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. tfdtfdtfd

    Its probably Nancy Grace that bought this.....

    July 28, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dick N. Bush

    Casey Anthony was the buyer.

    July 28, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  3. steve a, new braunfels, texas

    These people who pay a million dollors for her mask or any other should pay mare taxes, I bet the winning bidder was a republican with a yearly income of over 250 thousand.......

    July 28, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • John C.

      "These people who pay a million dollors for her mask or any other should pay mare taxes,"

      Why? Are you just mad because they have more money than you? They can do whatever they want with the money they earned.

      -A Democrat-

      July 28, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marv

      The person who bought this mask clearly sucks balls.

      July 28, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rock

      Ebay made out like a champ on this too. I wonder if it will be honored.

      July 28, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • me

      Once again, someone with more money than brains. Yes they should pay more in taxes. They should also learn what they could have done with that money to help others.

      July 28, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • albs105

      Steve, that was quite possibly the most retarded comment I have ever read. Let me guess, you live off of food stamps and collect coke cans to have cash in your pocket. Heaven forbid someone work hard for they money they make.

      July 28, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • awesomeearthworm

      Why on earth do you think someone who had the gumption to get off their sick sorry ass and work for a living should pay more freakin taxes???? As one who has worked their whole life trying to make a good living am tired of paying for those who would prefer to sit at home, watch tv and collect welfare!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      July 28, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • eric

      You guys are morons, this was bid on as a joke, and will never be paid for.

      July 28, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • LNopia

      if its hard-earned money you would not spend it on a mask....i am sure its bought by someone like kim kardashian or paris hilton...

      July 28, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. blinky

    The seller caught the social zeitgeist. Casey Anthony's face in the form of a mask... I get it, I get it. But that top bid and any near it will renege. Maybe realize one grand?

    July 28, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. kathy fowler

    This is so disgusting, I can't believe I wasted one minute commenting on this, everyone else responses and much less Casey Anthony

    July 28, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. malsings07

    Crazy, this fascination with Casey Anthony I guess the whole situation is so unbelievable I guess this Halloween you'll see alot of people dressed like Casey Anthony.

    July 28, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Eyesofaartist

    Some people have money and no brains

    July 28, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • eric

      you definitely lack one of them if you think someone is actually going to pay that money.

      July 28, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  8. MINX

    looks like this mask has a dead eye, just like casey anthony's heart

    July 28, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • eric

      ZING!!! got her!

      July 28, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Emilio Esteves

    I hope Casey gets her fair share.

    July 28, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Julie

      Do you mean HER FAIR SHARE OF PUNISHMENT??...We'll see.

      July 28, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  10. GHB

    This is why the rich should be taxed.

    July 28, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • me

      Yes....................

      July 28, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  11. sambuca38

    Not even the pennies wedged in my sofa cushions are worth this piece of junk...she looks like a cow caught in the headlights! She really looks like a chipmunk if you ask me!

    July 28, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Aletheya

    The mask reminds me of a Star Trek episode from the original series, The Corbomite Maneuver, where a gigantic spaceship was controlled by one little person called Balok (a very young Clint Howard). He didn't look very scary, so he used a scary looking puppet as his alter-ego to appear on screen when communicating with other ships. The Casey Anthony mask looks just like the fugly puppet Balok.

    July 28, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  13. bradspace

    Seriously? You people are stupid enough to believe that someone is actually going to pay that much money for this POS? I GUARANTEE that the bidder has no intention of paying it and it wouldn't surprise me in the seller and buyer were in it together just to get entertainment sites like CNN to post it. CNN has long since ceased reporting anything even close to resembling the news. Kind of like Fox only no lies, just crap.

    July 28, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Julie

      IT WAS A SCAM, DONE BY THE DEFENSE, trying to keep her name alive so she can be worth anything and they can get some $.

      July 28, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. derpt

    I bet my bottom daughter

    July 28, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mrs. Robinson

    Why doesn't the government make about 10,000 of these and auction them off? That would help the National Debt, right?

    July 28, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
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