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The charity auction for the Ortiz "Yankees Curse" Jersey continues, and it's getting fierce. Starting April 17 at a measly $500, the "cheap replica jersey" hit $30K within 24 hours and continues to skyrocket like the value of a Cabbage Patch doll with a misprinted birth certificate. The jersey was recently dug out of the cement of the new Yankee stadium after a construction worker buried it in an attempt to create a curse. Good news: "It still has some of the cement on it!" [Daily Intel]