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. elizabeth

    Americans are just "sick" no wonder they are disliked throughout the world.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jomm

      Well, Europe is worse. They are in trouble for hacking people's phones.

      July 28, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. zeus

    i love it when the seller say "remember poor caylee". sure, like they are going to remember caylee when they are buying their new sports car, having a vacation in the tropics, throwing a huge coke party for their friends, and whatever else they are going to do with the money....

    July 28, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. B2tall

    Why is this even a story?? Anybody with an ebay account can put whatever bid they want to on the mask. Doesn't mean they're gonna collect it.

    I BID $2 MILLION!!!

    There, CNN......now change your headline to reflect my new "bid".

    July 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • K

      But that's not quite how eBay works. You can bid $2M, but unless the current highest bidder is anywhere near that, it's only going to go up by the next increment. You bid as much as you're willing to pay, but you generally don't end up paying the maximum.

      Point still taken, however.

      July 28, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. D

    This story is fishy, considering this whole obsession with Casey Anthony will fizzle out in a few months, I find it hard to believe someone is actually shelling out that much money.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jomm

      Why? I am not surprise.

      July 28, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. floridachristine

    ITS A SCAM. Most likely from casey's entourage. The bidding is shady and questionable.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. lortt2

    How absolutely disgusting! Not even newsworthy! & the buyer should be ashamed of themself.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Frank

    Please tell me this is just a typo – considering the world's needs, what a incredible misuse of a person's wealth...

    July 28, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Justin Observation

    Brilliant! I wish I'd have thought of that. Way to go prophunter.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Bigdawg

    It's a HOAX, folks! Stop getting your panties in such a considerable wad!!

    July 28, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ART

    We need to send seal team 6 after her where ever she is. The world would be a better place without her.

    July 28, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Eli

    My guess is that by this or next October, anyone can get one of these masks for $35 at a high-end costume shop. I'm wondering if the sale will fall through, if they verified the credit-worthiness of the buyer.

    July 28, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  12. kbcoop

    good luck collecting that. its a bogus bid, duh. Did CNN really fall for this? FAIL!!

    July 28, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  13. evilguy7

    she should make halloween costumes,, I would buy one !

    July 28, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Roscoe Chait

    I don't believe for one second that somebody paid $1 million for that cr*ppy mask. This is a lie.

    July 28, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jennifer Ford

    Wow, that's ugly!

    July 28, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
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