WSOP Bracelet Lovers Can Purchase One On eBay Till Nov 16
There is no doubt that the World of Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet is one of the most sought after prizes and possessions by professional poker players.
It is very difficult to win one but there have been a few occasions where these coveted bracelets have gone on sale and sharp eyed collectors have been quick to snap them up.
There are reports of yet another WSOP bracelet being auctioned on eBay with an asking price of $3,000. Apparently, the 10-karat gold bracelet weighing 56.1 grams is from the 2017 WSOP tournament. Joseph Di Rosa Rojas from Venezuela. He dominated the 2017 event winning the bracelet along with the top prize of $690,469.
The listing states that the bracelet is legit, and is generally in good shape with some light wear. The item was sold to a Las Vegas jewellery store, a representative from the store confirmed. The bracelet was apparently traded for guns but details as to who owned the bracelet weren’t disclosed.
Media outlets tried to get in touch with Joseph Di Rosa Rojas but to no avail. However, the eBay seller “forloveofthegame” did confirm that he had purchased the bracelet and put it up for sale online.
The seller said he took the bracelet to Rick Harrison’s Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Vegas known for the TV Show “Pawn Stars” and upon checking, the jeweller said the item looked genuine. Turns out a lot of WSOP bracelets are popping up in Vegas given the increasing number of events at the annual tournament. The auction runs until Nov 16. The bracelet is up for sale on eBay at $3,000 but there is a “Make an Offer” option available.
WSOP Bracelets Landing On eBay
A number of WSOP bracelets have already hit eBay over the years. Among them was the Main Event Bracelet won by 1983 WSOP winner and Poker Hall of Famer Tom McEvoy. He listed the item on eBay last year along with other memorabilia for $13,500. On the same year, four-time bracelet winner Max Pescatori also sold his 2015 WSOP bracelet. The money was used to help earthquake victims in his home country of Italy.
In 2010, Brad Daugherty, who topped the 1991 WSOP Main Event, sold his gold bracelet for an undisclosed reserved price. Danish poker pro Peter Eastgate, another former WSOP champ, listed is bracelet for $147,500. All of the money went to needy children through UNICEF.
Most of the bracelets auctioned off were sold, but there were some which did not get any bid, such as the 1999 WSOP $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha bracelet won by Hassan Kamoei, which was up for sale on eBay for 10 days.