'Miracle On Ice' hockey great Eruzione selling jersey, other items at auction in NYC

  • Article by: ULA ILNYTZKY , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 25, 2013 - 8:29 PM
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bjames3Jan. 25, 1311:30 AM

I'd like to see all of it ultimately wind up in a museum so many people could look at the collection and enjoy the moment where they were then when they beat the Soviets. I know I'll never forget where I was that day, it was so memorable. So hopefully the buyer treats it well and perhaps it winds up in the Smithsonian or somewhere it can really have a visual impact for a lot of people.

johndontJan. 25, 1311:41 AM

Clarification-the game I am referring to in my post at 11:33 was not the championship game. It was the game against Russia which was THE BIG game of those Olympics. The Americans still had to win the championship game a couple days after the game against Russia.

johndontJan. 25, 1311:43 AM

Strib what happened to my post at 11:33?

johndontJan. 25, 1312:24 PM

lost 11:33 post re-do. I simply said that IMHO the ONLY reason our American team beat the Russian team was due to the BRILLIANT performance by goalie Jim Craig. I watched the video numerous times over the years and Jim Craig made many, many incredible saves.

riley2020Jan. 25, 1312:24 PM

no mention of Christoff's motivation to sell the medal? It can't be good........

shock4321Jan. 25, 1312:36 PM

The Soviets did not win the silver in 1980. They won the bronze, the Fins was the silver medal.

kalimotxoJan. 25, 1312:48 PM

Greatest moment in 20th century sports seems to be stretching it quite a bit...

ronf528Jan. 25, 13 1:21 PM

I'm curious about the authorization to do this. Don't get me wrong - I hope it brings tons of money for his family and I'm all for it. But did the USOC officially give this equipment to the players to sell or whatever? I assume the players didn't pay for them and as such would remain the property of US Olympics. Just curious. I've never seen other Olympic athletes do this and certainly there are others who could cash in like this. I wish the story was more clear on that point. Does anyone know how this works?

thunderJan. 25, 13 1:45 PM

In my experience, the athletes keep the gear. US teams compete in a number of team and individual sports throughout the year as representatives of the Unites States. The US Ski team never asked to have their soft goods returned.......

Spiker1Jan. 25, 13 2:06 PM

@Shock4321: I beg to differ with you that the Soviets DID win the Ice Hockey Silver medal in the 1980 Winter Olympics.....The Fins did not even medal....The Ice Hockey tournament back then was done differently than it is now....The Official order of finish was: Gold-USA Silver-Soviet Union and Bronze-Sweden


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