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MARCH 23, 2005, SALEM, MA --, the eBay-happy Internet casino most famous for their purchase of the Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese Sandwich, has raised the stakes with an even cheesier purchase - an unbelievable $1,209 for a Nacho Cheese Doritos' Chip that resembles the Pope's Mitre, otherwise known as a really tall hat.

After seeing the chip in his bag of Doritos, the seller decided that it would be unfair to not share it with the world. Following the recent trends of auctioning religious memorabilia, the chip was immediately ushered to a late-night photo session and then posted on eBay.

Incredibly, the chip received 34 bids to propel it to just over $1000 before jumped in to win the auction. During the course of the auction, the Pope's Hat Doritos Chip eBay page received over 41,000 visitors and the seller has even created a separate website, to capitalize on the popularity of this eccentric item.

"We believe that this chip, like the Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese Sandwich, is another perfect example of American pop culture," said Richard Rowe, CEO of "In all honesty, the chip's resemblance to the Mitre is phenomenal. We felt that it would make a prefect addition to our collection. It will fit in perfectly with all our other eccentric acquisitions."

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