See Herb Brooks’ Miracle on Ice mementos up for auction

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On the night the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team reunites at Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, N.Y., to celebrate the 35-year anniversary of the Miracle on Ice, some of the coach Brooks’ mementos from the Lake Placid Olympics will be auctioned.

Heritage Auctions’ website lists about 40 lots of items. Brooks died in 2003.

“Between me and my sister and my mom, having to store this stuff and track it down and babysit it was kind of a pain, quite frankly,” said Brooks’ son Dan, according to The Associated Press, which reported the money will go to Brooks’ grandchildren and the Herb Brooks Foundation. “We decided this might be a good time to see if anyone has an interest in the stuff to just simplify our lives.”

NBC’s Hockey Day in America’s studio will be live on site in Lake Placid on Sunday. Coverage begins Sunday at noon ET on NBC and online. More details are available here.

Here are images of some of the items, via Heritage Auctions and The Associated Press:

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A letter Brooks wrote to the U.S. Olympic Committee declaring his coaching candidacy.

 

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Brooks’ planner, including the day of the 4-3 win over the Soviet Union.
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Miracle on Ice team captain Mike Eruzione’s player questionnaire.
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Various Olympic pins.
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Brooks’ 1980 Olympics participation medal.
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Autographed Yankee Stadium Opening Day ceremonial first pitch baseball.

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Memos regarding the “Miracle” movie script.
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Brooks’ game-worn 1968 Olympic hockey jersey.
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Brooks’ 1980 Olympic ring.

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Herb Brooks' Olympic auction

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A page from the daily planner of Brooks reads, “Game vs Fin 4-2!! Gold, as it sits next to Brooks’ stop watch.