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. A God Fearing Muslim Woman

    CNN got trolled.

    July 28, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Earl

    Doesn't anyone know how to investigate a sale on eBay? If you look at the buyer's feedback to the seller, you will see that the bidder just ran up the price so the seller couldn't sell it - and since sellers can't leave negative feedback, this probably works.

    July 28, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Met Ghe

    I saw this on Yahoo and I irgored it. I saw it on CNN and I read it. I did not know that CNN is this bad!

    July 28, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. daniele

    That mask literally gives me the chills!

    July 28, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • xizzi

      it sure does, she looks dead!

      July 28, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  5. daniele

    LOL

    July 28, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. KRISTINA

    YEP! THIS COUNTRY "IS" GOING TO HELL IN A HAND BASKET!!!

    July 28, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. kat

    hope they donate the money to Missing children org ..

    July 28, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  8. wooki

    Might be worth one mill if it kept the jehovahs off my porch...

    July 28, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. blowhard

    Dont look into it and say its name 3 times or it spits chloroform in ur face and u die...

    July 28, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Dc-Joe

    Good luck trying to collect cash from buyer!!

    July 28, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. jackbnimble

    I hope it opens up so the sick perv who bought it can mouth bang it everyday..

    July 28, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Tiffany

    Who in the hell would buy this mask? And who in the hell would pay $1million for it!?

    July 28, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Marion

    Some people have more money than brains.

    July 28, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  14. jim

    well if the person wearing the mask gets harmed, it is their own stupid fault for going out in public. need I say anything more?

    July 28, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jenny

    the "buyer" posted negative feedback on the sellers site. i don't think they really bought it.

    July 28, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
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