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. MotoJB

    ???? Who would bid that high for that stupid thing???

    July 28, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • WVU

      Some one with no brains.....................what we have come to ugggggggggggggggggggggg

      July 28, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Roger Blatto

      Who would bid that high? A 12 year old kid who sneaked onto his parents Ebay account and bid this thing up. My guess is that the bidding account will not pay and the bidder will receive a "failed to pay" strike on their account. In the meantime the seller gets noteriety over a halloween mask that probably cost $500 to constuct.

      July 28, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Louis

    I will bet $1,000,001 that they don't pay that amount...

    July 28, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ted

      I bet the trillions of $$ for the debt ceiling this story proves false

      July 28, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Maria

    but the person that has this kind of cash to throw away on something like this can't afford to pay more taxes-right?

    July 28, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Dennis

      OMG! EXACTLY! well put.

      July 28, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • B

      They earned the money; Who are you to tell them what they should spend it on? I'd rather spend my money on novelties then put it in the pocket of the stupid morons (DEM and Rep.) that we call "Politicians."

      July 28, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Seth69n

    What the hell is up with those Vulcan ears?

    July 28, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. WVU

    AGREE

    July 28, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Mary

    As vain as Casey is, it must be eating her up seeing this heinous looking mask.....LMFAO!!!!

    July 28, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Jomm

    LIke it or not, she was found NOT GUILTY (and please spare me the "not guilty" is not the same as "being innocent" . it does not matter. she gets the same rights as someone who is viewed as innocent). DO not get me wrong, I think she did it or she knows who did it if she hired someone to do the job. Bottom line, Casey can sale, talk, etc and it is nothng no one can do. And yes, if you call her a Murderer, do you know she can sue you and can highly win? She was not found guilty and calling her a murderer is now considered to be "slander" if you call her a murderer. Like it or not, that is how it is now.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mary

      Dude, we realize everything you're saying...it doesn't mean we can't gripe about it!!!! The majority of us want her living in squalor...which is the least that she deserves.

      July 28, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jean

      She is a murderer..............so bring it on sister

      July 28, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  8. cleareye1

    What dumb story. Try reporting on actual happenings, like when someone actually pays for one of these abominations.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mary

      You're reading it too aren't you?

      July 28, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Wuhira

    I must admit I looked at the auction yesterday and found his full description entertaining. I think he offered free shipping.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. kite005

    Looks kind of like her but someone made the mask look especially creepy. Most guys probably think she's rather pretty.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Boto

    I thought they looked like a death mask.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Jessica

    Must, make, C.A., mask, to make millions..........

    July 28, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. ACE

    This is why you Americans are in financial Trouble. Really?? Someone Spent one million dollars for a Mask of a Baby Killer. Honestly think about it……. This is a sad world we live in.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mary

      read what your are typing....understand it fully.....ONE person buys this mask for an absurd amount of money so that means ALL Americans do this????? Boy, I think you're missing a chromosome (i.e.retarded).

      July 28, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • cleareye1

      No one will actually pay for a mask unless it's at the 99c Store. No one would pay a million for the real thing stuffed on a wall!

      July 28, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • ACE

      I guess you do not get the point I was making...Your country is about to go backrupt and someone bid a million dollars for a mask of a mother that did something with her child that no longer lives. you are right not all americans but 14 trillion in debt..... I am guessing a few spending some cash they dont have. I understand your anger and name calling but rember the greed and waste has ruined the number one nation in the world. I hope your country can recover with out to much hardship

      July 29, 2011 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
  14. Cadecker

    great for halloween lol

    July 28, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. cleareye1

    Journalist Ali Elkin has been disqualified by Idiots Anonymous. Not smart enough.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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