Hundreds of sports memorabilia items from the San Diego Hall of Champions will be auctioned off in SCP Auctions‘ 2017 Fall Premier Auction. Items have opened for online bidding here and runs through Nov. 4. The proceeds will benefit Hall of Champions recognition programs and outreach initiatives.
San Diego sports fans were saddened when the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park closed its doors last summer. But those who have dried their tears can open their pocketbooks and bid on sports memorabilia items that were on display at the hall.
The San Diego Hall of Champions has teamed up with SCP Auctions to put up over 200 items of San Diego sports memorabilia during its 2017 Fall Premier Auction event. From Tony Gwynn’s 1986 Gold Glove to a statue of Rocky Balboa, there are pieces for all sports fans. The online bidding runs through November 4 and all proceeds benefit the community programs run by the Hall.
Goodbye, Rocky. The iconic statue of Rocky Balboa that stood victoriously, and fittingly, in Balboa Park, for years is on the auction block. The nearly 13-foot-high bronze figure is a replica of the statue featured in the 1982 “Rocky III” film that now sits near the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps where Sylvester Stallone’s character trained. The only other replica is owned by sculptor A. Thomas Schomberg.