When Sylvester Stallone wants to raise money for charity, the gloves come off — and they go on the auction block.
The Hollywood legend sold 1,400 props, costumes, and other movie memorabilia to raise three million dollars over the course of a three-day auction that ended Sunday.
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The iconic black leather coat that Stallone personally owned and used as part of his costume in the original “Rocky” movie fetched $149,000 — almost twice what auctioneers estimated it would bring.
The collection was a treasure trove of 40 years of movie history from a star who virtually created the modern action movie genre.
“I’ve fond memories attached to just about every object,” Stallone said during an appearance at the auction. “There comes a point, though, when I think that I’ve used these objects enough and have created enough memories that I can let them go.”
The gloves and championship belt from “Rocky II” were among the few items that didn’t sell when bids failed to reach the $200,000 reserve.
Sylvester Stallone is auctioning all the items from Rocky, including the gloves and championship belt from Rocky II. pic.twitter.com/MN5kE77Ll5— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) December 18, 2015
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