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. Elizabeth

    Im glad someone made some money off that murdering nonhuman. Hope he deserves it.

    July 29, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Julie

    The defense is behind "the mask" trying to keep her going so she can be worth something! Then sell her whichever way.
    Hustler went for it! Open wide Casey, you have met your match!

    July 29, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Carol

    Now that money should be given to an organization for children's organzation that look for lost or stolen children because that would be great.

    July 29, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. jackie

    America is sending the wrong message this lady kill her daugher,not only does she kill her but throws her in a nasty swamp.then they are offerinng her money to be nake then a dirty casey mask who the hell is going to wear this junk bettler be careful because alot of people are not happy with that face. thats the way america gives caylee justice.

    July 29, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Hacer

    They could have at least left the mouth open for a pen is

    July 29, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robin

      Ok my bad hacer is the biggest freek here........

      July 30, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. William Allen

    OK CNN lets get it correct! I am the winning bidder of the mask, the seller will not be profiting off a childs death! need proof i have the emails saved to the inbox. slowaltima1@hotmail.com

    July 29, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      Yeah, right. And I'm Mother Teresa.

      July 30, 2011 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Robin

      Ok if that is true you are the sickest freek on the Planet.

      July 30, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • linda

      Don't care if you are the proud owner of the mask or not it just goes to show there are sick people with too much money. Man do something good with your money like see a shrink

      July 30, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. GT

    While I agree that the sale of these masks are tasteless, it's ridiculously hypocritical for people in the news media to criticize anybody for profiting off of Casey Anthony. Just about every major media outlet has been profiting off of this case for quite some time, now.

    July 29, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. sdt

    not working

    July 30, 2011 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  9. sdt

    **** Ebay S*cks

    July 30, 2011 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  10. Truth Dude

    Was the "@pink" tweet intentional? Because that's just creepy.

    July 30, 2011 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  11. Sylvia

    Wow! That is an EXACT image of her!!

    July 30, 2011 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
  12. Appalled

    Hey Jose!!! Have you brought the mask out of the drawer yet for your wife to put on and wear around the house?

    When you went home and told your little girl the day of the verdict that you saved a girls' life...did you also tell her that 'girl' had killed her little girl, and you helped a baby murdered get away with it???

    Everyone on the defense team should let CMA come and be a nanny for awhile...will your children or grandchildren have those haunting bruises under their eyes after a few weeks, like little Caylee? Must of been from all the drugging to make her sleep at night while the party girl went out on the town. Have seen people that have to take medication at night to sleep, and many also have those bruises, from sleeping a 'drugged' sleep, rather than a restful one. Would think that would be X100 for a little child Caylee's size.
    CMA needs to be on probation, like she was sentenced for her fraud convictions. Come on Florida, get control of your legal system, and go and pick the liar up. Let her get away with this too? sheesh...maybe I should move to Florida. Legal system is a joke!

    July 30, 2011 at 3:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Appalled

      sorry...baby murderer.

      July 30, 2011 at 3:06 am | Report abuse |
  13. mike hooper

    That was the bid, but you failed to mention that it was not a legitimate final bid and the item would never in reality sell for that price. Still trying to make a buck off the story yourself ain't you CNN. You've made a few hundred million off the death of this child already, but I guess you'll keep dipping into the well till it runs dry.

    July 30, 2011 at 4:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      How would you know if it was a real bid or not?

      July 30, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Travis

    You gotta love the media being critical of making money of this story....when last I checked nobody, and I mean nobody has made more money of this story then the media who claims to hate it so much.

    July 30, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  15. skarrlette

    Their is seriously a bunch of MENTAL RETARDS (sorry for insulting the handicapped) in this country. I mean their is no shame when it comes to money in this country, no scruples either. Just a bunch of losers running around.

    July 30, 2011 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
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