Can you imagine playing your Thursday night $20 hold ‘em game on the very table where the November Nine made history at the 2008 World Series of Poker? Envision saying “shuffle up and deal” as your buddy tosses out cards touched by the WSOP Final Table players. Poker fanatics across the world can rejoice at the rare opportunity to own a piece of WSOP history. This year’s tournament has seen many firsts including the youngest ever Main Event champion (Peter Eastgate, 22), a three month long break in between the final table and the preceding rounds and most recently, an auction in which eager fans can bid on authentic memorabilia from the Main Event Final Table. Eastgate may be walking away with the millions, but you can bid on Final Table items and take home a literal piece of the WSOP action.
Ty Stewart, Director of Marketing & Corporate Alliances for the World Series of Poker, equates it to having a museum in your basement. The auction will include the very poker table on which Eastgate made history, as well as items like the decks of cards, dealer buttons, table felts and other WSOP memorabilia.
Interested bidders can log on to www.WSOPshop.com to place bids on these items. The online auction will run from November 11 through November 24. Looking for the perfect holiday present for the poker enthusiast in your life? Problem solved.