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1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Gold Medal To Be Sold

One of the most famous Olympic gold medals of all time is back on the open market.

1980 U.S. Olympic hockey teamMark Wells, a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team that upset the Soviet Union and then beat Finland to win an improbable gold at Lake Placid, sold his medal a few years ago after facing health issues.

Now, the medal is apparently going back up for sale.

The Connecticut collector who bought the medal has turned it over to a Massachusetts dealer who has plans to put it up for auction.

The medal is said to be one of just 20 presented to U.S. team members after the gold medal game more than 30 years ago.

What might it sell for?  The Boston Herald delves into that question and has more on Wells’ story.




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