1980 Jim Craig 'Miracle on Ice' Olympic Gold Medal
A chance for the winner to own the most important piece of memorabilia from the Top Sports Moment of the 20th Century as determined by "Sports Illustrated". This premiere gold medal was presented to Jim Craig at the medal winners ceremony at Lake Placid, New York on February 24, 1980. In its original Tiffany & Co. velvet-lined case, it is in 100% original condition. Medal is engraved “Ice Hockey Jim Craig.” Hangs from red, white and blue ribbon.
The most important and historic Olympic medal ever offered. This game was heroically fought during the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union was portrayed as the enemy out to destroy our way of life. All of this was captured in this game, and our Its collapse was hailed by the west as a victory for freedom, a triumph of democracy over totalitarianism, and evidence of the superiority of capitalism over socialism.
The "Miracle on Ice" is the name in American popular culture for a medal-round men's ice hockey game during the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, New York, on Friday, February 22. The United States national team, made up of amateur and collegiate players and led by coach Herb Brooks, defeated the Soviet Union national team, which had won the gold medal in six of the seven previous Olympic games.
Team USA went on to win the gold medal by winning its last match over Finland. The Soviet Union took the silver medal by beating Sweden in its final game. In 1999, Sports Illustrated named the "Miracle on Ice" the 1] As part of its 100th anniversary celebrations in 2008, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) chose the "Miracle on Ice" as the century's number-one international ice hockey story.
Presented to Jim Craig at the medal winners ceremony at Lake Placid, New York on February
24, 1980. In its original Tiffany & Co. velvet-lined case, it is in 100% original condition. Medal is
engraved “Ice Hockey Jim Craig.” Hangs from red, white and blue ribbon. The most important
Olympic medal ever offered.
Appraised Value: $1,500,000-2,000,000