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. campingguy

    What is wrong with poeple these days? A precious little girl died tragically, and instead most people choose to focus on the media circus instead.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  2. Netr0

    I don't know about bobby, but I would pay $20 for head, from casey. Giggity giggity

    July 28, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  3. Anon

    Obviously a phony bid. CNN is pretty gulible.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • VegasRage

      They have a link to it on ebay and the seller and buyer both 100% positive feedback, how is it fake?

      July 28, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lone

      Did you notice all the retracted bids Vegas? Almost as many as the ones that were left standing. May not be fake but the likelihood is nearly zero.

      July 28, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • VegasRage

      I guess I don't ebay enough to know these things.

      July 28, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. LuLu

    You a a creep just like her. Gross.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  5. Charles

    You guys are not the brightest bulbs if you think this was a real auction. Even cnn appears to think it's a real bid.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • thinkmuch?

      All you people claiming to say this was a fake auction are stupid, maybe you wouldn't sing the same tone if you knew the person who bought it? Nah, you don't know any millionaires, pathetic, get a life, stop flipping burgers.

      July 28, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
    • IOTecha

      @thinkmuch? you, sir, know millionaires from movies, from tv shows. chances are you don't know one in person (very well). usually, millionaires spend a LOT of time EARNING their money, and as a result, it may shock you to know, they are usually quite frugal with their cash. the only possible exception is people that get their money through inheritance.

      July 28, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Charles

      Sing the same "tone"?

      July 28, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Turtle

    Someone trying to get themselves shot?

    July 28, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Conky2012

      RIght? I love how "tough" people are on the internet, but I know none of you would walk into a lower class area and call a group of people pathetic, or burger flippers. I would laugh at someone stupid enough to attempt to insult an entire class of people.

      July 28, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Chris

    This is not news – this is hurting CNN's credibility.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  8. chris

    even the mask looks like it will kill your child. Hide the body for 30 days. go party and get a tattoo. Lie to the police. Then declare the child missing.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • @DanDieckmann

      You forgot the part where she blamed it on her father, several different ways, after telling him days earlier on closed circuit RECORDED video conference that he was the best possible father and grandfather anyone could have ever had and all he ever did was help and do the right thing..... yup.

      July 28, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. tracie

    that's disgusting!! go ahead idiots – keep helping her so she can become a millionaire. that's right – murder your child & become a celeb millionaire. when are people going to wake up & get find their moral compass. for whoever is stupid enough to buy and wear that mask – i hope they are haunted by caylee's ghost!!! yeah, remember caylee?!?!

    July 28, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  10. Percy

    I'll bet they don't pay, actually it happens frequently on ebay.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      I know....what a bunch of dumbies.

      July 28, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jason D

    Its one thing to bid it, but another to payfor it..its all BS

    July 28, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  12. tracie

    CNN – STOP reporting on Casey!!!! You are only helping her.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • jack johnson

      What about Nancy Graceless? By the way did you see that all the hear say evidence againest Drew Petterson was thrown out (because Prosacution missed an appeals deadline by 2 weeks) Again the prosacution screwed up so he will probably go free also.

      July 28, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  13. JJ

    This only goes to show that despite all the bile coming from Nancy Grace, Jane Velez and the rest of the mushroom-hairdo gaggle, Casey will most likely have plenty of money for a long time to come, and will live a very comfortable life after being found INNOCENT of the charges.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  14. sf

    what's more disgusting is the media...bunch of vultures and judgement....let me hand all these hypocrits reporting this, including the witches on the View a stone, so they can cast their stones since they are all without sin...right?

    July 28, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  15. @DanDieckmann

    I wouldn't be surprised if she bought it herself, with all the money she made/ is making off of selling her story, "How to murder the child you never wanted so you can continue to live like a spoiled teenager and get away with it," to every media source possible....

    The world we live in....

    July 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
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