View Full Version : Cheese Sandwich Bought for $28,000

25th Nov 2004, 00:37
Cheese Sandwich Bought for $28,000

Tue Nov 23,10:41 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."

In her eBay ad, Duyser said the sandwich has been kept in a plastic case for a decade and has developed no mold or bacteria. "It is like a miracle," she said.

"I would like all people to know that I do believe that this is the Virgin Mary Mother Of God," the ad said. "That is my solemn belief, but you are free to believe that she is whomever you like, I am not scamming anyone."

GoldenPalace.com said on its Web site that the "sacred sandwich" had received more than 1.7 million hits since being posted on eBay. The company's chief executive, Richard Rowe, said the sandwich would be used to raise money for charity.

The T-shirts, in various styles bearing a picture of the sandwich and a GoldenPalace.com logo, sell for $19.99.

"We believe that everyone should be able to see it and learn of its mystical power for themselves," Rowe said.



Hmm.. what do you guys think? :)

25th Nov 2004, 02:21
Mmmm.......cheese sandwich...lol

I think it's a very funny article, but seriously are they for real? What are they going to think of next? St Mary's face on a toaster that never developed rust...lol. It's quite haleriouse.

It's quite possible that the sandwich did not develop mould due to the air tight plasctic bag it is sitting in. They should take it out to see if the sandwich will stay without mould or not. Because I'm sure "Mary" will protect it.

Very funny article though... :D

THE True Lara
25th Nov 2004, 09:05
Looks more like Marlene Dietrich to me....

25th Nov 2004, 09:18
What for cheese may it be..? Fourme de Rochefort, Chamenbert, Reblochon, Limburger, Vacherin Mont-d'Or..?

25th Nov 2004, 11:18
Originally posted by THE True Lara
Looks more like Marlene Dietrich to me....

:eek: That's exactly what I thought!! :o :D

25th Nov 2004, 12:21
Is that wholymeal bread then........

26th Nov 2004, 02:31
This grilled cheese sandwich looks much tastier in my opinion. ;)


26th Nov 2004, 11:59
take a cheque? i don't seem to have $28000 on me:p

26th Nov 2004, 16:33
Originally posted by yesrushdt
This grilled cheese sandwich looks much tastier in my opinion. ;)



Hey that kind of looks like Lara.... could it be the Virgin Lara? :p

27th Nov 2004, 01:31
"Virgin Lara"? Somehow, I think not.:D

27th Nov 2004, 22:11
Crikey it does look like Lara.....maybe it's a sign for us! :rolleyes:

Lol....very expensive toasty. :p