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Tuesday, November 23, 2004

But wait! Update!Cheese Sandwich not! Bought for $28,000

Cheese Sandwich Bought for $28,000 - Tue Nov 23, 2004 10:41 AM ET

MIAMI (Reuters) - An online casino won the eBay bidding for a decade-old cheese sandwich bearing what some people consider a likeness of the Virgin Mary and immediately began hawking Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese T-shirts.

GoldenPalace.com's bid of $28,000 was the highest offer for the sandwich when bidding closed late on Monday, the Internet casino's Web site said.

The seller, Fort Lauderdale, Florida resident Diana Duyser, says she made the cheese sandwich 10 years ago and after taking a bite, saw "the Virgin Mary staring back at me."

... and the article continues on ...

Whooo. Boy.

Update: The highest legitimate bid was reportedly $71 ... Whoever was the successful bidder also has to pay $9.95 for shipping.

Update to update: Golden Palace Casino verifies their $28K bid was legit. Yowza!

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