 2004 World Series is set to go up for auction to help cover the studio’s debts next month. Online bidding for the item is set to commence on February 4th with live bidding taking place on February 23rd. The memorable piece of sports history was recently on loan to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and is expected to bring in at least $100,000 according to Chris Ivy, director of sports for Texas-based Heritage Auctions.