In the CARDS

The Hockey News - - BUZZ - – SAL BARRY OF PUCKJUNK.COM

MIKE ERUZIONE, CAPTAIN OF the 1980 U.S. Olympic team, is best known for scor­ing the game-win­ner in the ‘Mir­a­cle on Ice’ game against the Soviet Union. The U.S. then beat Fin­land to win gold two nights later. Eruzione wanted to go out on top, so he re­tired from the game to fo­cus on a ca­reer as a broad­caster. Since he didn’t play in the NHL, no Topps or O-Pee-Chee cards were made of Eruzione. How­ever, a com­pany called Finder Im­age In­ter­na­tional re­leased a 99-card set in 1983 called “His­tory’s Great­est Olympians,” which in­cludes Eruzione’s first trad­ing card.

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