Going, going, gone -- pieces of O.J. Simpson's life auctioned offFebruary 16, 1999
Web posted at: 11:29 p.m. EST (0429 GMT)
LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Some of O.J. Simpson's most prized possessions hit the auction block Tuesday evening -- including his Heisman Trophy, which sold for close to a quarter million dollars.
Simpson's property was seized after a civil trial found him liable for the deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.
Court-appointed receivers put 77 lots of property up for sale to help satisfy the $33 million judgment against Simpson. Butterfield and Butterfield handled the auction in Los Angeles and via the Internet.
Merchandise ranged from a painting by disco diva Donna Summer, which sold for $5,500, to Chinese rugs and memorabilia from Simpson's football career.
His Heisman Trophy drew the highest price -- $230,000. That was no surprise, since a month before the auction, offers of more than $100,000 poured in for the most prestigious award in college football.
The Downtown Athletic Club of New York City presented the Heisman to O.J. in 1968 when he was a senior at the University of Southern California.
An unknown bidder bought a pair of Simpson's No. 32 football jerseys for $4,750. One was a blue, white and red Buffalo Bills jersey with Simpson across the back and autographed in black "O.J. Simpson Hall of Fame 85." The second was a white American Conference jersey with "Simpson" across the back.
Auctioneers were right on the money when they predicted a plaque would sell for $5,000 to $10,000. The official certificate presented by the Board of Selectors to O.J. Simpson inducting him into the Professional Football Hall of Fame went for the upper limit of $10,000. Simpson was awarded this honor August 3, 1985, in Canton, Ohio.
A limited-edition football issued to commemorate Simpson's induction into the Professional Football Hall of Fame on August 3, 1985, sold for $2,750. The football has "O.J. Simpson 1969-1979" printed across the top as well as Simpson's major rushing and receiving statistics.
An almost life-size statue of Simpson by Gene Logan brought $3,250.
Proceeds from the auction will go to the estate of Nicole Brown Simpson and the family of Goldman.
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