Only World Series of Poker Main Event Bracelet
Ever Offered Slated for August Platinum Night Auction
the most significant contest in poker history, the 2006 Main Event
remains the largest in tournament history both for total prize pool
($82,512,162) and number of contestants (8,773). Like every WSOP
Main Event, the 2006 edition was a $10,000 No-Limit Texas Hold 'em
format, though the enormous size of the field necessitated four
separate starting days, each whittling the field to 800, which were
then regrouped and pushed through their paces until just nine men
were left standing on August 8th. The final hand came two days
later, after popular player Jamie Gold had eliminated seven of the
final eight opponents. Gold drew a Queen of Spades and Nine of
Clubs, making a pair with the board on the Queen of Clubs. Paul
Wasicka's pair of tens was not helped by the Five and Eight of
Hearts on the board, nor the Ace of Diamonds on the turn or Four of
Clubs on the river, and the young and colorful poker sensation was
crowned that year's champion.
Gold's play in his 2006 victory is considered one of the great
shows of poker psychology, as he was uncannily successful in
goading his opponents into betting strong against his superior
hand, or folding when he was weak. His penchant for discussing his
hand, sometimes truthfully and others not, ruffled some feathers in
the poker community, and he even went so far as to flash one of his
hole cards, rattling his opponent into folding a superior hand.
When the battle was done, Gold was twelve million dollars richer,
at that time the heftiest monetary prize for the winner of any
sports or television event in history.
Slated for Heritage's highly anticipated August Platinum Night Auction, Gold's 2006 WSOP Main Event bracelet
features 259 stones including over seven carats of diamonds and 120
grams of white and yellow gold.
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Experience the Power of Platinum
Heritage Auctions is currently seeking consignments for the
premier auction event of 2013, our Platinum Night Auction to be held during
the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago on August
1st. Call or email one of our consignment directors today to learn
how you can benefit from the market strength that only Heritage can
- Every lot will be featured in a full two-page spread as part of
our award-winning auction catalog with our famous 3-D cover.
- Every lot will be highlighted in the Official program of the
National, sponsored by Heritage Auctions.
- Every lot will be on display at our corporate booth on the
floor of the National.
We are seeking rare and important lots valued in excess of
$10,000. Top lots in past Platinum Night events have been featured
on NBC's The Today Show, The New York Times, the
front page of Yahoo.com and hundreds of Associated
Press and UPI affiliates. The top collectors in the
world will attend the auction in person, and virtually via our
patented Heritage Live bidding software which allows global
participation to any bidder with an Internet connection. In
addition to the top sports buyers around the globe, the auction
catalog is also mailed to the top bidders across every one of
Heritage Auctions' 34 collectibles divisions, providing an audience
for your consignment unmatched in the sports collectibles
A handful of highlights already in-house for this historic
auction event include:
1973 Babe Ruth Original Painting
by LeRoy Neiman
1883 Cincinnati Red Stockings Trophy Bat presented to "Long
1930's Lou Gehrig Game-Worn New York Yankees Cap
1969-70 Brian Piccolo Game Used Jersey
And much, much more including the debut of the most significant
Hall of Fame Golf Collection ever offered at auction.
Call 1-800-872-6467 x1319 or email today to discuss consigning to the
most visible auction of 2013.
Consignment deadline: June 10, 2013
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Heritage Sports Representatives Race to Indy this
Heritage Auctions will be represented by Mark Jordan and Tony
Giese at "Open Wheel Collectibles & Sports Memorabilia
Expo" at Indianapolis' Dupont Pavillion at the Indiana State
Fairgrounds on May 23-25. Mark and Tony will be accepting
consignments and will be on hand to answer any questions about the
auction process. To make an appointment, or for more information,
please contact Tony Giese at TonyG@HA.com or (214) 409-1997; or Mark Jordan
at MarkJ@HA.com or (214) 409-1187.
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Heritage Auctions Sponsors Marty Turco's 2013
Charity Golf Classic
Heritage Auctions is a proud sponsor of Marty Turco's 2013
Charity Golf Classic taking place June 3rd. Benefits Children's
Former NHL All-Star and Olympic
goalie Marty Turco will be hosting the inaugural Marty Turco Poker
and Pairing Party and Celebrity Golf Classic that will help support
Children's Medical Center as they celebrate their centennial
anniversary. This exciting event will kick off on June 1, 2013, at
Museum Tower in the Dallas Arts District and will conclude on June
3rd at the Honors Golf Club in Carrollton.
