FOR SALE: Dykstra's World Series ring

NEW YORK (AP) - September 14, 2009

Auctioneers say they plan to sell a trove of memorabilia the financially troubled All-Star left unclaimed at a Beverly Hills, Calif.-based pawnshop.

The items include the Mets championship ring and a trophy Dykstra won in a series most remembered for an error by Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner, who let a ball roll through his legs. Each item could sell for more than $20,000.

The items were consigned to Dallas-based Heritage Auctions Inc. by famed pawnbroker Yossi Dina.

Dykstra filed for bankruptcy protection in July, saying he owed more than $31 million and had about $50,000 in assets.

The auction is scheduled to take place in Texas and online Oct. 1 and 2.

Dykstra also played for the Philadelphia Phillies.


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