EBay bidding intensifies for Peter Eastgate’s 2008 WSOP bracele

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 19, 2010 Posted in Poker Industry News | No Comments »

With less than seven days remaining the bidding for a major piece of poker history is heating up. The 2008 World Series of Poker bracelet Peter Eastgate was awarded for winning the WSOP Main Event is currently up for sale on EBay with the high bid at $45,100 at the moment – the listing has garnered over 42,500 looks up to this point as well.

Eastgate is auctioning off the bracelet for charity –all proceeds will go to UNICEF—because as he told PokerNews.com: “Of course, I am still extremely proud of my title to this day… But the bracelet itself, I am never wearing, since I really don’t wear any jewelry. So I thought that by giving away the bracelet and watches, a lot more people will hopefully be able to benefit from the items.”

Eastgate officially stepped away from poker just before the 2010 WSOP and was later released from his PokerStars contract –it would seem that Eastgate is looking to put poker completely behind him.

It will be interesting to see how high the bidding will go for the 168g of White Gold with 291 diamonds, which was hand-made by Corum –the original price-tag of the bracelet was in the neighborhood of £10,000. Obviously the historical significance makes the bracelet more valuable, and the charity-factor will likely drive up the bidding as well.

So, if you’d like to own a piece of World Series of Poker history the current bid amount is $45,200, but the good news is that shipping is free for this auction!

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