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. Paul http://www.youtube.com/ny007ny

    I'm glad the economy is so good that people have a million dollars to buy a mask.

    July 28, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. DC-JD

    Dear CNN,

    PLEASE take this story, and this god-forsaken picture, off your web site NOW! This woman does not deserve another shred of publicity (good or bad) and, furthermore, that mask is scaring the crap out of my pets!

    Please stick to items which are actually NEWS!!!!


    -Disgruntled Reader

    July 28, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Carmelo Anthony

    Yeah, no way this was a real sale. Whoever "bought" it will renege on the deal. Promise. It's a stupid thing to report.

    July 28, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • tuffyturf

      I agree, obviously this is not a real deal, considering someone can go to any Hollywood prop producer and have one these latex masks made for about $5,000.

      July 28, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Kevin

    That's a lot of seller fee to pay at front! LOL.

    July 28, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • debbie

      hahahah.....that was hillarious! i was thinken same thing on ebay & paypals cut on that deal! lol

      July 28, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • tuffyturf

      The ebay fee cap is $50.. so it only cost $50....

      July 28, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. mrmann

    Great mask
    The last thing Caylee seen before she died

    July 28, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • brandon

      you don't know that.

      July 28, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  6. hingedlwnb

    whoa... skull farg fantasy overload

    July 28, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Beckie

    You might be caught dead in that mask! Get it? I wouldn't be caught dead in it. Anyone seen wearing that mask may end up dead. Why would you want to shell out that kind of dough for that? Disgraceful, distasteful, weird! Dumb!

    July 28, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. TugDriver

    If this sale is real, I wonder where is the money going? Who's pocket?...

    July 28, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Brandy

    Why would any1 support are buy anything that would have supportd a babykiller she needs help and caylee needs justice

    July 28, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. B-man

    I'm with most of the others on this – not a chance! Likely Casey Anthony herself just trying to keep herself in the news.

    July 28, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  11. NoTags

    Ignorance is amazing. It must have been purchased by a tea party patriot.

    July 28, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sue

      You must be a libtard.

      July 28, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobbyganoosh

      You are both buffoons.

      July 28, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Anne

    Wonder who thought of making that ugly mask!!?? The next thing we'll see is one of Jose Baez! UGH! What a country!

    July 28, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Goldie

    I feel this is such a sad story to report on. Why do other people find joy out making light of a serious matter like the death of a small child. I feel sympathy for Casey Anthony with the way our society is labeling her. Guilty or not, let God decide this. I truly believe all people will one day be held accountable for their actions to our Creator. We are not judge. And shame on us for making a mockery of such a serious and sad event.

    July 28, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobbyganoosh

      How can you have sympathy for a child murderer? Do you have sympathy for pedophiles too? Rapists? Who cares if some make believe god is going to "judge" them some day. Doesn't change what happened.

      July 28, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Cindy Bollinger

    Do not care what it sold for as long as Casey Anthony or anyone associated with her (attorney's or jury members included) does not profit from the sale!

    July 28, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  15. NipponReptilian

    How much is this Cathy Anthony REPTILIAN mask? I love her slits in her eyes. I want to wear the Cathy REPTILIAN mask for the next Holloween to scare people around my neighbour hood.

    July 28, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
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