In March last year we reported that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had seized property of the 2007 WSOP Main Event champion Jerry Yang to secure the payment of taxes, including a federal tax lien for $571,894.54, he had failed to pay. Yang's gold bracelet amongst other items were then auctioned off on April 4, 2013 at Revenue Service, Watt Avenue, Sacramento, California.
Now it seems like his Corum watch, which he and the other eight 2007 WSOP Main Event finalists received, is up for sale on eBay. The current bid is $1,500, but the selling prize will probably be much more than that as the bidding ends in 3 days.
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!