Madoff Effects Up for Grabs

Looking for a unique way to show off your Mets fandom? Bernie Madoff's personalized Mets jacket is going on the auction block this weekend along with jewelry, furs, watches, and three boogie boards. The auction, which is being handled by Gaston & Sheehan, is expected to make more than $500,000 for Madoff's victims. The jacket is estimated at between $500 and $720, while the boogie boards—each marked with "Madoff" in black marker—should net about $80. For high rollers, Madoff's Monoblocco Rolex could get as much as $87,500, while a pair of Victorian diamond earrings (once belonging to Ruth, not Bernie) could sell for as much as $100,000. A spokesman for the U.S. Marshal said "there's huge interest" in Madoff's effects, in particular his duck-decoy collection. The auction will take place on Saturday at the New York Sheraton Hotel & Towers.