Curt Schilling opens home for items for sale, ranging from books to video games to bathrobe
Rose Lincoln for The Boston Globe
MEDFIELD -- Dorann Wallrapp and her husband, Gary, often spend their Saturdays at estate sales, looking for antiques, so it’s no surprise that they walked away from the estate sale here on Woodridge Road with a replica wrought-iron baby carriage.
But Gary, the director of career services at Quincy College, wanted the silk shirt that was on sale, too. It belonged to Curt Schilling, the famed retired Red Sox pitcher glorified for the bloody red sock that helped win the 2004 World Series.
“He thinks Curt was wearing this shirt, so he’s excited,” his wife Dorann said after leaving the estate sale Saturday morning.
What appeared to be hundreds of people flocked to the estate sale at the Schilling home, where items ranging from a baby grand piano ($6,000) to video games ($8) were on sale.
The Schilling family maintains that it is downsizing from the house it bought from Drew Bledsoe in 2004 and that it is moving into a smaller home here in Medfield. Curt Schilling’s ongoing financial woes cast a dark cloud over the sale, however: His video game company, 38 Studios, collapsed into bankruptcy in the spring of 2012, and the Rhode Island economic development agency has sued him, claiming it was misled.
Schilling has already said he sunk much of his personal wealth – about $50 million – into 38 Studios. He suffered a heart attack in late 2011 that he attributed to the stress.
And he has already sold some of his baseball memorabilia to satisfy creditors. The bloody sock sold for more than $92,000 earlier this year.
But those who arrived at his estate Saturday morning found much more than socks: They found bath towels, and video games. A giant teddy bear was on sale for $65; A drum was offered for $250. Even his sons’ bunk beds sold for $400.
Kristin Kumar, who lives less than a mile away in Medfield, saw online that the estate was selling vintage Legos. They were gone by the time she arrived Saturday, but she still walked away with ESPN pins, and a Red Sox Monopoly game.
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