In 2006, Rocky Balboa’s boxing robe and gloves joined Dorothy’s ruby slippers, Abraham Lincoln’s top hat and Dizzy Gillespie’s trumpet as important artifacts in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Now, nearly 10 years later, Stallone is offering his personal belongings and movie memorabilia to the world. On Dec. 18-20, 2015, in Los Angeles, Heritage Auctions is hosting “Stallone – The Auction,” which includes more than 1,400 props, costumes and personal items consigned directly by the artist, writer, actor and director.
Among the lots are the leather jacket Stallone wore as Rocky Balboa in the original Rocky; boxing gloves and Rocky’s Tiger jacket from Rocky II; boxing trunks from Rocky’s fight against Clubber Lang (Mr. T) in Rocky III; Stallone’s screen-worn “Balboa” boxing robe from Rocky IV; and the U.S. Army flag-patch jacket Stallone wore in the first Rambo movie.
Some of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to charities and organizations that assist veterans and wounded U.S. servicemen and servicewomen.