All registered golfers and a guest are invited to attend the
Pairings Party the Saturday night before the Monday golf
tournament. This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet the
participating celebrities and enjoy incredible food, drink, live
and silent auction items. The highlight of the evening is the
pairing of golf foursomes with sports celebrities. Each foursome
will have an opportunity to bid and win the first pick of the
featured celebrity participants.
In addition, a celebrity poker
tournament will take place at the pairings party. The poker
tournament will involve eight tables, each with eight players,
including at least one celebrity per table. Space is limited and
the "buy in" for a seat at a table is $400. The winner of the poker
tournament will have the chance to claim a share of the top cash
prize in a "High Hand" draw of$20,000 (half of which will be
donated to Children's).
On Monday, June 3, Marty Turco will host the inaugural Celebrity
Golf Classic in support of Children's. Participants will enjoy
breakfast and tee off at 10:30 a.m. The outing will include a
fun-filled day on a championship style course with various
celebrities, prizes at different holes, dinner and an awards
For more information, please
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Sunday Internet Auction Highlights
is the place to be every Sunday night for collectors of fine sports
memorabilia and trading cards.
Over 100 lots will close to initial bidding at 10 PM CT. On a
lot-by-lot basis, starting at 10:00 PM CT, any person who has bid
on the lot previously may continue to bid on that lot until there
are no more bids for 30 minutes. For example, if you bid on a lot
during Normal Bidding, you could participate during Extended
Bidding for that lot, but not on lots you did not bid on
previously. If a bid was placed at 10:15, the new end time for that
lot would become 10:45. If no other bids were placed before 10:45,
the lot would close. If you are the high bidder on a lot, changing
your bid will not extend the bidding during the 30 Minute Ending
phase (only a bid from another bidder will extend bidding).
No other major sports memorabilia auction house provides its
clientele this much bidding excitement. It's just another reason
why Heritage is the World's Largest Collectibles Auctioneer.
Call or email today to discuss consigning your fine sport
collectibles and trading cards to an upcoming Heritage auction.
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Website Tips: Do's and Don'ts For Sending Images
Every day Heritage receives thousands of emails and phone calls
from clients all over the world asking us to evaluate their
property. Almost always, our first response is: send us a
photograph of the item. The old adage "A picture is worth a
thousand words" is very true... but only when the "picture"
provides useful information. Here's a list of basic do's and don'ts
when sending photographs of your property to our specialists for
DO send photographs that are in focus and have enough light
to see the item being photographed.
If you can't see what it is, then we can't either.
DON'T email photographs larger than 1MB each.
Larger-sized digital photographs are easier to zoom in and see the
details, but too many extremely large photographs in one email
completely crashes our computer system. Use a zip file if you need
to send more than a dozen images. On the other hand...
DON'T email photographs too small.
Digital photographs less than 100KB are so small that we can't see
the item well enough to give an opinion on its age, quality, and
DO check your images before you click Send.
More often than you would think, we receive someone's personal
photographs attached to the email by mistake. It doesn't take but a
second to double check that you are sending the correct images.
Some of you sure throw some wild parties!
DON'T send photographs with large glares.
Camera flashes and direct sunlight often produce glares in
photographs, especially on pieces that are framed with glass or
have very shiny surfaces. If your piece is framed, you may have to
remove the glass in order to photograph it.
DO send photographs of the entire front and the entire
Close-up photographs are great, but don't forget to send us a
photograph of the overall front and back of the piece(s). We don't
want to miss anything important because it was cropped out of the
photograph. Note — it's generally OK to send photographs of only
one side of comic books, sports cards, or movie posters.
DO send a detail of the signature and any other markings, if
you are inquiring about any kind of artwork or autograph.
Signatures, dates, titles, inscriptions, labels — they are all
important and the detail images that you send assist us in
determining the best value for your piece.
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Bidding is now open for the Dallas Bar Association
Home Project Auction
bidding for the 2013 Dallas Bar Association (DBA)
Home Project Auction ends May 29, 10 PM CT
with the auction closing at the live event held May 30th. The live
event, the annual Wrap Party, will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00
p.m. at St. Pete's Dancing Marlin located at 2730 Commerce Street,
Dallas, Texas 75226.
Everyone is invited to attend the Wrap Party on May 30th and
continue bidding in person. We value your participation in our
fundraising efforts and want you to enjoy the evening. Thank you
for your support for the 22nd Annual DBA Home Project house. Good
luck with your bids!
More information about Charity auctions.
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