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. foin sapp

    Put casey anthony mask on eBay. Have friends bid it up to $999,900. Get your 15 minutes of fame. Nobody actually pays for mask.

    July 28, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. DDSilks

    This is a hoax. I just explored eBay and there is no such thing. They do have latex masks, but they are asking like $4.99 for them! What I do see for a million dollars is rights to domain names. They are asking but no one is buying!
    I was glad to see that there are only a few LOW LOW bids on a few items, like 99 cents or so, on all the junk that's out there. No one should make money on this situation! Especially Ms. Casey Anthony!

    July 28, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. LMNGUY

    its beyond sick that this woman is free, and proves that our justice system is pure crap.

    July 28, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • brad caylor

      This B.S. Read something that will put a smile on your face. THE ADVENTURES OF DUC on amazon/kindle.

      July 28, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peacefulguy

      As in Daffy?

      July 28, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dino

      I agree, the justice system is pure crap.

      July 28, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stan

      Actually, it proves our system works and that you can't just be hung by a mob of Nancy Grace viewers. Nancy Grace was also a huge advocate for the Duke lacrosse fraudulent accuser. She was so sure the Duke players were spoiled white privileged rapists, but nope she was wrong. Very few people critically think, most people just absorb the opinions they hear on TV.

      July 28, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. JJ

    This is insulting to Caylee's memory. Classless and very tacky.

    July 28, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Worried

    I don't believe a word of it. More of a scam to keep it's name in the media. On the other hand, if it is true, prophunter has a huge tax bill coming up.

    July 28, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Madtown

    The Good 'Ol USA, land of the pathetic...

    July 28, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. elfster

    It is a prank. Either the autioneer did it as a way of self promoting his art. Or the bidder is a hoax and will NEVER pay up. The mask will NEVER be worth any money; it'll be watered down with mass produced Chineese copeis this Halloween selling for $9.95

    July 28, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • arthurrrrr

      you may be right.

      July 28, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • AndyTheGameInventor

      You know what, I think you hit the nail on the head. Very possible.

      Someone planning to sell Casey Anthony Hallowe'en masks bids on their own fake "auction" to get free publicity. There is no reason at all for anyone to pay this much for a non-historical item.

      July 28, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Maureen

    Why anyone in this world would spend one red cent for anything more having to do with this girl or her family is beyond me.

    July 28, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • PJ

      Maureen, I could not agree with you more. If the media would stop sensationlizing her, maybe she'll rot somewhere alone.

      July 28, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Bigred

    Oh, heay look. It's a mask of almost any soccer Mom. They all look alike.

    July 28, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amy

      correction...she's not a "mom" she killed her kid.

      July 28, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. FU

    These would cast well in plaster for targets at the range...

    July 28, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  11. LindaMae

    If my kids were to wear this mask for Halloween- I am sure they wouldn't make it home without some cuts and bruises or even worse. Bad Bad idea.. it makes me sick just to look at her.

    July 28, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Dave from GA

    Who wants to buy the Casey mask?

    July 28, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. CandyM

    I find it very sad that someone has a million dollars to spend on this crap. Think of all the abused children a million dollars could help! I guess just because you are an millionaire doesn't mean you have to be an intelligent or a caring human being!

    July 28, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stan

      This is the most retarded argument ever. Seriously, why don't you give away all your money to charity? You are rich compared to starving children in africa, so why don't you live in poverty and send your money there. Just because someone was smarter than you and made more money doesn't mean they have to spend it altruistically. You just want to put all responsibility for everything on people that earned more money than you. Keep sitting on the couch eating bon bons expecting everyone else to fix the problems you see.

      July 28, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  14. primaris

    I'd still bend her over and bang her hard!!!

    July 28, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Old Dude in Virginia

    What an absolute waste of 1 Mil. As Ebayers know, selling it is one thing, but collecting for it is another story. And whatever Numbskull claims to have bought it should have his head examined, his Paypal account suspended, and his ATM card reviked...

    July 28, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
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