The auction for the 2008 WSOP Main Event Championship bracelet owned by Peter Eastgate was finally concluded on eBay this Thursday. After a total of 116 bids from 42 different bidders, the winning bid of $147,000 came in at 8:38 A.M. ET, just 22 minutes before the auction closed.
The bracelet was put up for auction for the former WSOP champion to help children via the UNICEF charity after he decided to retire from poker earlier this summer and did not make an appearance at this year’s World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. In the year he won, he walked away with the championship bracelet as well as $9 Million in prize money.
The auction was won an unknown bidder but originally sparked bidding by outspoken poker pro “Tony G” (real name Antanas Guogo) from Australia who said he wanted the bracelet to use as a collar for this German Shepherd names Zasko. However, even he had his limits when the bidding topped the 6 figures. Unless the winner of the auction comes forward, he will be known only by his partly-censored eBay alias of “7***l”.
This recent bracelet exchange is not the only one changing owners. T.J. Cloutier’s 2005 $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em bracelet went to auction earlier this year at a Plano pawn shop which was then purchased by Cake Poker for $4,000 who then returned it to T.J.
Another bracelet is on eBay, the 1999 $1,500 Razz bracelet won by Eskimo Clark. The bidding which started at $1,000 has now reached more than $2,000.
Now, it appears that Paul “Eskimo” Clark’s 1999 $1,500 Razz bracelet is on the eBay auction block. The bidding started at $1,000, but has now more than doubled to over $2,000 although it is probably worth more than $5,000 simply based on the amount of gold it contains. It appears as though the item was not put up for auction by Paul himself which leads us to believe the bracelet was previously disposed of by the former Razz Champion.