July 28th, 2011
10:39 AM ET

Latex Casey Anthony mask fetches almost $1 million on eBay

A big spender on eBay shelled out almost $1 million to get inside Casey Anthony's head.

A Los Angeles eBay user called "prophunter" wound up with six rubber renderings of Anthony's face that had been used in a parody video and put one of them up for auction on eBay. That first mask  garnered a winning bid of $999,900 Wednesday. It beat out 104 other bids that started at $25 on  Monday.

In the description field for the item, the seller billed it as "possibly the most frightening mask on the planet."

The mask's expression is, well, expressionless, capturing the image that became a national obsession over the course of Anthony's almost six-week trial for the 2008 death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Anthony was acquitted on July 5, drawing the vocal ire of crowds outside the courthouse, social media users and television personalities nationwide.

On HLN's Showbiz News Tonight on Wednesday, Popeater.com columnist Rob Shuter pronounced then-active bidding "tasteless, but it is capitalism."

For comparison's sake, the most expensive set of Charlton Heston's stone tablets from "The Ten Commandments" fetched $87,000 at Christie's in 1995, which would be a little more than $120,000 today.

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  1. CSnSC

    Oh, latex casting of her FACE. Not interested.

    July 28, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  2. Face

    You can always get a blow up body?

    July 28, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  3. The Måd Råp3r

    In other news, things like this herald the collapse of civilization. I'm actually kind of looking forward to Fallout USA though.

    July 28, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  4. me

    crap bid. he'll never pay up.

    July 28, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  5. justathought

    More dollars than sence.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
    • TXMarie

      Very good point.

      July 28, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • biots

      "Sense"

      July 28, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Duh

      Sense-as in "common sense"
      Cents-change from paper money
      Scents-different fragrances
      Your spelling-???

      My thoughts on the mask are, good. The more we can humiliate this woman, the better. If she does land a televised interview, don't watch it!!

      July 28, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Buy a dictionary

      More dollars than SENSE. Education should be mandatory. Maybe then people wouldn't pay for things like this.

      July 28, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  6. daniel

    jeers to CNN for actually believing the highest bidder will fork over 1 million smackaroos. there are so many bidding trolls on ebay this shouldnt even be news.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • David

      That's exactly what I was thinking..

      July 28, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Jomm

      Well, look at the comments. This is getting more comments than about the National Debt.

      July 28, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  7. big deal

    Ida liked to dooo her when she first got out. .

    July 28, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • nah

      I know what you're thinkin' but some guard was proabably sticking it to her in there.

      July 28, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  8. Hilde

    what a Joke!

    July 28, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  9. emma

    you like doo? gross. not me.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  10. emma

    as a jooish person this worries me. plus i gots to take a dooody.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  11. Matt

    1 million for a mask? Wonder how much her REAL head would pull in?

    July 28, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  12. Bobby G.

    I'm scared...

    July 28, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  13. KennyG

    What do you do with a mask of a witch?

    July 28, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  14. bob

    That is the UGLIEST DEATH mask ever designed i would be afraid of it buying it let alone wearing it for fear of becoming POSSESED by her WICKED SATANIC SPIRIT!

    July 28, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Bobby G.

      @bob, Yeah like that freaky Twilight Zone episode where their faces turned into the masks they were wearing...

      July 28, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  15. msyellarose

    Geez, that IS a scary looking thing.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
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