Celebrity O.J.'S HEISMAN SOLD By People Staff Published on April 22, 1999 12:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email 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.