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. charmedaz

    how stupid, you know spencers (who actually owns the halloween spirit store as well) is going to have these (similar) for probably under 50.00....also...would be interesting to see if the guy actually gets paid or if there was even a bidder that was NOT the poster..lol...ebay is easy to fake bid up, and not uncommon just for publicity/stunts

    July 28, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Whatsup?

    This mask should be smiling. After all, she got away with murder.

    July 28, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. John Steel

    No one is paying a million dollars for the mask. People bid on this sort of stuff just to screw the seller.

    July 28, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Amit-Atlanta-USA

    IF ONLY THE OBAMA ADMIN. HAD THIS IDEA, THEY COULD HAVE WIPED AMERICA'S DEBT OFF IN A WHIMPER!!!

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

      Would it work the same if the idea came from the Republican Party or Tea Party?????

      July 28, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amit-Atlanta-USA

      And Republicans still believe we can't increase taxes on the super rich!!!

      July 28, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amit-Atlanta-USA

      Once the CHINESE start making Casey Anthony's mask we can all buy one at the LOCAL DOLLAR TREE!

      July 28, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amit-Atlanta-USA

      Actually I am reminded of the $1,000 some smart guy paid for BRITNEY SPEARS' spat out CHEWING GUM!!!!!

      July 28, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amit-Atlanta-USA

      I bet going forward Casey will NOT even be flushing TOILET PAPER down!!!!

      July 28, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. alpha

    Awesome job to whoever posted the casey anthony pet rock on ebay!

    July 28, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Paul

    The real story is that if this is true Anthony could sue the seller for profiting off of her likeness.

    July 28, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cherries

    Cation to the buyer!!! Don't wear it out in public: you might get beat up.

    July 28, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Slippi

    This is not true!!!!

    July 28, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  9. jlsppw

    Looks just like her... Spock ears & all... Seeing that insane glare is probably what killed her daughter.

    July 28, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Luek

    The last thing 2yo Caylee saw just before the tape went over her nose and the chloroform kicked in.

    July 28, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • LuLu

      That's exactly true!

      July 28, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  11. hello

    be a baby K--er and your ugly face is worth a million... I am sure her family is so proud...According to her... she should send her daddy and brother a blow up doll of herself. keep it in the family Anthony's..what's next? her bootie mask?

    July 28, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul http://www.youtube.com/ny007ny

      You sound like a Nancy Grace drone.

      July 28, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. mary

    we need to forget this girl..
    Move on.. If we don't we will assure her of becoming a multi millionaire herself..
    If we really don't want her to profit from her crime.. We need to drop it.. Ignore her.. Shun her and anything that applies ot her.. Her name needs to fade away along with her..
    let her try to live in the real world again.. As who she is.. She can't get a job.. Can't get real friends.
    But with money and the kind offered...? She can buy herself a wonderful life... She doesn't deserve even a guilded cage to hide in..

    July 28, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • LuLu

      You're right, Mary. Even though I'm still so angered by the injustice of the "not guility" verdict, she does need to be forgotten so she won't profit from murdering her child. Unfortunately, I think she probably will.

      July 28, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  13. hello

    damn thats ugly....

    July 28, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jim

    The Ten Commandments prop sold. The Casey Anthony prop bid. There's a big difference. I agree with those who say this was not a genuine sale.

    July 28, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  15. mary

    Maybe they are going to set it up in a brothel as freaky Blow j** ~!!!

    July 28, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
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