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Jim Craig: Minor changes, but no hesitation, in second ‘Miracle’ sale

Jim Craig

Jim Craig, the hockey goaltender who helped the U.S. win a miraculous gold medal at the 1980 winter Olympics, is framed by a display featuring the jerseys, skates and goalie equipment he wore in the Soviet and Finland games as well as the iconic American flag that was draped over his shoulders after the gold medal win, as he poses for a photo Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in New York. Craig is now auctioning off the items, including his Olympic gold medal. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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It has been 300 days since Jim Craig first announced he would sell a bundle of his “Miracle on Ice” memorabilia, including his gold medal, for $5.7 million.

They didn’t sell last year. So he took most of the items in the original bundle and is splitting them up in an auction that runs though June 17.

On Tuesday, Craig said he had no thoughts about keeping the most precious items in the 10 months in between sales.

“We wanted to sell an entire collection to a person that would have the financial means to be able to display it, hopefully that everybody would be able to come and enjoy it like they have the last 35 years,” Craig said. “It’s a lot better than being tucked in a closet.”

There are a few items from the original bundle that Craig decided not to auction this time around -- a 1980 Sports Illustrated Sportsmen of the Year trophy, two watches that he gave to his kids and an Olympic ring.

VIDEO: Which Miracle item is toughest for Craig to sell?

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