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. IxNay

    ridiculous

    July 28, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. donna

    if who ever has this mask and comes to my house,they get duck tape,trash bags and a punch in the face,so be carefull

    July 28, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joe Bolten

    CNN can't be this stupid. The seller and "bidders" are all in cahoots. No money will change hands on Ebay. But yes, a million dollars in publicity was generated! Come Halloween there will be truck loads of these masks for sale!

    July 28, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Brian Macker

    I'll believe it when it's actually paid for. In the meantime I'll assume it's a fake bid.

    July 28, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • V

      TRUE…the buyer didn’t pay for it…look for yourself on eBays closed auction and feedback

      July 29, 2011 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Doe

      If the person wants to spend that kind of money put it to better use by helping out a person who needs the money to support his family. A family member is a single father who works HARD to support his son. He owns his own home, makes immense sacrifices sending his son to a private school, paying his taxes, trying to save money to send him to college, paying for their private health insurance and receives no help from the government. Teaching his son the true value of a dollar and standing on his two feet, responsibilty for himself and his actions. Peoples values have taken a huge decline not for the good!

      July 29, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  5. flower12

    If someone has enough $ to pay $1,000,000.00 for this mask, then they could easily pay maybe a grand to get a company, or artist, to make them the exact same mask. Paying a mil for this mask is just ridiculous when you could easily find someone to make you one at a fraction of that cost. Who would be stupid enough to pay this? I think it is a fake bid.

    July 29, 2011 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  6. labra94

    LMAO..I would have taken door number 3...What kindda RETARD buys a mask for that amount of money? Ebay will make a killing on this sale as will uncle sam. So sad... RIP Caylee

    July 29, 2011 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Doug

      Fake bidding. No one is actually going to pay up.

      July 29, 2011 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  7. val

    CNN and every news tv, paper, has made tons of money off Casey and her daughter. Some spoiled rich kid probably thinks its funny.

    July 29, 2011 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  8. Dave

    I am having trouble masterbating to this.

    July 29, 2011 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      I'm not.

      July 29, 2011 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
  9. Laurel

    BTWs: cost for a public university for four years is close to $25,000 PER YEAR, or $100,000 TOTAL

    July 29, 2011 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
  10. ambia

    W#ell,i will pay only 01.cent. and i dont like to mok everybody, as for casey she should lay low and repent,wait hell is comming your way like your daughter's faiths is comming.

    July 29, 2011 at 6:01 am | Report abuse |
  11. Doug

    Silly people, the winning bidder isn't going to pay. There's no law requiring the bidder to pay. Some people intentionally drove up the price of the item for yucks.

    July 29, 2011 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |
  12. Jena

    Looking at the feedback left for the seller, I'm guessing the winning bidder has no intention of paying, which of course is a violation of eBay's rules.

    July 29, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  13. db

    It would be interesint to see the winner make them into urnal cake fixtures for everyone to pee on.

    July 29, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Reality

      That is a Great Idea!

      July 29, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  14. Caryl Donald

    Anyone that pays that much for a mask must be insane. They could have one made for much less. lol

    July 29, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  15. veronica

    The person who made the mask, the person who sold the mask, and the person who bought the mask as well as anyone offering any type of money to the sale of this trash mask are all just as guilty in contributing to the death of little caylle as casey anthony herself...what sad, sorry people ...

    July 29, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
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