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Eruzione: 'I'm not broke!'

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08:20 AM ET 12.13 | Soon, Mike Eruzione will sell just about everything that made him famous -- including his white and blue jerseys and the stick he used to score against the Soviet Union -- and he was recently asked why. Eruzione: It's something I've thought about for the last couple of years after hearing Paul Henderson sold his jersey from the 1972 Summit Series for $1.2 million. When I heard that, I thought, "Wow, what a great opportunity this is to sell my memorabilia and give some money back to my family, my kids, my grandson." I've got some ideas with what I want to do with the money. I will be more specific closer to the auction. Fortunately, I don't need the money to help me. ... I'm not broke! I'm not doing this for my own purpose or gain.

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December 13, 2012  08:51 AM ET

What do they say...it's all about the Benjamins!

December 13, 2012  08:59 AM ET

"Do you believe in marketables?"

December 13, 2012  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

"Do you believe in marketables?"

Do you believe in suckers?

December 13, 2012  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Do you believe in suckers?

Like they say Nard, there's one born every minute... but we do live in a capitalist society, so I say, sell on!

I won't buy it though.

December 13, 2012  09:43 AM ET

The movie "Miracle" has been playing on cable and I've caught it a couple times. Brought back a lot of good memories.

December 13, 2012  09:45 AM ET
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The movie "Miracle" has been playing on cable and I've caught it a couple times. Brought back a lot of good memories.

Who do you play for?

December 13, 2012  09:50 AM ET
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Like they say Nard, there's one born every minute... but we do live in a capitalist society, so I say, sell on!I won't buy it though.

I agree, and I won't buy it either

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December 13, 2012  10:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Like they say Nard, there's one born every minute... but we do live in a capitalist society, so I say, sell on!I won't buy it though.

people with nhl owner type money need stuff to buy to show everyone just how much money they can waste. Meanwhile, the same guy that can drop 1.2 million on a jersey will think nothing of cutting some staff the minute their numbers drop a couple points.

December 13, 2012  10:47 AM ET

Eruzione's winning goal against the Soviet Union has become one of the most played highlights in American sports, and was voted the greatest highlight of all time by ESPN viewers. That's been sold over and over, so how much would a Goaldiggers jersey be worth.

December 13, 2012  10:57 AM ET

I would love to be able to afford a piece of history like that, but unfortunately $1.2 million exceeeds my allowance :(

December 13, 2012  10:57 AM ET
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Like they say Nard, there's one born every minute... but we do live in a capitalist society, so I say, sell on!I won't buy it though.

Well, I threw some of my **** on eBay a few years ago and was amazed to see some very wise investors step forward. They saw the great opportunity and potential and were most happy to give me their cash for it. I'm sure that stuff is collector's items by now (as is collecting dust in their basements and garages).

What a great country this is. You know what they say, "If you have it, somebody needs it."

December 13, 2012  11:01 AM ET
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I would love to be able to afford a piece of history like that, but unfortunately $1.2 million exceeeds my allowance :(

Might you be interested in some sailor socks? They haven't been washed in like 40 years. They're so well preserved that even the nastiest of bugs won't eat them. And then ... there's the underwear .... :-)

December 13, 2012  11:14 AM ET
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I watched it last week. Good movie and a great story. Herb Brooks was quite a piece of work.

I always wonder about guys like him....way too intense....

December 13, 2012  11:22 AM ET
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I always wonder about guys like him....way too intense....

Kind of what the US needed at the time though come out with the gold

December 13, 2012  11:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I always wonder about guys like him....way too intense....

It is a great movie though and it was a great game. One of the things I actually remember well and always brings a smile. I had surgery some years ago and some friends of mine got the DVD and had it autographed by Eruzione as a get-well gift. Must have worked 'cause I got well and had to go back to work. Sigh. I won't sell it though. :-)

December 13, 2012  11:31 AM ET
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I always wonder about guys like him....way too intense....

Would that make him.....wait for it.....not a happy camper?

December 13, 2012  11:51 AM ET
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It is a great movie though and it was a great game. One of the things I actually remember well and always brings a smile. I had surgery some years ago and some friends of mine got the DVD and had it autographed by Eruzione as a get-well gift. Must have worked 'cause I got well and had to go back to work. Sigh. I won't sell it though. :-)

Did you just use the "work" word here Slappy ?

December 13, 2012  11:55 AM ET
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Did you just use the "work" word here Slappy ?

Well, the surgery was a loooooong time ago. And while I try not to use 4-letter words I slip up once in a while.

 
December 13, 2012  12:08 PM ET

Ralphies Mom, please pass Slappy a bar of his favorite brand of soap !...............oh ,and don't shoot your eye out ;-)

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