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Not a collectible story (unless you collect strange appearances of the Virgin Mary), but it’s damn (oops, excuse me) funny:

The cop, stripper and the holy toast

Belfast Telegraph
23 December 2004

“A humble cheese sandwich with an image of the Virgin Mary apparently burnt into it sold for $28,000 on eBay.Jim DeFede gave the public a chance to test their faith when he escorted the ‘icon’ to its new home in Las Vegas…
I am on a mission, a holy quest. A few weeks ago, a woman from Hollywood, Florida sold a grilled cheese sandwich on the auction website eBay for $28,000. The woman says the sandwich is 10 years old… and bears the likeness of the Virgin Mary.

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