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. steve

    bags under her eyes, ears like dumbo!
    i love it

    July 30, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. SB

    MONEY > than anything else..
    Attorney's name and fame and resulting in more popularity and more MONEY
    Media – more attention – more airtime value – more MONEY
    Family & friends & relatives.. and other who come across ...= connect to media ===> MONEY
    Government == Impose laws on these ...= Costs time & Money ===> yes. No action..
    HUMAN in 21st Century.. = MONEY seekers.
    Nothing else.
    Guess who fuels this attention.
    IGNORE .... MEDIA. = all this will stop.
    that is a TRIBUTE you will pay to the dead.

    July 30, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. PTKPiper

    This has nothing to do with Ms Anthony's guilt or innocence, last time I checked we still live in a country that is based on free enterprise. As long as it is legal to do, people have the right to capitalize on it, regardless if you think it is bad taste or not or if you agree or not. This story should not surprise anyone here, just look at OJ Simpson back in the days, they had Halloween mask out after he was acquitted of murdering his wife. Only in America!

    July 30, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. enalunar

    Welcome to your new world Casey Anthony. You will forever be hated. No matter how much money you make when you finally do an interview. You are forever a prisoner. Enjoy your freedom. hahahahah!

    July 30, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. lilme

    That truly has to be the most ugly thing in the world.

    July 30, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. EllaK

    ..its not fair...lets make and sell oh e-bay masks of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, Julie Powers Schenecker, China Arnold, Lashanda Armstrong..what about Marybeth Tinning ..she should profiting at least 9 times more than Anthony....congratulation Casey Antony you true American hero..

    July 31, 2011 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  7. Lloyd Carpenter

    This mask isnt work the money uset to make it... there are kids that needed that kind of money (St Jude's for a start).. this is going way too far!!

    July 31, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Justin


      August 3, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jdhartlv

    What idiot paid for it, I have an investment opportunity for them. SEND ME THE MONEY.

    July 31, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  9. TRouble

    PLEASE REMOVE THIS FROM THE WEBSITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 31, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • chris

      why? just because you don't like what you see?

      July 31, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Donna

      I agree with having it removed!.....tasteless.

      August 1, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Remove it because it is a fake story. Nobody paid $1 million for the mask. They drove the price that high, but nobody has actually paid that money for the mask

      August 1, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  10. marc

    I doubt the winning bidder will actually pay for it !!

    July 31, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Seth Zamost

    its Bat-Boy from Weekly World News!

    July 31, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • shetay

      actually, I'm pretty sure it's Natasha (from Rocky and Bullwinkle)..Boris is still in hiding.

      August 1, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  12. lul


    July 31, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  13. jalynne

    If you go to the million dollar ebay post, then you can read that the person isn't really buying it. The "buyer" jnco6970 tells the seller: "You shuold be ashamed of yourself for profiting of the death of a child." How much more watered down can the news reports get? It takes 20 seconds to debunk this trash.

    July 31, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jenny

    You know you REALLY suck and the world HATES you when you have been reduced to a goofy looking Halloween mask! May she rot where it is really hot 🙂

    July 31, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. teremist

    That anyone would bid on this, shows a depraved mind. That they would bid over a buck shows a VERY depraved mind. The REAL Casey Anthony is a gargoyle.

    August 1, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
    • ToadInAustin

      That they would bid $1 million shows a mind that is making a little practical joke.

      August 3, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
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