What’s an Olympic gold medal from the United States’ 1980 “Miracle on Ice” worth?
That’s how much a medal owned by Mark Pavelich fetched in an online-only auction Friday, according to Heritage Auctions of Dallas. Pavelich sold his medal, Heritage sports director Chris Ivy told the Associated Press, in order to help his family. “I’m doing a lot for my daughter here,” he told Yahoo’s Puck Daddy this spring. “I want her to get a step forward in life. That’s probably the biggest reason.” This is only the second time a gold medal from the “Miracle” team has gone on sale. Mark Wells got $310,700 for his in 2010.
Mike Eruzione sold his USA jersey, hockey stick and other Olympic paraphernalia via Heritage in 2013.