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Which Miracle on Ice item is the toughest for Jim Craig to sell? (video)

Jim Craig

FILE -In this Feb. 22, 1980 file photo, the U.S. hockey team pounces on goalie Jim Craig after a 4-3 victory against the Soviets in the 1980 Olympics, as a flag waves from the partisan Lake Placid, N.Y. crowd. It’s been more than three decades since his landmark goal became the centerpiece of the U.S. Olympic hockey team’s Miracle on Ice. For 60-year-old Mike Eruzione, it still seems like only yesterday. (AP Photo, File)


Miracle on Ice goalie Jim Craig wants to sell a collection of 1980 Olympic memorabilia for $5.7 million. Which item in the group is the hardest to part with?

Craig immediately thought of one piece, but his answer was more complex when asked on The Dan Patrick Show on Thursday.

Check out Craig’s interview above, and his answer to that question below.

“I would never get rid of the gold medal if I had one child, but I have two,” Craig said. “So how do you split that? Then, having seen so much death in my family through cancer, and wills and everything else, that’s a lot of responsibility to leave on other people. So I think the gold medal was really, really tough. ... The mask, that was me. That was my personality. That was what protected me. It had the shamrocks on it. The jersey, that’s like hanging up in the locker room when you walk in with all the guys. You finally made this team that did something epic. The pads were of an era that was so different. And the flag represented who and what we are as Americans. It gave me a chance to show my love for my father.”

Behind the scenes of the Miracle on Ice reunion

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