Originally written January 25, 2013 on Rumors and Rants:
It’s not often something comes up on the sports memorabilia market that’s probably really worth its price. Mike Eruzione’s jersey and stick from the 1980 Olympic victory over the Soviet Union might just be one of those things. The former Team USA captain is selling his jersey, stick, and other Olympic accoutrements (but not his gold medal) through a Texas-based auctioning firm. He says it’s to create a nest-egg for his children and grandchildren, so this doesn’t appear to be a broke-athlete situation. Not to quibble with Eruzione’s motives, but it sure seems like his goal was to cause utter chaos on the sports memorabilia market. His jersey from the Miracle on Ice is oen of the few bits of sporting history that could not possibly lose its value. I say this after a decade in which Lance Armstrong and the top four guys on the single-season home run list all admitted or were caught using PED’s. Eruzione’s jersey is different. That win by a bunch of American amateurs over a professiona...
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