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. James C Hartford

    Most people do not realize that a winning bid on ebay is not a legally binding contract, though ebay will tell you it is. It's not binding because the items owner who created the listing has the option to remove the item from sale and end the auction before it has ended. Therefore you do not have contract formation as neither party is bound by anything. So bogus bidding happens all the time. Ebay will eventually suspend bogus bidders if they do it enough.

    July 28, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. FR

    I can go on eBay right now and bid $1,000, 000 on anything, doesn't mean I'm going to pay it. This very same thing happened with Eminem's childhood home. What a waste of everyone's time.

    July 28, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. jeanne

    and satins' horns will break thru the head....and the mask will melt in hell....hope he takes the baby killer to burn also....

    July 28, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • loriey

      Notice how the ears seem to almost come to a point...Devil Ears.....
      It looks quite similar to her, but she's far more uglier & get uglier as more time passes
      for the ugly thing did & the ugly thing she says.
      I pray that this all catches up with her...rot in Hell Casey.

      July 28, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • RichG

      I think you mean Satan. Learn how to spell stupid!

      July 28, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Someone

    If this did fetch a million, I'm certain we'll see another lawsuit, this time Casey will be suing the person who made the mask for not obtaining permission to use her likeness. I hope she wins that battle.

    July 28, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. God!

    Did the author just get out of college? Or is he/she still in high school. This is something that should on that stupid wonderwall site.

    July 28, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Rj440

    One question.... Why?

    July 28, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Shill BIdder

    RIGHT, like that bidder is actually going to come up with a million bucks for that thing. Give me a break.

    July 28, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe Johanasbert

      Exactly, they won't pay for it. Why is this news?

      July 28, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. LBW

    That would freak me out if I opened my door to that on Halloween. It is a true monster mask.

    July 28, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. marcia

    this is disgusting. what a jerk. hope he gives the money to charity!

    July 28, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • MFH

      Why give the money to charity? He didn't kill her. I hope he buys a Corvette and hot, young blonde.

      July 28, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  10. isadore

    Our family has no furnace and no money to get one... and this guy drops a mil on a creepy prop. Damn, life aint fair.

    July 28, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • PC

      But you have a computer, and the time to sit around an post comments and replies instead of working. Quit complaining and get up off your butt and do something productive.

      July 28, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  11. BioHzrd

    My god that thing is creepy!

    July 28, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  12. YT

    $1m? Pathetic

    July 28, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. GT66

    Almost as ghoulish as the real thing.

    July 28, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  14. PC

    LOL...that is GREAT. My bet is that the Ebay 'winner' just put that bid out there as a goof. Well, the goof is on him.

    July 28, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. ANGEL

    What an A**hole!!!

    July 28, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
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