How much would you pay for--

tobr24u(z6 RI)February 19, 2013

a bloody sock?! Famous Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's is being auctioned off in NYC Saturday and has already fetched a bid of $32,500 online! He wore this thing during the 2004 World Series. Your bid?

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Brushworks Spectacular Finishes(5)

Maybe the bidders have a foot fetish.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 6:51AM
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tobr24u(z6 RI)

Maybe I should try auctioning off some manties...

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 7:05AM
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Pidge

Gag. I think I'll pass on this little item. Gag again.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 7:14AM
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tobr24u(z6 RI)

Yes, bloody socks are disgusting...

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 7:26AM
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jodik_gw

Zero.

I can't fathom the hero worship or whatever it is that causes one the need to collect items formerly belonging to anyone, whether a sports figure, musician, or anyone of fame. And some of the items collected are what I'd call disgusting in nature. Why on earth would anyone want a bloody sock?

Okay...

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 10:06AM
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markjames

Not much.

I don't tend to invest in things unless I'm pretty sure of their current/future resale value and/or they have a utility, personal or income producing value.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 10:10AM
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david52 Zone 6

Wonder what his empty HGH vials would go for.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 10:13AM
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agnespuffin

I've decided that to a lot of people, money is just a toy to play with, to have fun with.

I've wondered about this buying junk that famous (or not-so-famous) people once used or owned. Why??? Is the dress that so-and-so wore, really all that wonderful?

And I feel really sorry for those to whom such items are important.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 12:27PM
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demifloyd(8)

Nothing.

I wouldn't even ask a celebrity for an autograph.

They're only people, just like us.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 12:33PM
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jillinnj

I might pay you something to keep it away from me!

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 12:41PM
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OH....Agnes,

I'm willing to bet that some posters here would buy cast-offs from the Obama family.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 12:42PM
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duluthinbloomz4

Good heavens - there are schmucks out there who'd buy vials of Elvis's sweat before leaving their tour of Graceland.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 1:03PM
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and silly women who will buy anything Kate Middleton is wearing this week.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 1:23PM
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demifloyd(8)

Posted by brushworks Zone5-Ohio (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 19, 13 at 13:23

and silly women who will buy anything Kate Middleton is wearing this week.

...or Michelle Obama, or Jennifer Aniston.

Just look at what makes the news--those Kardashian people and illegitimate "baby bumps."

The media spoon feeds what they want people to think is important--it's no longer the celebrity of Babe Ruth and The Beatles.

Those that get attention for bad behavior are lauded by the media as a celebrity to be chased and adored.

This post was edited by demifloyd on Tue, Feb 19, 13 at 13:38

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 1:36PM
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lily316(z5PA)

I would pay nothing for anything owned by a famous person.
John Kennedy's bomber jacket sold for half a million yesterday.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 1:49PM
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WxDano(5b-2a-6/7)

Think of the mentality that stopped you from washing the sock because you thought it would be worth something someday.

At any rate, surely Schilling needs the money for lawyers to ward off jail time for fraud charges.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 1:52PM
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labrea_gw

Bricks form a stadium seats from a stadium Uniforms dirty is better than clean. Collectibles are for collectors! I think I would prefer buying a piece of sports memorabilia as an investment than a Jumeau Doll or an autographed program from the Beatles each potentially double digit items The market for Red Sox memorabilia is strong the bloody sock was gone on about over & over in print & on TV during the series.
Schillings 38 Studios was later investigated after it filed for bankruptcy. The Massachusetts based company moved to RI with promises of loans.

Chapter 7 bankruptcy documents filed in Delaware, Mr. SchillingâÂÂs company, 38 Studios, and three subsidiaries owed more than $150 million to creditors, but have assets of no more than $50 million.

Yep lots of start up businesses fail even with State funding.

A Mickey Mantle Game worn Jersey can easily go for $30,000.
A Jersey that belonged to MM might only fetch half that if it was not game worn.
One person's ick factor is another's retirement gamble.
Original Barbie's mint $8-$12

The NY Metropolitan Museum has a fantastic warbrobe/costume collection. For those who chase fashion & who wears or wore what it can be a very lucrative pastime buying the used dresses of 1st Ladies.
On 1 level there are the collectors who trade among themselves driving prices, then the secondary markets, libraries & institutions & lastly the general public.

Jackie O was notorious for off loading a lot of her stuff to various thrift shops.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 2:25PM
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mylab123(z5NW)

Brush, your response at 12:42....

I often wonder if you see yourself as an somewhat amused, often bemused, un-involved non- partisan and unbiased, politically detached observer?

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 2:47PM
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