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. Carol

    Someone asked who would pay 25,000 for this mask, well I can tell you it isn't anyone concerned about receiving their SS check next week! Why anyone would even think of the darling Caylee when they look at this latex mask is beyond me.

    July 28, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Wuhira

    She looks like Nosferatu.

    July 28, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Robert

    No one is paying a million $$ for that. A Chinese factory can produce replicas of that mask for pennies. It is not as if this individual mask was used for anything. The eBay buyer is a fraud or will not pay.

    July 28, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Josh

    this was a fake purchase by a bidder with 100% bid history with the seller who left feedback saying you should be ashamed of yourself.....and this made CNN f ing news

    July 28, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      Also, if you review the bid history (eBay item # 260823841484) you will see the the bid jumped from $40k to $700k, with nothing in between. And CNN did not see through this farce?

      July 28, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. george

    definetely the most terrifying face around. I would never let this woman anywhere near me. I hope she rots in hell for what she did.

    July 28, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Playjojo

    I just made a grilled cheese and her image appeared on it, I swear! What do you think I could get for it?

    July 28, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      What type of bread and cheese? I will pay you $50k for it as long as it is not made of white bread and American cheese. I prefer rye bread and gouda cheese. I may be willing to up the price for rye and gouda cheese.

      July 28, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • SouthenMs

      Wrap it in duck tape, put it in a garbage bag, ride it around in your trunk for a week, then take it out and throw it on the side of the road!

      July 28, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. george

    ?????? what in the hell are you talking about. bj conversation is not appropriate for this site

    July 28, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. 867192

    I hope this was fake..glorifying the death of a child is sickening! The fact that 2-4 Adults responsible, are walking free, what are we coming to as a society ?

    July 28, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Dave

    Whoever authored that article for CNN is an idiot and a fool. This sort of thing happens all the time ... somebody creates a fake ID and bids up a famous or scandalous item just for the notoriety of it, but they always default. No way this will ever be a real transaction, and it certainly wasn't worth writing an article about. Did CNN fire their editorial staff??

    July 28, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Julie

    To all the guys who think she is so hot: get a mask and DO YOUR THING WITH IT!

    July 28, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Dante

    It is so unbelievably inept, ignorant, and sad that TV and the public is making this person, who in the eyes of many is still not off the hook for murdering her child, so famous as to know start making millions of $. What a Wrold we live in these days...It is truly devastating, more so than this woman profiting from the alleged murder of her own child.
    Then we wonder why the world is the way it is. I think we all need to reboot our sick minds in hopes for our world to be a better one.

    July 28, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  12. muffdiver

    Wash yo mouth – I'd do her!!!!!

    July 28, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  13. My Name is... Not Mike

    Midwin Charles is hot!

    July 28, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Nancy

    The bidder has no intention of paying for the mask. He left feedback for the seller saying, "You should be ashamed of yourself for trying to profit off a childs death!!!" Of couse the bidder should not have bid, and he should be kicked off of eBay.

    July 28, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Dyin Dunn

    If you wear this make during a horrendous crime, you'll get away scott free! Maybe it is worth a million bucks.

    July 28, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
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