Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009

Manna from Heaven

As far as eBay auctions go, this theme is played out. Sellers eager to make a quick buck — er, spread the faith — have auctioned off "miraculous" images of religious figures like Jesus and the Virgin Mary embedded in everything from a grilled cheese sandwich to a fish stick. Several have found a willing buyer in the online casino site, GoldenPalace.com, which snapped up many of the novelty items to put on display. For one seller, it proved quite lucrative: a grilled-cheese portrait of the Virgin Mary fetched $28,000 from the casino when it sold on eBay in 2004. If only we could all be so blessed.