Although nowhere near as creepy as going through Stan Musial’s wallet or as (arguably) outright random as a Mr. Peanut costume that hung out with Reggie Jackson, today’s strange find on eBay is a nice mix of both. Now available on eBay: a Minecraft box mask from the Curt Schilling estate, just in time for Halloween!
“But Dan,” you say, “Curt Schilling isn’t dead! He recovered from that cancer!”
Correct! And thank goodness for that. Instead, his estate sale was a result of a disastrous post-career stint into the Video Game industry that sent him into bankruptcy. Or maybe it was because they just wanted to downsize and so they got rid of a bunch of things. Depends on what story you read.
Still, as a result of that estate sale, we see stuff like this on eBay:
1) There is no way of proving this actually was worn by Curt Schilling or (more likely) any of his kids. There isn’t any certificate of authenticity or anything.
2) Look at how likely it is that that thing could break in shipping!
3) It’s kind of disturbing that that belonged to Curt Schilling’s kids and now it’s just being sold online.
4) If you absolutely must have a Minecraft head, I’m sure that there are cheaper ones available, especially once you take shipping into account.
Still, if YOU want this unique piece of tangentially baseball-related “history”… you can.