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. Malaya

    It is the most disgusting thing I have ever seen just like the real thing!

    July 28, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. mitch

    This sounds like publicity stunt B S

    July 28, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Kelce

    What a complete waste. People are idiots.

    July 28, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Crokepark

      Unbelievable. This woman may not be a murderer, but she is an accomplice! I would be afraid to wear that at Halloween...got knows who will be waiting to take them out!

      July 28, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. erich2112x

    Baez, dude you'll only get paid maybe 250 thau and that wont even be enough. Yeah, I'm talking to you hustler.

    July 28, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. texgirl2762

    Truly, incredibly scary . . . is that the face Caylee saw right before she died?

    July 28, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Beck

    I really can't understand why anyone would waste so much money on a childkiller replica. I hope she didn't get a dime of the money, she shouldn't profit from showing the world how to get away with murder.

    July 28, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mr. Memory Capcity bar none

    Years from now we won't even remember MJ let alone Casey Anthony. 'All rememberance of them shall be forgotten' said a famous man that 80% of America claims to believe.The times we are going through are so full of uncertainty and really, confusion. The heinous and utterly detestable things being done on the face of this earth are so disgusting, that one day we will choose not to recall them. Really...it's that bad.

    July 28, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Christine M

    Clearly the rich need to be paying more in taxes if this is the type of thing they do with their money.

    July 28, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  9. erich2112x

    Wait till the shrooms you passed around start to kick in, then put the mask on in the kitchen and come walking out all slow going, "psst-psst, I did it". Then collect the money out of their pockets when they all slip into a bad trip and pass out.

    July 28, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. David in Cincinnati

    I want my Nancy Grace mask.

    July 28, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Insight

      You can get kicked in you a$$

      July 28, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Kay

    If the person who bought this mask is a MORON!

    July 28, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  12. John

    Casey Anthony is one fugly woman and this mask captures it perfectly.

    July 28, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  13. brako

    fuk this stupid world

    July 28, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Insight

      For some Unknown Carnal Knowledge he is upset

      July 28, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  14. John

    Does the mask come with a bottle of chloroform and some trash bags? You've gotta accessorize.

    July 28, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  15. thejen

    I don't know who's crazier, Casey herself or the person who won the bid. I try not to care about how people spend their money...but come on! Put that money towards a charity at least.

    July 28, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
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