U.S. Olympic hero to auc­tion Mir­a­cle on Ice hockey team items

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NEW YORK — The Amer­i­can flag that goalie Jim Craig wrapped around his shoul­ders af­ter the U.S. Mir­a­cle on Ice vic­tory at the 1980 Lake Placid Win­ter Olympics is on the auc­tion block. The flag is one of 19 items in “The Jim Craig ’Mir­a­cle on Ice’ Col­lec­tion,” which also in­cludes Craig’s Olympic gold medal, the jersey he wore against the vaunted Soviet Union and in the gold-medal win against Fin­land. Also in­cluded are the only mask Craig wore dur­ing the Win­ter Games, his skates and goalie equip­ment, and the goalie sticks from the games against the Sovi­ets and Fin­land. Ask­ing price for the col­lec­tion is $5.7 mil­lion. The items are on dis­play through Sun­day at the Na­tional Sports Col­lec­tors Con­ven­tion in Chicago. Le­lands.com an­nounced the pri­vate sale on Wed­nes­day. One of the cen­ter­pieces of the col­lec­tion is the flag Craig draped over his shoul­ders as he skated around the rink search­ing the stands for his fa­ther af­ter the Fin­land game. The im­age is well-known in Amer­i­can sports history and the flag is val­ued at $1 mil­lion to $1.5 mil­lion. The price of the gold medal is pegged be­tween $1.5 mil­lion and $2 mil­lion.

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