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. misosoup

    I don't want to see this monster's name or face anymore. Enough is enough. What is the hell is wrong with people? Let this story die. Stop circulating ANYTHING about this woman. She got away with murder, plain and simple. Oh, and larry flynt is a friggin dumb a**

    August 1, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Jay Cool (jaycool.net)

      "She got away with murder" – really? prove it.

      August 1, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jay Cool (jaycool.net)

    Awesome! Good for her! Hope she can bank in on some of the publicity. She should sue for the masks citing defamation of character.

    August 1, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  3. Heather

    Who in their right mind would PAY for that UGLY thing??? Sheesh...

    August 1, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  4. Deena

    The auction ends today...its now OVER $10 MILLION. It's disgusting. And, ebay will profit way over $1 million!!!

    August 1, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jessica

    This is sick!!! that money could of fed someone who is homeless!!! I guess have to remember there are sick people in this world.. gee I always wanted a face mask of a woman who killed her kid!! god bless America for loving there sick drama.. what next a mask of Caylee??

    August 2, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay Cool (jaycool.net)

      "woman who killed her kid" – Proof please.

      August 3, 2011 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  6. ToadInAustin

    "A big spender on eBay shelled out almost $1 million to get inside Casey Anthony's head."

    This reporter needs to learn the difference between a bid and a payment. No one is paying $1m for this mask, as anyone reading the story immediately realizes. Why doesn't the reporter realize it?

    August 3, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. judy

    ONE WORD.................................STUPID

    August 5, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  8. A.S. DiMarco

    CRAZY, CRAZY, CRAZY!

    August 11, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bib

    lol at the Lou Reed song lyric in there

    August 27, 2011 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  10. William

    Was this for charity against child abuse or something? If so then alright. If not, you are the first jerk to profit on the death of an innocent child. Please go into hiding with Casey Anthony.

    October 4, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. jonboy

    Ya but was the buyer serious with the bids? I doubt the seller will receive a dime.

    October 12, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  12. stevie montez

    ahahaha she ugly

    October 12, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
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    Sharing some thing is superior than keeping up-to our self, so the YouTube video that is posted at this juncture I am going to share through my relatives and friends.

    July 7, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
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