A World Series of Poker bracelet is the most treasured trophy in the game for most poker players – a token of the hundreds and thousands of hours they spent honing their skills. Only 75 players earned the right to call themselves a WSOP bracelet winner in 2013, but one of them has elected to put their new found gold up on sale on eBay.
If you’d like to be the owner of a WSOP bracelet without the hassle of having to win one, there’s a listing on the auction site for a “World Series of Poker Championship 10K Yellow Gold Bracelet From 2013 Year“. The ‘Buy it Now’ price currently sits at $99,995, but you can make an offer and attempt to obtain the bracelet for less – which six people have seemingly done since late November, albeit unsuccessfully.
The seller of the bracelet is listed as GOLDWATCHCO, a company based out of Miami, Florida that specializes in selling new and pre-owned Rolex watches on the internet. The description for the listing of the 2013 WSOP bracelet says, “The champion who won this championship is friends [sic] of Dennis from GOLDWATCHCO, a percentage of the profit will be given to [charity]… The bracelet is in mint day one condition and comes with original box.”
Shipping for the winner will be free and expedited, with a 14-day money back guarantee upon receipt, less shipping. The item also comes with a full one year ‘buckle-to-buckle’ guarantee.
The identity of the player auctioning their bracelet is still unknown, though certain players can be excluded by process of elimination. Ryan Riess received a specially designed bracelet for winning the Main Event, and the five winners from WSOP Asia-Pacific got a bracelet with a different design than the ones awarded in Las Vegas and Europe. With Tom Schneider winning two bracelets during the summer, the number of players that could be behind the sale stands at 68.
Attempts to contact the seller for comment were unsuccessful.
WSOP bracelets have been up for sale before and similar trophies to the one currently up for auction, which were won by TJ Cloutier and Eskimo Clark, netted about $4,000 each back in 2011. The $100,000 asking price is more in line with the $147,500 that was paid for Peter Eastgate’s 2008 WSOP Main Event bracelet, all of which went to charity.
Jamie Gold’s bracelet for winning the 2006 WSOP Main Event was recently up for auction, but according to an interview he conducted with BLUFF last summer, that was not his choice.
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