If you haven’t heard, Lenny Dykstra is a little strapped for cash these days. He is said to have less than $50,000 of assets and and between $10 million and $50 million of liabilities. So as you can see, Dykstra’s money is looking real funny.
The word on the street is Lenny has found a way to make a little cash to help pay off his liabilities. And it involves basically selling his entire baseball career away. Well, at least the memorabilia from it.
Cash-strapped Lenny Dykstra’s latest money-grab comes with a familiar ring to it.
The bankrupt ex-ballplayer is auctioning off memorabilia from across his storied 12-year career – including his diamond and gold 1986 World Series championship ring.
This sparkling reminder of when the Mets were actually good is valued at $20,000. And just in case you’ve been stockpiling cash waiting for an ex-professional player to experience some hard times, here’s what else is priced to moved.
Among the other items up for sale at Heritage Auction Galleries:
– Dykstra’s replica World Championship trophy, a foot-tall “glorious, glittering prize” inscribed with his name.
– Dykstra’s home run ball that won game three of the 1986 National League Championship Series.
– His 1990, 1994 and 1995 All-Star Game rings.
D*#n Nails, d*#n.
Lenny Dykstra to hock Mets 1986 World Series ring to raise money for debts (New York Daily News)