The jersey worn by Mike Eruzione (the captain of the U.S. Men’s Olympic Hockey Team) when he scored the winning goal against the Soviet Union team in 1980 sold at auction for $657,250. Additionally, the stick used when he scored that goal also sold for $262,900. Together, the shirt and stick were the highest priced lots with the total sales of the event reaching over $1.3 million, according to the auctioneers.
“’The ‘Miracle on Ice’ is the greatest American sports moment of the 20th century and a moment that transcended all geo-political boundaries,” said Chris Ivy, Director of Sports at Heritage Auctions. “Tonight we saw collectors show Mike Eruzione, and that entire team, how highly they think of him and of the things he achieved. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer, more giving person.”