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Peter Eastgate's Bracelet Auctions For $147,500

Antanas 'Tony G' Guoga Said He Wanted to Buy Bracelet for His Dog

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Peter Eastgate after his victory in 2008The auction for the bracelet of former World Series of Poker main-event champion Peter Eastgate reached six-figures Tuesday on the auction site eBay.

By Thursday morning, after 116 bids, the auction was closed. The winning bid of $147,500 went to “7***l,” whose identity is protected by eBay privacy rules. That bid came in at 5:38 a.m. PT, just 22 minutes before the auction closed.

Eastgate, the winner of more than $9 million at the 2008 WSOP, put the bracelet on sale early last week to help children via the charity UNICEF. Earlier this year, Eastgate abruptly retired from poker and did not appear at this summer’s WSOP.

The auction caught the attention of poker pro Antanas “Tony G” Guoga. The Australian said in his blog that he wanted the bracelet and would use it as a collar for his German Shepherd, Zasko. It is unclear which bids on eBay came from Guoga.

Eastgate’s bracelet isn’t the only one changing owners. Earlier this year, a Plano pawn shop auctioned off T.J. Cloutier’s 2005 $5,000 no-limit hold’em bracelet. Online site Cake Poker bought the bracelet for $4,000 and then promptly returned it to its rightful owner.

Now, it appears that 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.

 
 
Tags: Peter Eastgate,   WSOP,   Charity,   Bracelet,   eBay,   Antanas Guoga,   Tony G