Miracle on Ice jersey fetches high price at auction
Sun, 24 Feb 2013 14:59:41 GMT —
The jersey worn by hockey great Mike Eruzione (uh-roo-zee-OAN'-ee) in the U.S. Miracle on Ice victory over the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympics has been auctioned in New York for almost $660,000.
Chris Ivy of Heritage Auctions said the No. 21 jersey went for $657,250 on Saturday. The stick Eruzione used to score the winning goal sold for $262,900, more than five times its pre-sale estimate. The buyers' names were not immediately available.
Eruzione wore the jersey when he scored the win in the come-from-behind 4-3 victory. The outcome in Lake Placid, N.Y., was surprising because the U.S. team was largely made up of amateurs playing against a Soviet team of professionals widely considered unbeatable.
The 33rd anniversary of the historic game was Friday.