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.