Curt Schilling, famed Red Sox pitcher and failed video-game business owner, is selling off items from his Medfield home this Saturday.
The sale will be short on sports memorabilia — aside from some bobbleheads, baseballs, and a Schilling bathrobe — but offer the more ordinary items of Schilling’s domestic life, including candlesticks and couches, a microwave and vacuum cleaner, and even artificial potted plants.
Schilling has sold assets, including items from his celebrated baseball career, to satisfy creditors since his video game company, 38 Studios, collapsed into bankruptcy in the spring of 2012. The bloody sock worn by Schilling when he pitched in the 2004 World Series was auctioned for more than $92,000 earlier this year.
Saturday’s estate sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m at Schilling’s Medfield home, according to Consignworks Inc. of Dudley, the company managing the sale.
The estate sale is part of the Schilling family’s decision to downsize, said Vicki Rellas, a spokeswoman for Consignworks. She declined comment on whether the proceeds would benefit creditors.
The Schillings are also trying to sell their seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom Medfield home, which they bought in 2004 from former New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe for $4.5 million. The home, which boasts a batting cage and putting green, has been placed on the market several times since 2008, the price dropping from as much as $8 million to its current listing of just under $3 million.
“It’s a great house,” said Robin Wish, the listing agent with Century 21 Commonwealth. “If you get inside, it’s a wonderful space — homey, cozy.”
Wish would not comment on whether the Schillings still live in the house. The Schillings also own a more modest Colonial in Medfield.
Schilling was part of the Red Sox team that won the World Series in 2004. He pitched with an injured ankle in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series, setting the stage for the Sox’ historic comeback against the Yankees and resulting in the first “bloody sock,” which has been lost to history. He pitched and won Game 2 of the World Series, helping to end the 86-year-old Boston curse and creating another bloody sock, which he loaned to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum before selling it.
After his 2009 retirement, Schilling focused on the company he founded to develop video games. He moved the firm from Massachusetts to Providence after Rhode Island’s economic development agency approved $75 million in loans to the company.
But in the spring of 2012, the firm missed a loan payment to the state. In May 2012, 38 Studios laid off about 400 employees, then filed for bankruptcy in June.
The economic development agency has sued Schilling and others, saying it was misled.
Schilling has said that he sank much of his personal wealth — about $50 million — into 38 Studios. Schilling also has said that the stress related to 38 Studios contributed to a heart attack he suffered in late 2011.
Neither Schilling nor his representatives responded to requests for comment Monday.Deirdre Fernandes can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @fernandesglobe.