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. gj2001

    cnn does not have fact checkers... a quick look at ebay shows that there have been bids on the item and the last bid is for $62.00

    July 28, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. HH

    Not a chance

    July 28, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Samuel

    Only in America...

    July 28, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. George K

    whats sad is someone in that family knows the truth and they are all covering up for eachother. That little girl deserved better , like a family that actually loved her.

    July 28, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Camille Toh

      Well George,

      Whats done is done why waste your life away in jail, especially when your as hot as she is. It would be a shame to waste a sweet ass like that. Tell me you would turn yourself in and confess

      July 28, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Wendola

    As long as she doesn't get the money then more power to you!

    July 28, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Just Thinking

    I agree. Not a chance.

    July 28, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Bayousara

    I think enough masks should be provided for each member of the Florida jury who put this woman back on the streets. Force them to wear the masks in public and let's see what happens.

    July 28, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chony M

    Yeah right. CNN, great investigative reporting.
    Anybody who's been on eBay knows its a farce.

    July 28, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Gregiorp

    Wht does this exist?

    July 28, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. so hot right now

    she is so hot, could use that mask in some fantasy role play 🙂

    July 28, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Sal Governale

    What size cup do you think she has? I am guessing a large C

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

    With bids like this the national debt is a drop in the bucket.

    July 28, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jennifer Bucker

    Will copies of this be made for Halloween this year? I wouldn't doubt it.

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

    As the country nears a default...a mask sells for 1million. What the....
    Maybe the gov. should just make a couple masks and sells them.

    July 28, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. MB

    I love how HLN believes this is so tasteless. How is it not tasteless that HLN is profiting off of HLN becoming the Casey Anthony channel?

    July 28, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Camille Toh

      YES! thats how I feel. Nancy Grace and others like her only prey on peaoples missfortunes.

      July 28, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • MB

      ..and then criticize others who are doing the same exact thing. Hypocrites!

      July 28, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
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