Sylvester Stallone is cleaning house before he downsizes later this year. So he’s selling some terrific memorabilia from his past movies.
Like, would you want a pair of red boxing gloves that Sylvester Stallone used to fight Clubber Lang in Rocky III?
How about any of the knives used by Stallone as Rambo? Or his headband from the second movie of the franchise? It’ll cost you, but think of what the knives would look like on display in your man cave?
The auction of more than 500 Sylvester Stallone items is expected to earn about $1.5 million. The sale is set for December at London’s Julien’s Auction House. And there will be a ton of memorabilia, including Stallone’s personal, handwritten notes from the Rocky movies. There also will be costumes, scripts and props from some of the most popular movies Stallone ever made.
“He’s a sports guy, that’s what he represents, sports and hard graft and people can relate to that,” Martin Nolan, executive director at Julien’s Auctions, told Reuters.
“And that’s why he’s so collectable and really, people have very little opportunity to own anything from his life and career until now.”
Stallone already donated a ton of the best Rocky memorabilia to the Smithsonian Museum of American History. The items included a boxing robe from the original Rocky, boxing gloves from Rocky II and shorts and shoes from Rocky III.
Sylvester Stallone Gloves from Rocky III Could Fetch $20,000
The red Tuf-Wear brand boxing gloves could be the most coveted item in the London auction. The auction house is looking for a price of up to $20,000 for the gloves. In Rocky III, Stallone is the world champion. But with all the popularity, he loses his edge. And subsequently, Rocky loses his title to the younger Clubber Lang (Mr. T). And Mickey, Rocky’s trainer, also dies. Rocky does something unthinkable. He turns to Apollo Creed to get back his mojo. Cue Eye of the Tiger for a rematch against Clubber Lang.
Meanwhile, the notes Sylvester Stallone took while making the first four Rocky movies could be highly-coveted items. They’re expected to go for up to $60,000 a notebook.
Or, if you’re a Rambo fan, buy some of Rambo’s knives. Sylvester Stallone played the action-hero in five movies. The auction house is projecting a price of up to $20,000 per knife.
Sylvester Stallone also sported a headband during Rambo. Want that? The one he sported in Rambo: First Blood Part II could fetch $10,000.
Nolan, the director of the London auction house, explained that Sylvester Stallone wants to get rid of the stuff because “he actually is relocating, he’s selling his house.
“So that’s a perfect time for anyone to sort of downsize.”
No one really knew Stallone when he made the first Rocky in 1976. Yet movie fans loved the film about a blue-collar Philadelphia club boxer who paid the bills by working for a loan shark. Rocky is offered the chance to fight Apollo Creed, the world champion, in an exhibition. It won the Academy Award for best picture and still is one of the best sports movies ever made.
Outsiders, if you have a nice checking account, maybe you can bring home some cool souvenirs.