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Disgruntled Rhode Islander 'thanks' Curt Shilling with sarcastic commemorative plaque

A custom-made plaque available at Sports and More, a Providence, R.I. memorabilia shop, commemorates ex-Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's failed business venture that left taxpayers on the hook for millions.

The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation backed a $75 million loan for Schilling's 38 Studios, developer of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. A condition of the agreement stipulated that the company would relocate and bring about 450 jobs to the state. Things didn't go as planned, and by Nov. 2012, the state sued the now-bankrupt developer over the loan.

The plaque (seen above, as captured by Redditor "bmon82") is framed, double matted and includes the 38 Studios logo, a photograph of Schilling in his more successful days and a tongue-in-cheek inscription that "thanks" him for the $75 million. Sports and More declined to provide Polygon with a photograph of the plaque.

According to the store, which you can visit in Providence Place Mall, it's on display at the front left of the store and available for $59.99.

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