Lot #3079
Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics Eric Heiden Ticket Collection

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Estimate: $200+

Description

Desirable complete set of unused tickets for each of American Eric Heiden’s five gold medal-clinching speed skating events at the Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics. Each ticket measures 7.5 x 2.5, and features time/date information for the respective event held at the James B. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval: 500 meter on February 15; 5000 meter on February 16; 1000 meter on February 19; 1500 meter on February 21; and 10,000 meter on February 23. In overall fine condition.

The speed skating events of the XIII Winter Games were dominated by Heiden over the course of eight incredible days. His sweep of the five events made him the most successful Winter Olympian from a single edition of any Winter Olympics—with the exception of the Soviet Union (10) and East Germany (9), Heiden single-handedly won more gold medals than all other competing nations.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Olympic Memorabilia
  • Dates: #601 - Ended January 21, 2021