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    1980 "Miracle on Ice" Olympic Hockey Salesman's Sample Ring. It is widely and properly considered the greatest moment in American sports history, the ultimate underdog victory set against the backdrop of Cold War politics. Heritage has been enormously privileged to offer some of the most significant articles of memorabilia ever to emerge from the Miracle on Ice, including the personal collections of team captain Mike Eruzione, stars Dave Christian and Mark Pavelich, and legendary coach Herb Brooks. Each supplied his personal example of the ring format we present here.

    This is a salesman's sample, but otherwise visually and physically identical but for zirconia filling in for genuine diamonds here. The ten karat yellow gold beauty features five faux diamonds set in a blue stone on the face, encircled by raised text reading "USA Olympic Hockey Gold Medalist." Left shank holds the surname of goalie Jim Craig and crossed sticks and puck imagery framing the logos of the Lake Placid Games. The right shank features hockey iconography, the year "1980," and the final scores of the USSR semifinal and Finland final matches. The interior band is engraved with the scores and opponents in the earlier rounds of Olympic competition and a scripted "Miracle on Ice." Stamping of "Balfour 10K" is here as well. Band measures to a size nine and a half (9.5). Weight twenty-eight grams (28 g.). Flawless condition.


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    August, 2016
    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
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