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. AJ

    I think CNN has been duped. Go look on ebay. Someone is trying to sell the domain name for $275. Also, there's a "Casey Anthony mask pet rock" going for $1.1 million. Hilarious. Just someone trying to drum up interest, as I believe she may be finding out no one really wants to pay her money to hear her talk.

    July 28, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Romeo

    Casey is hot !!!!

    July 28, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Andrew

    Tomorrow we will read the story about how the bidder made a mistake and meant to bid $9.99 and how the mask is back on ebay.

    July 28, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. William Cole

    Strange about Ms. Anthony – she is not a public figure. True there was public info broadcast at the trail. The trial is over. So how much is she gonna sue for!

    July 28, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • mickey1313

      She's a public figure now, and has no right to sue. She is going to be hounded everywhere she goes for life, as she should be.

      July 28, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Julie

      She thinks she is entlitled, anyway. Was she thinks and WHAT SHE REALLY IS are two different things

      July 28, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cory


    July 28, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Truth


    July 28, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kelly

      The true origin of Halloween was not to celebrate Death, but to honor our friends and loved ones that have passed on. It's not celebrating death, but honoring the dead. Big difference.

      July 28, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • U.S.Army-OverLord

      It's funny that your name is truth but you speak more lies than anything else.

      July 28, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jimmy2Time

      And Thou hast not been beggotten when forsaken thou has untold thou last most bretheren sinner, Hah, and thou unto them for those that forsaken a beggotten shalt not thou own fate unto those who forsaken the forsook, HAH! And, HAH, thou shalt not want to own thou forsaken to the last though beggotten, HAH!

      July 28, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • mickey1313

      ignorant christians are funny. Samhane was celabrated 1000's of years befor jebas was born, it has nothing to do with christianity, just like the pagans celabrated beltane the same time as "easter", and yule the same time as christmas, all long before judaism let alone christianity. But ignorant thoests will believe what they want.

      July 28, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robin

      Do your homework dear. Halloween is to honor those who have passed and to celebrate life...

      July 30, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Captain Underpants

    I would use that mask to rob a bank.

    July 28, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mickey

    this stupid thing was never up for bidding on ebay. get your act together CNN and quit acting like Faux News.

    July 28, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ruthy

    some people are sick! like her!

    July 28, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Hello

    HMMM Go ahead Casey and sue them for using your likeness! I would love to have one of those mask that looks like Nancy Grace! That is the real halloween mask!

    July 28, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Becca

    I think that anyone that would buy anything that has to do with Casey Anthony is a NUT CASE just like she is. She is hiding out in OHIO and no one likes it either. She needs to go back to FL and take what she gets like the WOMAN she thinks she is! And that is TRASH.

    July 28, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Julie

      How sad, don't call her a nut case. That suggests that she may have an mental illness, she does not, she is a psychopath, a personality disorder and can not be helped.

      July 28, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  12. RocketSurgeon

    You cal also buy OJ's glove to complete the ensamble

    July 28, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |

    Sick why would anyone want such a thing

    July 28, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Ruthy

    some people are sick! as her!

    July 28, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Sam

    HAHA, check the auction and the guys feedback, he already left feedback, go read it!

    July 28, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
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