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. cindy

    there are people in this world that is hungary find something to do with your money besides wasting it on a rubber mask. their are proberly some poor people in your family stop wasting money.

    July 28, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ed Sr

    This is a little bit of overkill....................everyone who was not there still has opinions that may not be valid............anyway..enough is enough.............CNN can do better than this.

    July 28, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. GWOZWAZ

    It's not a real bid. Freaking idiots CNN...

    July 28, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. cmment

    go 2 hell.

    July 28, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • cmment

      go 2 hell. @ casey.

      July 28, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Ralph in Orange Park, FL

    How much for a Casey Anthony target? It would get me back to the firing range.

    July 28, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • R. Dabney

      Ralph:
      I have extra ammo if you need it! Moron was found not builty because of the system ONLY! We have to respect that but it still does not sit well with me and many others. It this woman makes money off book deals and movie rights, this is a damn sick country and society to promote such actions and you KNOW they will!

      July 28, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • black cat

      I would buy the target.

      July 28, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. GWOZWAZ

    There is also a "Casey Anthony Pet Rock" selling (and getting a bid for) $1,000,100). You should report on that too...

    July 28, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Me

    Capitalism! There we go – we can sell those masks for Halooween. Kids and real ghosts will be scared to death. Casey will not take anyone to court – she is in her cave lurking around for food at night.

    July 28, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Julie

    ALL the guys that think she is so hot (barf!) now can get a mask and be happy!

    July 28, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • TheBlogNinja

      Sounds like ALL the guys you know are tool boxes.

      July 28, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kristal

      make 1 that shows her face smashed in

      July 28, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Toolbox

      Do they make a Casey Anthony Blow Up Doll yet?

      July 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. hope120

    THE WINNER MUST HAVE MORE MONEY THEN BRAINS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 28, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • glass houses

      "....then brains."? I assume you mean "...than brains."

      July 28, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  10. John

    I am so glad she got off. She is really hot

    July 28, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • R. Dabney

      John, You are a NORON! She got off ONLY because of the damn court system! I would lilke YOU or anyone to tell me WHO did it if SHE didn't and you CANNOT!

      July 28, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      R Dabney, I would like to get her off

      July 28, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      R Dabney, I never said she was innocent just glad she got off. Good looking people should't go to jail. Jail is for ugly people.

      July 28, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • R. Dabney

      YOU my friend are a DESPERATE person to want to get her off!!!!!!! Haven't you seen her in bars kissing WOMEN??? Are you blind or again a desperate fool?

      July 28, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ronny Mund

      Two chicks kissing!!!!! YEAH

      July 28, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • hyperboleman

      You'd be talking differently if your ex wife had falsely accused you of child abuse. Be glad that (sometimes) you can't get convicted in this country without conclusive evidence.

      July 28, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • R. Dabney

      Got an e-mail of the world's most "wanted" couple-– O J Simpson and Casey fondling each other–PRICELESS!!!! They belong together on earht and HELL!

      July 28, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • DBM

      R. Dabney, are you taking this guy seriously? He's obviously being sarcastic...

      July 28, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aldo1968

      I think she is hot too...

      July 28, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kristal

      lol really hot -i'm hot 4 a baby killer u ase wipe moron idiot dummy

      July 28, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. SmashMouth

    I'm just glad they made it look ugly like her ole lord of the rings lookin ass

    July 28, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  12. SmashMouth

    somewhat like pinnochio – except when she lies, her ears grow instead of her nose

    July 28, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • R. Dabney

      With those ears, she can pick up radio FREE EUROPE and not need satellite!!!! Wonder if those ears heard the noises made when she killed her child and what that was like? Interesting thought.

      July 28, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sal Governale

      I would love to nibble on those little ears.

      July 28, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Alton

    This woman was found NOT GUILTY. And yet, is THE MOST ridiculed on earth. Two members of her jury have had to leave Orange County and hide out. Anything wrong with this scenario ???

    July 28, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • black cat

      No. gulilty people get off all the time. Those two jurors were running from their conscience. The police found no credible threats just the scorn they deserve. They were lazy and incompetant.

      July 28, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kristal

      ya they went u live with the other 10 idiots

      July 28, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  14. JOE

    I've heard that some parents in the state of Florida are pondering murdering their children with the hope that they too would be acquitted and be given book and movies deals and the opportunity to become instant millionaires. My message to them is...Don't do it. There are more sane and legal ways to become a celebrity and a millionaire in Florida.

    July 28, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  15. jnyc

    Great so what if her attorneys sue for using her image?

    July 28, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
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