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Lenny Dykstra's Final Plate Appearance

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Is something valuable just because it was owned by somebody famous? Reading over the list of business exec at a Beverly Hills pawn shop, I find myself thinking of the scene in Taxi Driver in which a barely hinged driver tries to give Travis Bickle (the really unhinged titular driver) "a piece of Errol Flynn's bathtub" so he can sell it. Dykstra's 1986 World Series ring would no doubt draw some bids from Mets fans, as might a few other pieces of jewelry and championship hardware, but I find it hard to believe anyone would bid on a signed ball that Dykstra hit for a home run to win Game 3 of the 1986 NLCS against Houston. Okay, it's only expected to fetch four grand - but I can't imagine it appreciating in value, especially given the downward spiral that is Dykstra's post-baseball life.

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