The demand for poker memorabilia continues to rise, especially now when the online poker is enjoying increasing popularity.
If you have friends or loved ones that just love the game of poker, you can get them a number of cool poker memorabilia to surprise them. Now, if you are a poker player and are keen on getting some cool poker memorabilia for yourself, you can take a look at these must-have poker collectibles that will surely excite you.
Poker Trophies and WSOP Bracelets 
Finding poker memorabilia of this kind is usually quite hard to find, as there are not a lot of sellers in the market. You can’t get WSOP bracelets or poker trophies at your local souvenir shop or in a poker room – but you might actually find a few of them being auctioned online. You just have to be resourceful and know where to look.
Some notable poker pros decided to sell the WSOP bracelets they’ve won for different reasons. For example, 2007 Main Event winner Jerry Yang was forced to put his bracelet up for sale after it was seized, along with several items, by the United States Internal Revenue Service.
Jamie Gold, who won the 2006 WSOP Main Event, also sold his bracelet for $65,725. The sale was controversial as Gold denied that he was the one who personally sold it. The site where the bracelet was auctioned would later confirm that the bracelet was indeed sold by someone else who opted to remain anonymous.
Peter Eastgate also sold his 2008 Main Event bracelet, but for charity. The item was auctioned off on eBay with an initial price of $16,000. After multiple bids, it was ultimately bought by William Haughey for a huge $150,000.
Other players who won in smaller WSOP events might have also put their bracelets up for sale for a lower price, so start scouring the internet now.
Limited Edition Poker Items
You can also add to your poker collectibles, some limited edition items, including chips. It won’t always cost you that much money, but you’ll go through a longer process to have them.
You first need to identify which limited edition series you’re missing, find shops/merchants that sell them, and then buy them. It’s not really the amount of money you’ve spent buying them that counts, it’s the work and effort you’ve invested just to get your hands on them.
Some limited edition chips available today feature popular brands such Harley Davidson. Others also feature famous movie characters like James Bond.
Decks of Cards/Chip Sets
A collection of various customized chip sets and deck of cards is a feast for the eyes of any poker enthusiast. There are plenty of these available at local or online shops, and the quality and prices vary accordingly.
There are good-quality cards and chip sets that won’t really hurt your pockets, but if you’re on the lookout for the high-end, luxurious ones, be prepared to pay thousands of dollars more.
Of course, owning and collecting various memorabilia related to things you’re passionate about isn’t for everyone, and some people may never understand the essence behind it. Well, it’s something only true fans would understand.
Poker Books
Some of the world’s best poker players aren’t just good at playing the game – they’re great writers too! A lot of them have published their own books with their signature on it, including Doyle Brunson, author of the popular poker book Super System. Don’t just buy a book of Amazon, try to get the book signed by the author.
A number of poker authors sign copies of their books during events – for example, Barry Greenstein used to bring with him a copy of his book Ace on the River to tournaments he took part in. He would then sign the book and give it to the player who busted him.
You can find lots of these books at various poker memorabilia shops. Once you get them, you can then get the author to sign a copy for you, and while that would be another difficult task, doing it will give you a sense of fulfillment as an ultimate poker fan.

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