Lenny Dykstra’s well-traveled 1986 World Series trophy is back on the auction block.
Dykstra played a major role in the team’s drive toward its second World Series title that year, hitting a walk-off homer in game three of the National League Championship Series and hit two more in the World Series including a game three shot at Fenway Park that helped change the momentum of the series.
Strapped for cash several years ago and with his business and lavish lifestyle fell apart, Dykstra loaded the 12-inch trophy and numerous other pieces of memorabilia to South Beverly Wilshire Jewelry and Loan, run by Yossi Dina, the so called “pawnbroker to the rich and famous” but he never picked up his ticket. In the fall of 2009, it was among several Dykstra pieces that wound up being sold by Heritage Auctions. The winning bidder paid $19,120.
Dykstra is is jail on a myriad of charges ranging from grand theft auto to money laundering. He pleaded guilty late last year to stripping his southern California mansion of valuables and selling some in an attempt to hide them from creditors. TMZ.com recently published a mug shot of the 50-year-old former outfielder.
The trophy is among dozens of items up for bid in an auction that closes Thursday night.