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Mike Eruzione Miracle On Ice Sweater For Sale


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great, maybe if i sell my entire collection....and then my soul, i can place a bid.

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I thought I heard that he was going through some financial issues and THAT was why he had to sell it. He definitely didn't want to but didn't really have a choice.

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http://www.sportscollectorsdaily.com/eruzione-selling-miracle-on-ice-jerseys-sticks/

Mike Eruzione, who scored the winning goal for the underdog 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team against the Soviet Union, is selling off the stick he used to score the goal as well as the jersey he wore that night in Lake Placid.

Eruzione, the captain of the U.S. team, has consigned the items to Heritage Auctions, which will feature them in its upcoming Winter Platinum Night auction in Manhaattan early next year. The pre-sale estimate on the white #21 jersey is over $1 million.

A promotional announcement was sent to bidders late this past week, showcasing the stick and jersey from the 'Miracle on Ice' game as well as Eruzione's jersey from the gold-medal winning game against Finland. There has been no announcement made yet and no word on why the items are being sold, although other well known athletes have been impressed with the final tallies for historic sports pieces in major auctions and decided to sell theirs as part of their family estate planning. Eruzione, now 58, is a motivational speaker.

The blue mesh jersey from the gold medal game carries a $200,000 estimate while the stick is estimated at $100,000.

The auction will be held at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion on Manhattan's Upper East side on February 23, live and online.

Other items in the sale include what is believed to be the finest 1927 Yankees autographed baseball in existence, a 1970 game-worn Lew Alcindor Milwaukee Bucks jersey, what the auction is calling Mickey Mantle's final game used bat, a 1956 baseball Mantle hit off the Yankee Stadium facade, a Ty Cobb game bat, a game-worn Bob Feller jersey and 1930s single-signed Lou Gehrig baseball. Each item in the auction will have a minimum bid of $10,000.

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For the FIRST time?? Holy crap! That needs to be at the top of EVERY hockey fan's list. It's such a well-done movie. Kurt Russell was great as Herb too. It doesn't matter how many times I see it, I will always cry at the end. Every single time. It's right up there with Rudy as probably the greatest sports movie ever.

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Wow, just wow. It really sucks to see RIzzo having to sell his sweater. That's just horrible. I remember watching the documentary, and then seeing the movie. I still get chills every time I hear Al Michaels yell "do you believe in miracles? YES!"

If I had an unlimited supply of money I'd buy the jersey and give it back to the man.

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Just watched the movie Miracle for the first time Sunday. Loved it !

For the FIRST time?? Holy crap! That needs to be at the top of EVERY hockey fan's list. It's such a well-done movie. Kurt Russell was great as Herb too. It doesn't matter how many times I see it, I will always cry at the end. Every single time. It's right up there with Rudy as probably the greatest sports movie ever.

The twist ending in the movie totally got me. They had me thinking the Russians were going to dominate that game and win the gold medal, then pulled one straight out of the M. Night Shyamalan playbook.

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For a good time go out on Netflix and watch Miracle on Ice, the made for TV movie from 1981 with Steve Guttenberg as Jim Craig :thumbsup:

Karl Malden was Herb Brooks. I remember that one well. I also remember watching all of those games on TV live, except for the USSR game which ABC showed tape-delayed, and the Sweden game that they only showed highlights. The first jersey I ever got was a white replica USA a couple of weeks after that happened. I begged my dad to buy it for me, and he did. My mom was mad at him for doing that, but she got over it. Hard to believe that was almost 33 years ago.

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The 1980 Olympics was the time I'd ever seen hockey (I was 6 at the time). Living in southwest Ohio, the only time hockey was on TV until I was in high school was during the Olympics.

Seeing Jim Craig with the flag draped over him looking for his dad in the stands is one of my most cherished childhood memories of hockey.

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From Buccigross twitter account. Quotes from Eruzione

"..I’ve talked with Jack O’Callahan, and Robby McClanahan and sent a text to every guy on the team and not one of my teammates objected."

..."The stuff was in my attic sitting inside my original equipment bag from 1980. If it is was the medal...That would be hard"..

.."The gold medal will never be sold as long as I’m alive. If something happens to me and my kids/ grandkids want to do something with it"..

.."My first grandson, Michael, was born a week ago. I’ve thought about his future, the cost of tuition for my daughter"...

"I’m not doing this for my own gain, in fact, it’s not for my purpose at all. I think I can do a lot of good for others with what I get"...

Then he (Buccigross) says himself.

Heritage Auction House of Dallas will run Mike Eruzione's auction. The big media push will begin in January but I talked with him today...

..gloves, shoulder pads, opening ceremony outfit, sweatsuit that he tried out for the team in at Olympic festival are among the items...

Mike Eruzione selling stick that scored winning goal vs Soviet Union, jersey, jersey from Finland game, cowboy hat, warmup suit on podium..

Filed Q and A to http://ESPN.Com today that I did w/ Mike Eruzione. Sounds like it won't run until tomorrow so here is some info/quotes

Mike Eruzione 1980 Olympic memorabilia auction will take place in late February around the anniversary of those Olympic games...

So I guess an article will be posted tomorrow.

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This is going to make the Gretzky gamer on Meigray seem like a bargain.

This is the most significant jersey in the history of the sport and we can only hope that an enlightened collector or benefactor steps up and buys this to keep it out of the hands of the card companies the same way the Henderson jersey was treated as a national treasure in Canada. Seriously, the government should buy this and put it in the Smithsonian, it's that important.

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jeff you should make a petition on that one website for the govt to buy it and place it in a museum.

Either that or we could start a kickstarter project to raise enough money to buy it and donate it to the Smithsonian...I bet we could get a million American hockey fans to donate a buck or more quite easily.

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