04/22/1999 at 12:00 AM EDT

The Heisman Trophy awarded to O.J. Simpson in 1968 (and ordered sold to help pay a court judgment against the former football star) brought $230,000 in auction in Los Angeles Tuesday. The sale was ordered to help settle part of the $33.5 million civil judgment against him for the stabbing and slashing deaths of his ex-wife and her friend. Simpson was acquitted of criminal charges in the killings. The Heisman Trophy is the first-ever to go on the auction block, and its plaque contains the misspelling of the word athletic, which is missing the letter "h."

  • Other Simpson memorabilia sold for prices ranging from $10 to $10,000. The entire proceeds are thought to have brought in about $300,000.

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