Eruzione’s jersey from the “Miracle on Ice” game, pictured, is going up for auction. Image Credit: SportsMemorabilia.com
How’s you like to own a part of hockey history? Well, if you’ve got the cash (mind you, you’ll need a lot of it), this February 23rd Heritage Auctions will be selling off the jersey Mike Eruzione wore during the famous “Miracle on Ice” game from the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics. Eruzione was the one who scored the game-winning goal to beat the Soviets in the semifinals, taking down the supposedly invincible USSR squad en route to winning the gold.
According to the New York Daily News, the jersey is expected to go for well over $1 million. Eruzione says that the money will go towards a nest for his children and grandchildren. In addition to the #21 jersey, Eruzione will also be selling other Olympic memorabilia, including his hockey stick. Money from the auction of the additional items will go to Eruzione’s Winthrop Foundation, which provides charity for Eruzione’s hometown of Winthrop, MA.