MAM to use 'The Sopranos' for charity auction

NEW YORK: Innovative US network HBO is using the immense popularity of its crically acclaimed gangster series The Sopranos to raise funds for a worthy cause. is giving fans a chance to own a part of the smash-hit drama series via an online auction. In India, the show airs on Zee MGM.

From tomorrow at 3 pm EST, eight items from the first three seasons of the show will be put up for bidding, with net proceeds going to charity. The entire auction will run for 10 days.

Wardrobes used on the show set as well as other memorabilia will provide devoted viewers with a unique opportunity to bid on a treasure trove of items.

The items include the Tony Soprano signature-piece golf shirt worn by James Gandolfini and labelled "Tony" on the collar tag.

Also up for bid are greatly sought after cast-autographed copies of: Pilot script, Season 3 Boardwalk poster and The Sopranos hockey jersey

Every article will be authenticated by HBO as coming from the show and will go to the highest bidder on the last day of the auction. The auction is building on the success of's Sex and the City auctions of the past two years, which raised nearly $50,000 in total for charity.

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