Friday, June 16, 2006

The Star on Ebay

What happens when you combine The Star and American Idol winner Taylor Hicks of Birmingham?
A winning bid on Ebay. Seriously.
A few weeks ago, editors at The Star noticed that an intrepid Star reader was selling the newspaper's front page that highlighted coverage of Hicks' Idol-winning performance. The banner headline that day said "HICKS HYSTERIA," and went with a large photo of Hicks fans at Quintard Mall in Oxford going nuts over his victory.
The starting bid was $2.
This morning, editors wondered if someone actually bought the Hicks edition. Reporter Steve Ivey looked it up, and discovered there was one bid -- for $2.
Don't believe us? Look it up yourself here on eBay.