Poker history for sale on eBay

Poker history for sale on eBay

Friday, 4 November 2011

Every professional poker player has reasons to be thankful for an accountant with an unlikely surname winning the 2003 World Series of Poker. Now the cards used in Chris Moneymaker's World Championship winning hand are up for sale on eBay.

The London-based seller is offering the complete deck including the five card board, Moneymaker's winning 5-4 and runner up Sammy Farha's 10-J.

According to the eBay listing, the seller “was there when it all happened, working behind the scenes at Binion's Horseshoe” and “obtained permission to keep the deck, so right after Chris had posed for those famous photos where he was holding wads of cash high in the air, I carefully placed all of the cards from that final hand on top of the rest of the deck, kept in sequence, along with the dealer's cut card, and put the complete deck back into the double Kem box along with the unused deck.”

The lot also includes a Certificate of Authenticity, signed by Matt Savage (the tournament director), and Chris Moneymaker himself.

Potential buyers have until 7 November to make an offer with the bidding starting at $7,500.

If you fancy making a bid, have a look here.

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Tags: Chris Moneymaker, WSOP, Sammy Farha, eBay