WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling risked the majority of his fortune – made during his 20 seasons playing Major League Baseball – on his video game company, 38 Studios.
As part of the fallout from 38 Studios filing for bankruptcy in 2012, Schilling may have to repay a massive debt to the state of Rhode Island – which was involved in granting a $75 million loan to bring the company, and jobs, to the state – and has resorted to auctioning items from his home in Medfield, Mass. to offset the costs.
You might say he’s down to the felt.
Here are some of the more extravagant items up for auction [ConsignWorks.com]:
- I mean, who wouldn’t want this sleek leather baseball glove arm chair (doesn’t specify if the string-less guitar comes with the haul)?
- In need of a relaxing night in front of the television? Have a go at this vast array of Disney VHS tapes.
- More of a DVD guy? Take a gander at these sillies.
- Who doesn’t need an ice mower?
- Check out this money metal (plastic) microwave.
- There’s also this totally dust-free Ms. Pac-Man arcade game.
- How about some “odds & ends” for your collection?
- Lastly, and this might be the Crème de la Crème — this sweet pair of signed Flubber hats.
Poor guy — out there, just Schilling what’s left of his good name.