The 2006 WSOP Main Event Championship bracelet won by Jamie Gold was sold on Thursday for $65,725, auctioned on Heritage Auctions. Gold, who won the largest-ever WSOP Main Event (8,773 players) in 2006 for $12 million, joins the likes of Peter Eastgate, T.J. Cloutier, Brad Daugherty, Paul “Eskimo” Clark and Jerry Yang as notable players to have their bracelets auctioned off.
Apparently though, Jamie Gold had already sold the bracelet some months before for some unknown reason and it was the new owner that placed the bracelet up for auction. Prior to Thursday, the auction for the bracelet was featured only online and received eight bids, which reached $26,000. On Thursday, the final day of the auction, the lot was re-opened and included bids from online, phone or in person and additional bids pushed the price to $65,725.
The winner of the auction wished to remain anonymous.
According to the auction listing, the bracelet “features 259 stones including over seven carats of diamonds and 120 grams of white and yellow gold. Rubies are inset to create the red of the heart and diamond suits, while a sapphire represents the spade and three black diamonds the clubs. The clasp is stamped ’14K.'”
The most notable bracelet sold was the one by 2008 Main Event champion Peter Eastgate who autioned the bracelet on eBay to raise money for charity. The auction received 116 bids and the bracelet sold for $147,500.