Sylvester Stallone Clears Out the Storage Locker as 'Rocky,' 'Rambo' Items Sell at Auction

Sylvester Stallone Clears Out the Storage Locker as 'Rocky,' 'Rambo' Items Sell at Auction

An array of Sylvester Stallone memorabilia — including original script pages for Rocky and ephemera from Rambo — fetched six-figure prices during a sale at Julien’s Auctions over the weekend.

The biggest sale from the Property from the Life and Career of Sylvester Stallone was a spiral-bound notebook in which Stallone began to work out the script for his 1976 Best Picture winner, Rocky. The notebook features handwritten plot details, scene specifications, character concepts, and dialogue; it was expected to sell for $50,000 but ended up going for $437,500.

Other big-ticket items from the Rocky franchise included the American flag shorts Stallone wore in the final Rocky III bout against Mr. T’s Clubber Lang ($200,000) and some original Rocky artwork signed by Stallone ($112,500). Handwritten notes for various Rocky sequels sold in the five-figure range, as did a few other boxing items (gloves and boots) worn by Stallone in Rocky III. A gold record Stallone received after the Rocky soundtrack sold over 500,000 copies even netted $21,875.

The auction also featured plenty of items from Stallone’s other main franchise: Rambo. Topping them all was a #1 of 13 custom “Hero” knife made by knife smith Jimmy Lile for Rambo: First Blood, which netted $128,000. While there were a few costume pieces from the Rambo series up for sale as well, maybe unsurprisingly, it was the weaponry that netted the highest prices: Another custom “Hero” survival knife sold for $51,200, a rubber M60 machine gun stunt prop sold for $16,000, and an original “MK-9” knife — charmingly nicknamed “The Heartstopper” — sold for $32,000.

Beyond Rocky and Rambo, the Stallone sale featured a Gianni Versace-designed “Judge Dredd” costume made for exhibition purposes at Planet Hollywood ($11,250); an ax handle from the Seventies flick F.I.S.T. signed by Stallone and other cast members ($11,520), and a Luminor Panerai 1950 Regatta Rattrapante wristwatch Stallone wore in The Expendables ($19,200). 

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