Mike Eruzione's Epic 'Miracle on Ice' Jersey Worth About $1 Million

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterDecember 11, 2012

Photo Credit: AARP
Photo Credit: AARP

If you are looking for any last-minute holiday gifts for that hockey buff in your life and money is no object, consider ending the lockout.  

Second would be getting them this game-worn Mike Eruzione jersey.

Both would be prime examples of gifts given by only the richest people in the world, because according to Yahoo! Sports, the jersey is likely going to fetch a cool $1 million. 

That could buy a good amount of regular Roberto Luongo jerseys. 

Yahoo's Puck Daddy points to this Sports Collector's Daily report that gives further details on the sale of some mighty-remarkable pieces of hockey and Olympic history:

Eruzione, the captain of the U.S. team, has consigned the items to Heritage Auctions, which will feature them in its upcoming Winter Platinum Night auction in Manhaattan early next year.  The pre-sale estimate on the white #21 jersey is over $1 million.

The man who scored the winning goal in the 1980 Winter Games, giving the United States an amazing underdog victory over the Soviet Union, is also selling off the stick he used, as well as the other jersey he wore in the gold-medal game. 

If you want those items, they are far more affordable:

The blue mesh jersey from the gold medal game carries a $200,000 estimate while the stick is estimated at $100,000.

Real talk?

Unfortunately, one of the bigger mysteries in this story will have to remain one. There is no information as to why the hockey legend is parting with these historical pieces. 

Something tells me there are over a million reasons for him to do so.


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