I’m watching the Mets game right now and there was a shot of the crowd with a guy holding up a giant sign with the Mets logo and the words “Believe in Miracles?” So I was like wHY IS THIS HAPPENING??????
And it took me a good few minutes to remember that the Miracle Mets were a thing in the ‘60s and never really stopped being a thing, so referencing miracles in relation to the Mets is a perfectly acceptable and normal thing to do.
It’s just me that has a slightly warped sense of reality.
Amazing Memorabilia From the ‘Miracle on Ice’ Hockey Game Could Be Yours…for $5.7 Million If you have a spare $ 5.7 million burning a hole in your pocket, you could purchase a substantial chunk of sports history: Legendary American Olympic hockey goalie Jim Craig is selling off his memorabilia from 1980′s gold medal-winning “Miracle on Ice.”
You Can Now Own A Piece Of ‘Miracle On Ice’ Memorabilia. There’s Just One Expensive Catch…: The ‘Miracle on Ice’ hockey team shocked the Soviet Union with an unexpected Olympic win during the 1980 Winter Games. 35 years later and goalie Jim Craig is cashing in at the tune of $5.7 million. Craig owns 19 items from the famous match and the entire lot is being listed by Lelands.com, which is […] http://j.mp/1Izr8sz
?Miracle on Ice? Goalie Jim Craig Seeks $5.7M for Memorabilia
Jim Craig, the goalie on the ?Miracle on Ice? hockey team, plans to sell his collection of memorabilia from the 1980 Winter Olympics. The asking price: $5.7 million.
The 19-item lot featuring jerseys, goalie equipment and Craig?s gold medal has been listed by Lelands.com, which is running a private sale.
In an interview with Liz Claman on ?Countdown to the Closing Bell,? Craig said his financial adviser suggested that he seek appraisals for his Olympics collection. It was then that Craig realized how valuable it was.
By selling the entire lot to a collector, Craig believes his memorabilia will be well cared for.
?Collectors just love stuff like this,? Craig said Friday, adding that he would like the memorabilia to go to a buyer who ?wants a piece of American history.?
The ?Miracle on Ice? team famously defeated the Soviet Union in the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y. The U.S. went on to win a gold medal with a victory over Finland.
Craig?s collection includes an American flag that he draped over his shoulders following the gold-medal game, in addition to a game-used jersey from the 4-3 upset win versus the Soviet Union. Lelands appraised each of those pieces at $1 million to $1.5 million.
His gold medal could be worth between $1.5 million and $2 million, according to Lelands.
Other members of the 1980 championship team have sold collectibles from the Olympics. Mark Pavelich?s gold medal went for $262,900 in a 2014 auction. The gold medal awarded to Mark Wells was acquired for $310,700 in 2010. Wells had previously sold it to a private buyer for $40,000.
Jim Craig, the goaltender who led the U.S. Olympic hockey team to the gold medal at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics – improbably beating the Soviet Union in the semifinals – is selling his entire collection of memorabilia from the tournament. The price tag: $5.7 million. Scarlet Fu reports on “Bloomberg Markets.” (Source: Bloomberg)
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