'Miracle on Ice' goalie Jim Craig selling gold medal, memorabilia
Former U.S. national team goaltender Jim Craig is selling his ‘Miracle on Ice’ gold medal and memorabilia from the 1980 Olympics.
Craig, 58, wants to sell his medal, priced at $1.5 million, as part of a 19-item lot of equipment, uniforms and other keepsakes from the Lake Placid games, at which the U.S. famously defeated the Soviet Union on its way to a gold medal victory against Finland. The lot is priced at $5.7 million.
“For the past 35 years, these items have been at the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Boston sports museum, the New York sports museum, and I think we've done a good job showing them because this moment was so big that I truly believe everyone was a part of it,” Craig told ESPN.com. “But after the 35th anniversary [this past February], and after our teammate Bobby Suter died, I thought it was important to be responsible with these pieces to grow and protect the legacy for my family.”
Also included in the lot are Craig's jerseys from the Soviet Union and Finland matches, the American flag he wore after winning gold, his goalie mask and skates, among other items.
The full lot can be viewed here.
- Jeremy Woo