Tony Soprano makes an offer -- his wardrobe

NEW YORK Tue May 27, 2008 10:38pm EDT

Actor James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano in the the hit television series ''The Sopranos''. The fate of the North Jersey mob boss may have been unclear when hit the series ended last year, but his wardrobe is headed for a certain ending: it's being auctioned for charity. REUTERS/HO/File

Actor James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano in the the hit television series ''The Sopranos''. The fate of the North Jersey mob boss may have been unclear when hit the series ended last year, but his wardrobe is headed for a certain ending: it's being auctioned for charity.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The fate of brutal North Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano may have been unclear when HBO's mafia drama "The Sopranos" ended last year, but his wardrobe is headed for a certain ending: it's being auctioned for charity.

James Gandolfini, who played Soprano for six seasons over 8-1/2 years, is selling his personal costume wardrobe in a Christie's pop culture auction in New York on June 25, with all proceeds going to a charity that helps wounded U.S. troops.

The 24 lots include a bloody outfit worn when Soprano was shot at the beginning of season six by Uncle Junior in a fit of dementia, which is estimated to fetch up to $3,000, and his signature white tank top, light blue striped boxer shorts, striped short robe and leather scuffs that could make $1,500.

Also up for grabs are a selection of costumes worn by other "Sopranos" characters, including Junior Soprano, Paulie Walnuts and A.J. Soprano.

The award-winning HBO series broke new ground for television: portraying a conflicted man who tries to balance family life with his Mafia career.

Reuters/Nielsen