A piece of toast rendering a high resemblance to New York Jets' quarterback Tim Tebow, doing his classic "Tebow" prayer pose, has sold on online auction website eBay for $85.
The image burned into the piece of toast, which comprises one side of a grilled cheese sandwich, was discovered by eBay user "Carlspackler76," who advertised his find on eBay on Jan. 14.
Bidding eventually reached $85, and this payment, coupled with a $14.99 shipping fee from Roanoke, Va., along with PayPal fees, left the seller with a cool $80 profit.
The seller's description reveals that the Tebow toast came about purely by accident.
"While hastily making lunch today, I slapped together two slices of bread and some cheese for the old standby of the grilled cheese sandwich," reads the eBay auction description.
"I'll freely admit I was a bit sloppy with my butter application and this sandwich was not going to be my best work. I'll also admit my frying pan is crappy and distributes heat very poorly, so I was not exactly expecting a work of art for a sandwich," the seller, who describes himself as a New England Patriots fan, continued.
"However, upon flipping the sandwich, I was thoroughly amazed by the image staring back at me ... the now iconic 'Tebowing' pose of Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow!" he added.
"Carlspackler76" said he was stunned and unsure of what to make of the "Tebowing" image, and wondered if it was a "sign from God? A cry for help from my lousy frying pan to be replaced? A warning of doom since I'm a Patriots fan? A ridiculous coincidence? I don't know."
"But the one thing I DO know is that I must share my sandwich masterpiece with the world, and would love for it to find a good home from somebody who's a much bigger Tim Tebow fan than myself," he concluded.
While evidently some are choosing to believe that the Tebow image on the piece of toast is real, others are saying it's a fake, arguing that the seller merely used liquid butter to draw the image of Tebow on the bread, and naturally the heat from the skillet did not fully toast the buttered area.
"Sales like this one may create a dangerous precedent for scammers to create images on toast or pancakes by using liquid butter, and then turn the items around for hefty profits on eBay by calling them 'miracles' or 'signs from God,'" wrote Eric Holden for Yahoo Sports, who added that although he remains skeptical, this particular seller has been using eBay for over a decade, and has no past sales that imply scamming.