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. cdm

    Don't count on it.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. scchamil

    I know it says she wasn't the seller, but with money like that you have to wonder if it was some networks clever way to pay her for a media appearance....

    July 28, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • floridachristine

      I heard the this was a hoax and the bids were made from an unknown and untraceable source. This is a definite scam. Anything that has to do with that girl is a lie.

      July 28, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • D

      Networks just pay crazy fees to use photos, that is how they get away with "not" paying for interviews

      July 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laura

      It's a hoax. If you check the eBay bidders, the earliest ( up to $30,000) all retracted their bids, and the final bidder already left feedback decrying the seller for trying to make money off of a child's death.

      July 29, 2011 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. I'm just saying

    How can the attorney refer to this venture as "capitalism at its finest"? It is a really careless, dumb comment.. .. call it what it is .. capitalism at is ugliest.. that someone somewhere in America will stoop to any level to try to make money ... What's next? Selling masks of the 18 Arabs who committed 9/11, or serial murderers Ted Bundy or Jeffrey Dalmer, Giving low lives like this witch continuous notoriety is exactly the kind of attention that many of these psychos crave.. we encourage other heinous behavior when if we do this... it is truly capitalism at is ugliest

    July 28, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anthony

      Speaking of dumb comments, it is spelled WHICH, not witch.

      July 28, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • I'm just saying

      no clown it is spelled "witch" .. it is a reference to Casey... duh.. hello?

      July 28, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ron brooks

    Be careful Casey is watching and will probably take the seller to court to get some of the profits. Strange thing is she will probably win that case too.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tuan Nguyen

      If she takes the seller to court, her other trial and anything that related to her should be left out of the courtroom. She should win and that SHOULD be the right call. Regardles who she, you or anybody for that matter, is, no one can use her to make money. The the court/trail, other cases SHOULD not be used for this case. That is the law and that is the correct way and everyone should not only respect but understand that.

      July 28, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Roxanne

    The sold price is insane. As if there won't be a gazillion masks ready in time for Halloween lol

    July 28, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mark

    Really bizarre to me to pay that much. However, I bet she's going to be the top Halloween seller this fall. For around $7.99.
    Baby killer.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • CW

      She would totally scare kids and parents on the street!

      July 28, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Really

    You REALLY want us to believe that the mask sold for 1 Million. Sure maybe someone bid it, but honestly, please do not insult our intelligence!!!!

    July 28, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dan Bednarik

    What a fool - I have 10 of these masks and would sell them for $100 each.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jeepers

    Her lawyers will probably sue for profiting off her image without permission. Way to go Ebay moron. You probably just put money in her and her lawyers' pockets.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. RickyGuns

    It must have been a tea partier who bought the mask. They are the only ones with that kind of pocket change to spend in an economy that is only days from falling into default.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ryan

      HA HA HA! Funny.....considering it's the president who tripled the nation's debt. But go ahead and keep blaming it on the conservatives. I guess it's still George W's fault, right? Unbelievable...

      July 28, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. AndyTheGameInventor

    Almost without exception, the multi-million bids on eBay for unusual items are fake. Someone creates a throw-away account and has some fun trying to get in the news. This is not news. Remember the auction for the "General Lee" on eBay that "sold" for $10,000,000 – nope – fake bids.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Raymo

    Clever way of paying this sicko for her story.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Dennis

    Dumb ace futha mucker..

    July 28, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Casey

    This is just sad. The creation and selling of this mask just further glorifies this horrific event. Do people not remember she became a household name due to the horriffic murder of her child?

    July 28, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jomm

      That is how it goes. It is all about money nowadays. We accept papers like tabloids that make money off of lying on people; and now it has evolved into this. We help created this nonsense.

      July 28, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jomm

    People better get thier feelings in check when it come to "acting out" about this case. We do not have to like the verdict but you better not bother anyone over because you will find yourselves in the hands of law andfighting for your own freedom while Casey is running free and you locked up.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
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