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Jim Craig’s Olympic gold medal, Miracle on Ice jersey fail to sell at auction

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)


Miracle on Ice goaltender Jim Craig‘s gold medal and jerseys from the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics failed to sell in an auction that ended Friday night, but his goalie mask went for $137,849.16.

Craig was attempting to sell his Olympic memorabilia for a second time, after he tried and failed to unload a bundle, 19 items that included the gold medal and jerseys, for $5.7 million.

This time, Craig split up the items, but the gold medal, jerseys and the flag he wore after the final win over Finland did not reach minimum reserve prices.

The mask sold, as did his goalie stick for $60,653.65 and his skates for $17,569.20.

At least two of Craig’s 1980 Olympic teammates have sold their gold medals.
Mark Pavelich‘s medal was auctioned for $262,900 in May 2014.

Mark Wells’ medal was auctioned for $310,700 in November 2010, after he sold it privately for about a reported $40,000.

Miracle on Ice captain Mike Eruzione sold his stick from the U.S.-Soviet Union game in 1980 and his jersey from the final game against Finland to a 9-year-old boy named Seven in 2013, but not his gold medal.

Dave Christian put his medal up for auction in February, but it reportedly did not sell.