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. RickyGuns

    The money is probably going to Casey Anthony through the anonymity of ebay. She probably modeled for the mask. The buyer is probably someone who will will come out of the woodwork later and write a book or do a movie and make it look like they didn't get paid for it.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. doc

    And eBay made a cool $90,000 off that... if the mask actually gets paid for... which I SERIOUSLY doubt.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sally

    There are so many other "USEFULL" things to purchase with 25K.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      My thoughts exactly! They could probably get one made that's a little more true to her likeness for a small fraction of the price. RIDICULOUS!

      July 28, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Blabla

    It sickens me that she got away with killing her baby and now she is famous and going to make money from it. It just shows how sad our society truly is, and how unjust our justice system has become. Here is to hoping there is a God, so that there is a hell that she will burn in for eternity.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • rafael

      Give it up, let it go. You have one life, try to enjoy it and stop focusing so much on someone else. It's eating you up.

      July 28, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. D

    I thought it was the real head. I was happy for a moment.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. News Tipper

    Leonard Padilla did a two hour Casey Anthony tell ALL via internet radio show Center Stage Friday night. He spilled his GUTS. They say REVENGE is a meal best served COLD...well he delivered. He may never recoup the bail money but he did get even...This is a must hear pocast, take a listen.

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/centerstage/2011/07/23/leonard-padilla–talks-about-the-casey-anthony-case

    July 28, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. barry

    too bad a baby had to die to get this degenerate some attention and money..... Igive up got to find a job and get on. Sorry Caylee

    July 28, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • kite005

      Just how is she getting money from her daughters death? I've heard people mention money over and over but haven't read a thing where that's actually the case.

      July 28, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. why

    Why would anyone pay $1M for a mask they could create for $10 using paper mache?

    July 28, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Why no ?

    I want a Bin Laden death mask with the oozing bullet hole and autographed by seal team six...

    July 28, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Sal

    Another reason why we should be taxing the rich even more, because they have more money than they know what to do with!

    July 28, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Charles

    The auction and final bids were fake. Right now the maker is laughing because they didn't believe that someone like CNN would be gullible enough to pick up the story and get them free advertising to actually sell the masks for realistically high prices (not $1,000,000, but maybe $1000). I love how CNN reports that it "fetched" that money as if it was a legitimate done deal.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Harman

    only in America, on one hand we have hard working families struggling to make ends meet with 2 jobs and on the other there are people who can afford to just throw away millions on the most ridicules things. what the f$%$ are you going to do with this you ...

    July 28, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Tracy

    Um , she is a real beauty . alot of people think her combo of skin color, "attractiveness", youth and middle class upbringing saved her from a conviction. very rare for someone on trial for murder to have all 4 of those qualities. too much for the jury to handle i suppose

    July 28, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Bumpkin

    Good luck collecting that $1million...

    July 28, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Scott Grifter

    There's no way the bidder is going to pay the auction. It was probably just some kids starting a bidding war. All that's going to happen is the buyer will get negative feedback and the seller will relist the mask. It'll probably sell for $50 or $60.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wuhira

      Yes, I saw that yesterday, there were many bid retractions. Let's see if they really pay up. Many bidders did not have a significant number of ebay transactions to make them appear credible.

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