Thank you, Sylvester Stallone. And thank you, donor Bob Breitbard. The life-size “Rocky” bronze statue that, for years, raised its arms in victory in the San Diego Hall of Champions has a new private owner, who paid $403,657 for the privilege. The statue, a replica of the figure standing by the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art commissioned by Stallone for the 1982 “Rocky III” film, was one of 217 lots of Hall of Champions’ sports memorabilia offered online by SCP Auctions to fund the ongoing programs of the dismantled Balboa Park museum.
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.
You can now own a piece of San Diego sports history. The San Diego Hall of Champions is auctioning off items from its former museum in Balboa Park. Items up for bid include a Gold Glove trophy given to San Diego Padres Hall of Famer Tony Gywnn. “Everybody always remembers Tony as a great hitter,” said Terry Melia of SCP Auctions, the company selling the items. “Mr. Padre collected 3,141 hits, but he also earned five Gold Gloves during the course of his career, this is the very first one.”