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. Chris HOnry

    I'd bet that much the person won't pay for it!

    July 28, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. CB002

    Ugly! Looks just like Casey!

    July 28, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Alyssa

    Just wait until Halloween roles around and Casey masks run for $10 at the costume shops. The Ebay buyer will feel pretty stupid for shelling out that much money on his mask. The mask looks like an angry monkey BTW.

    July 28, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • JC-VA

      You mean, "The mask looks like casey" Right..?

      July 28, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ZanderTheGr8


    July 28, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Disgusted

    It is another senseless act- why didn't the buyer use their million $$ to feed or help struggling infants and toddlers in this country? Or use this $$ to invest in some sort of program that would help young parents learn what is proper nutrition , the importance of education and ethical behavior to their fellow man instead of perpetuating this obvious lack of education and values personified by Casey Anthony and this buyer.

    July 28, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reality Check

      You cannot force anybody to be charitable. Sure it is a frivolous and messed up purchase, but that was the buyer's (if real) money, not yours, to spend as they pleased. Just because charity is good does not mean that spending on oneself is evil.

      July 28, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  6. StarHunter7

    You can look into any orifice on her body and see out the other end.

    July 28, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Sabrina

    Only an IDIOT would even think about buying a mask of this woman on ebay.......and the seller....he knows there are alot of IDIOTS out there, so he knew he could make some money off this.......

    July 28, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Anna

    Well if we aren't the most bizarre, corrupt society on the globe. People are dying of starvation and thirst in Somalia. This country is owned by China and about to go belly up with another debt ceiling hike, and some wing nut pays out a million dollars for Casey Anthony's mask? Want to bet she gets some royalties for having her image used? Are we not saturated enough with this pathetic excuse for a mother that we need to keep her image before us with masks and gods know what else some greedy entrepreneur can envision?

    July 28, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • USArmyOverLord

      Anna this is more than likely a stunt. Now about Somalia... I could care less. We tried to help them in 93 and look where it got us. The way I see it... less prirates to deal with. 😉 I can think of a million ways to spend a million dollars without wasting two cents on that country.

      July 28, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. billy

    Does anyone believe the bidder will actually pay that amount or even has $1 million? It's a total joke bid.

    July 28, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. trainwreck

    blah blah blah...this just means that at least 2 people have placed fake bids for a mask...non news. i think the media storm will have died out by halloween so even then it wont even be $10 for a mask

    July 28, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  11. smokin11


    July 28, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • USArmyOverLord

      Not much... plus the killer would not get off like she did.

      July 28, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Byron

    For Pete's sake. Someone's just goofing around with a fake EBay ID. Noone's really going to pay this much for the mask.

    July 28, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  13. tv

    Stupid reporter, the winner has no intention of actually paying. Any idiot could see that.

    July 28, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  14. it's offical...

    our world is sick.

    July 28, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  15. USArmyOverLord

    I thought it was a joke at first. (I'm still not sure it isn't) Maybe casey bought it herself 😉 it would be a clever disguise. 😉

    July 28, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
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