CALLING ALL SYLVESTER STALLONE SUPER FANS: This Autumn you’ll be able to bid on some of the most glorious Sly Stallone memorabilia in existence. In a recent interview, Judge Dredd himself let it slip that he’ll be auctioning off Rocky‘s boxing gloves, shorts, and John Rambo’s iconic jacket. In the same interview Sylvester also alluded to his body one day giving out and exploding.
The New York Post’s Page Six has the details:
The 69-year-old entertainer announced Thursday that he’ll put hundreds of props and costumes from his 40-year career up for auction in October, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting military charities. Some of the items Stallone has agreed to sell include Rambo’s Army jacket and Rocky’s gloves, robe and boxing trunks.
Stallone isn’t saying goodbye to the characters. Instead, he’s set to become Rocky Balboa again onscreen in “Creed” this fall and is working on another “Rambo” installment.
Stallone said today’s fascination with cinematic superheroes leaves little room for the “lone wolf” or “man against the odds” characters he likes to play.
“That’s kind of why I’m still around, because I embrace that and it’s become kind of a rarity and there’s not many of us left,” he said in a recent interview. “Will that come around again? I don’t think so. Not in its purest form… So I embrace it and that’s why I want to continue to do it until my body explodes.”
He plans to use some of the auction proceeds to demonstrate his appreciation to those who have inspired his most popular characters by supporting military charities.
That’s all fine and dandy, but instead of owning the gloves Rocky wore when he fought Apollo Creed I’d rather get punched by Sylvester Stallone himself while he wears the gloves. Why would I want to throw money at memorabilia when I could throw money at getting Sly to punch me in the face?