MLB.com auctions off Chapman playoff jersey, Fenway seats, Miggy gear and more
If you don't have $100,000 to pony up for Curt Schilling's bloody sock auction, then no worries. We found a ton of even cooler stuff to bid on at the MLB.com Auction. For example:
The last jersey Aroldis Chapman ever wore. He threw a 100-mph heater in this Reds playoff jersey, wearing it for Games 4 and 5 of the 2012 National League Division Series against the Giants. Alas, those two games weren't very much fun for Reds fans, but it still might beat a sock with blood on it.
Two historic Fenway Park seats. Bidding starts at $999 on a pair of romantically uncomfortable red seats from Fenway Park, where fannies once sat to watch Dave Roberts steal second and Carlton Fisk wave it fair. Renovations in the lower right-field seating bowl mean we get to find a serious memorabilia hunter in Red Sox Nation -- like whoever bids on Schilling's sock.
Home plate used on the final day of the 2012 season at Wrigley Field. You can pretend to be Darwin Barney scoring the walk-off run
Miguel Cabrera batting helmet used during the last All-Star Game, AKA, a helmet he wore during his Triple Crown summer. High bid was up to $1,730 as of late Thursday.
Omar Vizquel game-used alternate Blue Jays jersey. You'll need at least an opening bid of $4,500 for this item, which closes at 5:13 p.m. ET Friday. Toronto was the last team he played for before retiring, and the Cooperstown countdown has begun. It's dangerous these days to call anyone a Hall of Fame lock, but let's just say this could appreciate in value.
And if you really have your heart set on a Schilling item, you can always bid $10 and score his 1989 Donruss rookie card.
-- Mark Newman / MLB.com