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. David

    The follow up to this story will be that they had to re-list it because the buyer never paid...

    July 28, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      I know right. The media has become a TABLOID– now investigative journalism takes place before they run to print their "story."

      July 28, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ryyyyyyan

    whats with the caption from @Pink?

    July 28, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  3. Doug

    People make phony bids all the time on ebay. The bid was a joke. Doug.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  4. Figured out

    Casey anthony bought it to disguise herself when she goes out in public!

    July 28, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  5. Terry

    People need to leave Casey Anthony alone.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Need to leave her alone? Are you kidding me? She killed her own helpless 2 year old daughter and is now free because of some misguided jurors and a lacking prosecutor. Your comment disgusts me

      July 28, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • bob

      Terry You're a FUC#n idoit looser just like that WHITCH!

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

      Well said Terry, Its nuts like Bob and Steve that has prompted the Judge wait on releasing he names of the jurors. Its how the justice systems works..

      July 31, 2011 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  6. scoto

    This is what "job creators" REALLY spend their money on.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  7. Nature's Awe

    Maybe the idiot who bid on this will wear it and public justice will prevail on him/her also. Another member of society that justs needs to evaporate!

    July 28, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  8. EnClark

    I almost had a heart-attack when that mask caught my eye. Scary little thing...

    July 28, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jo-Ann

    Seriously? Clearly this person has no sense of morals/values and too much money. I can think of 999,900 better ways to put that kind of money to good use.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Jesse

      Take a deep breath and relax; this was a obviously a BS bid ding exchange –the mask owner will never collect a million bucks. I can't believe CNN didn't report the high likelihood of a fraudulent bid on this one.

      July 28, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  10. wooville

    6 MASK, $25,000 EA = 1MILLION, THIS MUST BE NEW MATH!!!

    July 28, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Jesse

      Hey, Einstein, where does it say that all six masks went up for auction?

      July 28, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  11. Al

    Kinda funny to see people at HLN criticize people for making money off the Casey Anthony trial. It's been their highest ratings ever. You better believe they were making a pretty penny from advertising sales during this whole thing.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  12. Neil

    $ 1 million for mask of a liar, third grade s@#$#t and probably a child murderer? To make that mask probably costed $10.

    Had that guy sent that money to federal coffers towards clearing our national debt, I would have truly appreciated him

    July 28, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  13. cm

    This F-N country needs to stop this Bull-sh**t

    July 28, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  14. Robert

    You should see some of the otehr great items on ebay. Casey anthony dolls that come with colored needles like voodoo dolls. some with flag dress some with the blue 82 hoodie, and the business suit she wore...they are great art work

    July 28, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  15. A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FLORIDIANS

    I LIKE HER AND I THINK SHE IS A VERY SWEET GIRL.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
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