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Thursday, October 04, 2012

Curt Schilling could have to sell bloody sock

Schilling, whose Providence-based 38 Studios filed for bankruptcy in June, listed the sock as collateral to a bank in a September filing with the Massachusetts Secretary of State.

According to the Salvation Army Valuation Guide, used socks are worth approximately $0.50-$1.50 a pair. The large and unattractive stain on this particular example would obviously place it toward the lower end of that valuation range - and it may be an optimistic estimate in any event, since only prices for womens’ and childrens’ socks are listed.

On the bright side for Curt, the chart lists used overcoats, suits, and tuxedos as being worth up to $60 apiece, so if he can find any of those to sell we might be talking about some real money here.

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: October 04, 2012 at 12:56 PM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: boston, crazy clown town, curt schilling, general, memorabilia, red sox

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   1. Rowland Office Supplies Posted: October 04, 2012 at 04:14 PM (#4254374)
I may pick up one of Curt's suits so I can be David Byrne in Stop Making Sense for Halloween.
   2. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 04, 2012 at 04:22 PM (#4254386)
I'd like to say if I were rich, I'd buy that stupid thing and burn it, but I suppose I have too much respect for history to do that. I'd just buy it and lock it away with the specific instructions that it could never be displayed publicly.

EDIT: And for good measure, I would test to make sure that's really blood, but never release the results. Always keep 'em guessing.
   3. cardsfanboy Posted: October 04, 2012 at 04:30 PM (#4254400)
EDIT: And for good measure, I would test to make sure that's really blood, but never release the results. Always keep 'em guessing.


Thanks for the chuckle.
   4. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 04, 2012 at 04:32 PM (#4254403)
I suppose if one was fixing to be really evil, you would buy it under the pretense of being a Red Sox fan, claim you were testing to "put all those stupid rumors to bed once and for all" and then never release the results and just deny whenvever asked that you intended to test it. That would really throw some doubt on things.
   5. Jolly Old St. Nick Still Gags in October Posted: October 04, 2012 at 04:37 PM (#4254415)
I'd want to run a drug test on that thing before allowing Schilling to sell it, just to mess with his mind.
   6. flournoy Posted: October 04, 2012 at 04:41 PM (#4254422)
In a sane world, the market for someone's smelly, blood-stained sock would be zilch.
   7. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: October 04, 2012 at 04:44 PM (#4254431)
I would digitize the sock and make a 1 dollar game app out of its digital image and make a profit. When I went public, I would send Schilling a prospectus so he could get in on the action. Then, with all the money I made from the public offering, I would start a Super-PAC and get Dennis Kucinic elected president in 2016 and get Kucinic to make me HUD secretary. Then I would use public domain to seize Schilling's house and build a tenement for welfare mothers.
   8. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: October 04, 2012 at 05:22 PM (#4254497)
In a sane world, the market for someone's smelly, blood-stained sock would be zilch.


Is there no place for sex perverts in this new world order?
   9. Mayor Blomberg Posted: October 04, 2012 at 05:40 PM (#4254520)
I was sure this was The Onion.
   10. Ardo Posted: October 04, 2012 at 05:48 PM (#4254528)
I'm hoping that Mitt Romney will buy it and prominently display it on the Resolute desk.
   11. thok Posted: October 04, 2012 at 07:42 PM (#4254627)
I claimed in one of the early 38 Studio bankruptcy threads that Schilling's most valuable asset was the bloody sock. I didn't mean it literally.
   12. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: October 04, 2012 at 08:08 PM (#4254640)
Surely Topps would be happy to pay loads for the sock, then cut it up into swatches for premium cards.
   13. Tripon Posted: October 04, 2012 at 08:21 PM (#4254649)
Shilling is selling his mansion in Boston for $3.5 million. Man, his definition of broke is a lot different than most people.
   14. cercopithecus aethiops Posted: October 04, 2012 at 08:50 PM (#4254670)
Who would buy one sock? If he ain't selling the pair, he can keep it.
   15. The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: October 04, 2012 at 09:18 PM (#4254688)
13: Well, if he doesn't get to keep any of the money, he's still going to be broke.
   16. willcarrolldoesnotsuk Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:51 AM (#4254884)
Surely a level 99 capitalist like Schilling would see this opportunity to start up a mass produced bloody-sock selling company. I'm sure there are plenty of near-slave factories in China who could give him a whole lot of bloody socks on the cheap. Very bloody socks. Then he marks them up for resale to the American market.

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