09.14.09

Brother, Can You Spare $18 Million? – Nails’ Garage Sale

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The New York Daily News’ Larry McShane reports the financial woes of former Met Lenny Dykstra are so profound, the Twizzler-addicted outfielder turned stock tipster is auctioning many treasures from his storied baseball career.

Bidders are unlikely to include the nearly two dozen businesses and individuals who charge the hardnosed player known as Nails bilked them of millions of dollars.

The most amazin’ item available is Dykstra’s 10-karat World Series ring, symbolic of the Mets’ stunning defeat of the Boston Red Sox.

The sparkler – valued at $20,000 – bears the Mets logo, Dykstra’s name and familiar No. 4, and the words “New York Mets, 1986 World Champions, 116 Wins.”

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.

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