Thursday, February 18, 2010

Curt Schilling's Bloody Sock

This card seriously creeps me out. That said, I do appreciate Topps doing something fresh. I LOVE the great moments in baseball and Bill Mazeroski is one of my favorite players of all time, but it gets a little old when Topps creates a card of his famous home run in 12 different brands each and every year. So Topps gets points for having a fresh moment, but a card of somebody’s foot, really? Anyway, here is the card – it is card #TOG-21 from the Tales of the Game insert set in 2010 Topps. It is a closeup shot of Curt Schilling’s cleats. Here is what Topps had to say on the back of the card: “Schilling piled up 216 career wins with his arm, but it was his ankle-and the bloody sock that covered it-that garnered most of the attention in the 2004 postseason. Pitching with a surgically stabilized ankle that leaked a crimson proof of pain. Curt gutted out seven strong innings in a win against the Yankees in Game 6 of the ALCS. He also would earn a victory against the Yankees in Game 2 of the ’04 World Series.”
Okay. I have nothing more to add. I am 13 cards away from finishing off the base set of 2010 Topps. You can find my want list and my dupes for trade HERE. Go Rays! If you need me I will be at Pirate City! Oh, if you are checking this blog out for the first time, the posts generally don't focus on feet nor bloody socks... Not typically. Troll out.


  1. Now what would be completely creepy is if they had a Bloody Sock relic card.

  2. Troll, you ditching any insert sets? I would be willing to trade for peak performance, turkey reds or CYMTO if you arent collecting them. Also any gold toppstown? Let me know!

  3. I really dislike Schilling as a person. At least how he has acted publicly for 20 years. He is so self-serving and pretends to be a humble hero. I think I mentioned before that nobody loved the blood on the ankle more than Curt himself. He craved that attention and story. It was his dream.

    He reminds me of the worst traits of Gary Carter and Roger Clemens combined and then multiplied by ten.

    Having said that, this subset is classic stuff. And yes, that moment was one for the history books.