(NEW YORK) — The jersey hockey player Mike Eruzione wore 33 years ago in the United States’ win over the more experienced Soviet Union in the 1980 Olympics has sold for over half a million dollars.
The jersey that Eruzione wore during the “Miracle on Ice” victory at the Lake Placid Olympics that day went up for auction and sold for almost $660,000. Eruzione has said he’s not hurting financially, but he wanted to leave a little nest egg for his family and a charity in his hometown of Winthrop, Massachusetts.
The gold medal, on the other hand, won’t be sold as long as he’s alive, Eruzione said.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN