The World Series of Poker (WSOP) gold bracelet is one of the most sought after prizes in a poker player’s career. To win a WSOP bracelet, a player usually has to part with a large buy-in, go through tough competition, play for long hours and hold their nerve to finish at the top of the list.
However there are rare occasions when WSOP bracelet winners decide to part with their bracelet by putting it up for sale giving poker enthusiasts the opportunity to get their hands on a coveted WSOP bracelet for a price. Tom McEvoy may not be a very familiar name on the poker circuit today but he won the 1983 WSOP Main Event picking up a gold bracelet and $540,000 in prize money. He has made a number of final tables at the WSOP over the years and has won three more WSOP bracelets apart from his Main Event win.
McEvoy who was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame (PHoF) in 2015 recently confirmed that he had decided to sell his WSOP bracelet on eBay provided the buyer was willing to meet his price. He has posted an eBay listing offering the following items for a price of $13,500. The items include the 1983 WSOP Main Event bracelet featuring 12 diamonds; PokerStars 2006 WSOP team baseball in clear box; WSOP collectible baseball on brass stand; three of the books he authored which will be autographed and dedicated upon request; a one hour private poker coaching session and Two PokerStars Team Pro patches.
The Hendon Mob lists Tom McEvoy’s total career prize money till date to be a little over $3 million and his biggest win continues to be the 1983 WSOP Main Event for $540,000. Since 2005 McEvoy has not made more than a $100,000 in poker prize money in a calendar year and his last cashout according to the Hendon Mob was at the 2016 WSOP for $18,714.
The eBay listing is expected to expire on January 18 and there is no indication as of now if McEvoy will extend the timeline should there be no buyer or if he has any plans on listing his remaining WSOP bracelets. McEvoy stated that a number of buyers had already shown interest in his listing but at the time of this writing the sale was yet to be made.