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Hockey player selling Miracle on Ice gold medal

If you are a hockey fan that has wanted to hold a piece of history from one of the greatest moments to ever take place in the sport, you will have your chance. Mark Pavelich, a member of the 1980 Miracle on Ice hockey team, has decided that he will sell his gold medal.

Bidding on the medal, which can be done by clicking here, starts at $62,500 with the auction running through mid-May.

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the medal is supposed to sell for at least $250,000.

One would be led to believe that selling something of that nature would mean a person needed money, but the auction house claims that is not the case for Pavelich.

“He’s doing fine,” Heritage Auctions sports director Chris Ivy said. “It’s something that he wants to help his kids out with education, the trust and that kind of thing.”

The last medal to be sold from the game belonged to Pavelich’s teammate Mark Wells, and that auction finished at $310,700.

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