Hockey followers have the possibility to personal a bit of Miracle on Ice historical past. Steve Christoff’s gold medal from the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid is up for public sale at SCP Auctions.
Christoff, a star on the University of Minnesota, was top-of-the-line gamers on that 1979-80 United States males’s hockey workforce. He was the workforce’s main scorer in qualifiers, and Christoff made some large performs within the gold medal recreation in opposition to Finland.
Coming off an unbelievable win over the Soviet Union within the semifinals, Team USA fell behind 2-1 in opposition to Finland earlier than rallying for a three-goal third interval to win, 4-2. In that recreation, Christoff bought the scoring began for the United States, and he assisted on a short-handed purpose by Mark Johnson that gave Team USA its two-goal cushion.
Taking residence Christoff’s gold medal would require deep pockets. It has been offered at public sale earlier than, and it went for $319,800 at Goldin Auctions in February of 2020. According to NBC Sports, the gold medals of Mark Pavelich and Mark Wells have additionally offered at public sale for $262,920 and $310,700 respectively.
Bidding on Christoff’s medal will shut on Feb. 4, and the present bid on it stands at simply over $90,000.
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