By Tim Saunders on
Tony Soprano always got what he wanted, and it seems this is true in charity as well as life. The auction of costumes from the long-running HBO series The Sopranos has raised $187,750 for an organization that aids wounded soldiers.
Twenty five outfits worn by James Gandolfini in the series went under the hammer at Christies in New York on Wednesday, with proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project. The actor, who produced and appeared in the TV special Memories, Home From Iraq, attended the auction with a wounded soldier from the non-profit organization.
The biggest sale of the day came from Tony Soprano’s blood splattered trousers, undershirt and shirt, worn when the mob boss was gunned down by Uncle Junior in Season Six of the series. The outfit was snapped up for $43,750. Also up for sale were the boxer shorts and blue bathrobe belonging to the iconic character, which went out the door for $21,250.
All of the costumes were authenticated by Gandolfini, and most of them had their original production tags still attached.
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