For the second time in just a week we are seeing another of the world's most prized trophies, an Olympic gold medal, go up for auction. The first 1980 "Miracle on Ice" Olympic hockey gold medal ever offered in a public auction is estimated to sell for $100,000 or more next month. It is being offered in a sports memorabilia auction to be conducted by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas and online on November 5, 2010.
"It is the first time any of the Olympic gold medals awarded to the 20 players of the 1980 'Miracle on Ice' U.S. hockey team that defeated the Soviet Union has ever been offered in a public auction, and it should bring six figures. This gold medal was awarded to Mark Wells, then 21 years old and a center for the U.S. team," said Chris Ivy, Director of Heritage Sports Collectibles.