If you missed your chance to bid on Lenny Dykstra's 1986 Mets World Series ring, redemption now comes by way of Darren Daulton's 1997 Marlins World Series gem.
Yesterday, STAT Authentic LLC announced that the former Phillies catcher plans to liquidate roughly 100 items at the Coach's Corner Sports and Celebrity Auction beginning in mid-November and ending Dec. 4.
Daulton's agent, Tony Perri, recently contacted the Abington-based brokerage company, which has dealt with Daulton in the past.
Perri disputed that Daulton is facing financial problems similar to Dykstra's, but conceded economics might have played a role in Daulton's decision. Daulton was unavailable for comment last night.
"Dysktra's ring sold for $56,000, so it was pretty much a no-brainer once Dutchy saw that," Perri told the Daily News. "Good times, bad times, hard times, whatever, if someone is willing to pay that much for a ring, you're going to listen to them."
Ted Taylor, STAT Authentic co-founder, said All-Star Game jerseys, balls, gloves, Daulton's plaque from the Reading Phillies Hall of Fame and signed balls - most notably those signed by the entire 1993 Phillies World Series team and members of the 1993 All-Star team - are among the loot.
Taylor said the items have been shipped from Daulton's home in Florida and will be sorted and catalogued by Taylor's company.
"Tony came to us to market because he knew we would market it in a tasteful way," said Jeff Stevens, STAT's co-founder. "He knows he can trust us. It was a thing where the volume of memorabilia was getting substantial and Darren knows what it means for people, especially from this area, to get their hands on some really great stuff."
Perri said Daulton, 47, is planning to make a comeback in the public eye.
Daulton has a number of events planned in the coming days with the Phillies and the media and is expected to attend a CBS Radio Playoff Pep Rally at 1 p.m. today in the Rotunda of the Shoppes at Liberty Place (16th and Chestnut).
"Yeah, times are tough, but you have to remember in 1997 Darren was Comeback Player of the Year and won the World Series with the Marlins," Perri said. "He has really made a great comeback in his professional career in 2009 and is just looking out for his future."
Bids will be accepted by phone and online only. Photos of the items available will be posted at www.myccsa.com in the coming weeks. Prospective bidders may register by logging on to the Web site or calling Coach's Corner at 215-721-9162.