CHICAGO (CBS) — He was known as Public Enemy Number One.
But Al Capone’s family wants the world to know the notorious Chicago gangster wasn’t all bad.READ MORE: 'An Important Time For Us': Chicagoans Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Some of Capone’s most prized possessions are going up for auction.READ MORE: Downtown Chicago Roadblocks Quell Mexican Independence Day Street Celebrations
The lot includes his favorite gun, a Colt 45 automatic dubbed “Sweetheart.” There’s also a diamond monogrammed watch worth about $50,000.
Family members said the mementos show Capone’s softer side, especially the letters he wrote to his son from prison.MORE NEWS: 'We're Back': Store Owner Reopens Chicago Sports On Michigan Avenue After 2020 Unrest
There are nearly 175 items for sale. The Capone auction takes place October 8, online and at Wittherell’s Auction House in Sacramento.