Jim Craig's gold medal offered in sale at Lelands

Jim Craig's gold medal from the legendary 1980 US Miracle on Ice Olympic hockey victory is to be sold at Lelands.

Craig is auctioning his collection of memorabilia from the event.

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Jim Craig played in goal for the US 1980 Miracle on Ice squad

The medal alone carries an estimate of $1.5m-2m. Lelands describes it as "the most important Olympic medal ever offered".

Other items include the flag Craig wore over his shoulders after winning the final game. It's valued at $1m-1.5m.

Jim Craig played in goal during the "Miracle" game, which saw a rookie American squad defeat the seasoned Soviet team in one of the most dramatic moments in sporting history.

Craig explained the reason behind the sale to ESPN: "For the past 35 years, these items have been at the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Boston Sports Museum, the New York Sports Museum, and I think we've done a good job showing them because this moment was so big that I truly believe everyone was a part of it.

"But after the 35th anniversary, and after our teammate Bobby Suter died, I thought it was important to be responsible with these pieces to grow and protect the legacy for my family."

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