Jamie Gold selling WSOP Bracelet

by Jeremy Olson on May 18, 2013

Just two months after 2007 WSOP Main Event champ Jerry Yang had his gold bracelet seized by the IRS, 2006 Main Event winner Jamie Gold is selling his WSOP bracelet.

Gold’s bracelet and Corum poker watch will be auctioned off online through Heritage Auctions - the self-titled “World’s Largest Collectibles Auctioneer.” People can start bidding on the bracelet come July 13th, which, coincidentally, will be when the 2013 WSOP Main Event is taking place. Heritage describes the bracelet in the listing as follows:

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.’ Fine condition. An absolutely amazing representation from one of the most talked about WSOP events in history.

The only WSOP Main Event bracelet that’s been sold to date is Peter Eastgate’s 2008 ME bracelet. The Dane put his hardware for sale on eBay in order to raise money for charity. And raise money he did as Scottish millionaire William Haughey purchased the bracelet for $147,500.

Of course, this is a completely different circumstance from Gold, whom many believe is selling his bracelet to make a profit. That said, it’s difficult to predict what kind of price the elaborate, diamond-encrusted band will go for.

Gold is most famous for winning the 2006 WSOP Main Event along with $12 million. Since that time, he’s managed to do very little in the poker world and is largely regarded as one of the less talented ME champions. Nevertheless, he’s remained active in poker through appearances and the now-defunct Jamie Gold Poker Room, which was featured at the Tropicana Las Vegas.