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. Andre the Giant

    I'll bet you $999,900 that the winning bidder never pays.

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

      @ ATG, you are so right...

      July 28, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • WG

      Exactly, this isn't news. CNN's "journalists" are a joke. Don't be surprised when you're jobless sitting at home blogging, because that's all this junk is.

      July 28, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  2. bobby

    wouldnt pay $20 for head from casey

    July 28, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Lacey18

      Unless maybe it was her real head...

      July 28, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  3. A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FLORIDIANS

    HER MOM IS A MILF AND HALF MMMMMMMMMMMMM

    July 28, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  4. Really?

    This is rediculous... money like that could be used on more important things in life that would actually make a difference not this garbage.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  5. Iraq Vet

    And this my friends is a microcosm of what's wrong with this world. So many starving and another so rich that they can spend a million dollars on a piece of latex. We are doomed.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
    • LetsFixIT

      I ould suggest "this Country" rather than this world. Good Post though!!
      Gonna be very difficult to put the control of the govt. And those elected back into the hands of "we the people".
      Corporate spending, lobby influence and control, are pervasive in Both parties and at many levels of government in the US.

      July 28, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  6. coolbreeze

    Wow, That's freaking creepy...I had goose bumps when looking at it....

    July 28, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  7. Kevin

    I bet some get rich quickie is going to start pumping out these masks for Halloween... for kids even... SMH

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

    This is as close as you can get for someone that wants her head on a silver platter

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

    so glad about those tax breaks.

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

    Perfect likeness of her super ugly self!

    July 28, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  11. lauradet

    This is worst than Caucasians thinking Elvis is still alive in Las Vegas.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • EnClark

      That's.. kinda funny and kinda sad. I'm white-colored and I believe that Elvis is dead. How about you come up with some other analogy that doesn't allow you to pull the racist card?

      July 28, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. elle

    its doubtful that the winner will pay. in a high publicity case like this, people run up the bis for fun

    July 28, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  13. Atheos5150

    What do morals have to with it? His money right, besides he needed it for his Sunshine doll.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
    • PuffPuffPass

      I bet there's a mouth hole cut in it within a week. 🙂

      July 28, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  14. PuffPuffPass

    BAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.........BAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA........BAHA......HAHA....HA!!!! Whew.....

    July 28, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  15. Summer819

    Don't know what is more disturbing. The mask itself or that someone would shell out that kind of money to buy such a ridiculous item.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
    • VegasRage

      The later is far more scary, what a waste of money.

      July 28, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • SensiblePerson

      I'll sell casy anthony's actual head for only 500K, what a bargain! Rubber masks only 100K, and 50K each if you buy 3.

      July 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • foin sapp

      ...the winning bid was $999,900, but that doesn't mean that the winning bidder actually PAID. I don't think they will pay. they might get suspended from eBay for non-payment.

      July 28, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
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