A little more than a year ago, you may remember that 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event winner Jerry Yang had a selection of his personal property seized by the IRS in America for not paying his taxes. This included his WSOP winner’s bracelet and the Corum Watch that each of the players received for making that final table.
The IRS sold these items at auction on the 4th of April last year to recoup some of the money owed on his unpaid taxes.
Well, although we have no idea whether anyone bought his WSOP bracelet, it does seem that somebody snapped up the watch which was worth $9k when he won it and is now trying to sell it on eBay.
“This is the watch won by Jerry Yang at the 2007 World Series of Poker. It was made by Corum specifically for the 2007 WSOP Main Event. On the clasp is engraved the words “2007 WSOP Main Event Final Table”. The watch is in excellent condition, the glass of the watch face is flawless and there are only a couple of minor scratches on the case, nearly invisible without a magnifying glass.
I purchased this watch at an IRS seizure auction last year in Sacramento, CA and have the paperwork that shows it was seized from Jerry Yang for non payment of taxes and sold to me. Pictures of the paperwork are attached. The watch retails by Corum for more than $9000 and that is without the provenance of having been won during the World Series of Poker Main Event.
Other than winning a WSOP Main Event bracelet yourself, this watch, won by the World Champion in 2007 is the best trophy for any poker fan to own!”
There have been 28 bids for the watch at time of writing this article with the highest being that of $1,500. We obviously have no idea how much the seller originally purchased it for but would hazard a guess that it would have been a little bit more than the bids he is receiving right now.