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. RCS

    It is a really good rendering, though. The artist really captured the depth of her eyes.

    July 28, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Charles

    Nancy Grace is the mystery buyer! 🙂

    July 28, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • some girl

      That really would explain it!

      July 28, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Robin Bray

    False bid: plain and simple PR stunt.

    July 28, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. anon

    What a line of baloney. It does';t even look like her and I wouldn't part with 1M on the Black Blight of society.

    July 28, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Ancient Curse

    So we're all pretty much in agreement then? Nice. First time this has ever happened on CNN. Brings a tear to my eye... unification is so very sweet.

    July 28, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • GWOZWAZ

      I agree!!! Anyone want to sing together in unity?

      July 28, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. GWOZWAZ

    Take this story down, CNN. It's a false bid and everyone knows it.

    July 28, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • USArmyOverLord

      Yeah it's as fake as a 3 dollar bill. 😉 I'm not buying it, Maybe casey will buy one for herself though. 😉

      July 28, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Reemo

    If someone's willing to dish out a million bucks for a Casey mask, can you imagine how much people are willing to pay for an interview?

    July 28, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jillybean

    WOw pathetic.

    July 28, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. SKennedy

    The Twitter feed, "Such a purrrfect day, just me and my girl", makes it even more creepy...

    July 28, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Sarah

    Maybe Casey bought it so she could wear it around and everyone would think it was a joke.

    July 28, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • USArmyOverLord

      It would be a clever disguise.

      July 28, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Tim

    Maybe not a fake situatuon, but if not, let's see if this purchase is actually paid for.

    July 28, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. MakinMoney

    Ah..capitalism! You just have to love it! Everyone who complains about this is just mad because they didn't think of it or have the kauna's to do it first. Good for whoever made the coin on this. Regardless of the verdict was. Enjoy making your deposit at the bank!

    July 28, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • cfly

      right on! wish I had said that.

      July 28, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  13. NoTags

    Someone could have ppurchased a monkey mask which looks about the same a hell of a lot cheaper.

    July 28, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  14. rubber chicken

    Oh my great heavens! Are you suggesting this author's assistant created a troll e-bay bid account just to have his story published on CNN.com? INCNCIEVABLE!

    July 28, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  15. jason

    Damn, all I can say is I wish that I had taken up the art of latex. Cha-ching!

    July 28, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
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