The 1980 Olympic gold medal that Jim Craig received as the goalie
for the U.S. men's hockey team did not sell June 17 in an online
auction conducted by Lelands.
The top bid placed was for $611,000, according to Adam Miller,
speaking on behalf of Lelands. Bidding for the medal failed to reach
the minimum reserve. The medal carried an estimate of $1 million to
Three other top lots in the 17-lot sale — the jerseys Craig wore in
the semi-final upset game against the Soviet Union and gold medal game
against Finland, and the American flag Craig draped over his shoulders
following the game against Finland — also failed to meet reserves. All
three had top estimates of $1 million or more.
The 13 lots that did sell realized just over $290,000.
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