Sylvester Stallone Putting Rocky’s Gloves and Other Items Up for Auction
Come October, you could own a piece of Rocky history for the right price–you know, if living on the film’s set isn’t enough for you. AP reports that Sylvester Stallone will put hundreds of props and costumes from his 40-year film career on the auction block, including Rocky Balboa’s gloves, robe and boxing trunks.
The pieces will be auctioned off by Heritage Auctions on October 14th and 15th. A portion of the sale’s proceeds will benefit various military charities, a choice Stallone says he made because military men and women have inspired so many of his roles.
“I think my image and what I’ve played throughout my career has been very American and very military-oriented and also police-oriented,” Stallone told AP. “It basically is something that has bolstered my career so I thought I’d like to pay back the real people that have supplied the inspiration for the characters I’ve played.”
Stallone will reprise his Rocky role in the upcoming franchise spin-off Creed, which opens on November 25th.