Madoff's Mets Tickets Up for Grabs on Ebay
Home-plate 'Ponzi' tickets will be sold to repay scammed investors
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2009 5:07 AM CDT
The Mets will make up the $20,000 difference between Madoff's platinum seats and the gold ones to be sold online.   (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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(Newser) – Scamster Bernard Madoff has lost his mansion, his yacht, his freedom and now his prized Mets season tickets, the Los Angeles Times reports. The trustee liquidating the shamed financier and lifelong Mets fan's assets has traded Madoff's $80,000 platinum tickets for a "more marketable" $60,000 gold set and plans to sell them on eBay. The proceeds will go toward compensating Madoff's victims—who incude the Mets' owners.