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. notfromfla

    That's creepy. So is the mask.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • caseysloins

      I'm waiting for the cheap versions certainly to be available around halloween

      July 28, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. GC

    Seriously? How about we give her even more attention, fake or not!!!

    July 28, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Damian

    What a disgusting waste of $$ !!! If you have a million bucks to waste on this crap........you should have donated it to a children's charity. People are just unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 28, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eddy

      TOTALLY AGREE, IF THEY DONT NEED THE MONEY GIVE IT TO CHARITY... THERE IS HUNGER EVERY WHERE..

      July 28, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gigi

      Totally agree!

      July 28, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • San

      Thank you for the smartest thing I have read today.

      July 28, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Oooohhh

    She's a psycho loon, but I can't help wanting to glaze her starfish.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. sally gauthier

    Wouldn't it be a far better choice to have given that 1 million dollars to the "MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN'S FUND?" That choice to spend that amount of money on a useless piece of rubber confirms the mental state of today's society....LUNATICS!!

    July 28, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • RonnieReagan

      That reflects the priorities of your top 2% my friend. Think about that next time you're thinking about what's going on with the debt limit negotiations and what not.

      July 28, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Why

    Why would anyone pay such an amount for a mask they could create for $10.00 worth of paper mache?

    July 28, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. JoeMahma

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    Not sure about this. certainly someone could have a mask made for WAY less that a million dollars.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Oldie in TampaBay

    just when you thought you'd heard/seen it all! SICK! SICK! SICK!

    July 28, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ed

    A sick, perverted fool.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Stefan

    I have to agree... that's the most disturbing Halloween mask I've ever seen. What makes this monster so scary is that she's real!

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

    and the rich do not want to be taxed.. ..

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

    I wonder would an O.J. Simpson mask have even been allowed on Ebay? Must be the white skin that gives white criminals the pass to make bucks off their crimes – or allows others to do so.

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

    I agree 100% Damian. These are the kind of people the Tea Party insists that we continue to give tax breaks to, at the risk of further damage to the country's economy.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  14. brad

    who would waste that much money on a mask of a person that will be forgotten in the next two years, that is untill she does something else to hit the news.After she's dead I still don't see the worth.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Lindsey

    As Damian said, if you dish out a million bucks for crap, why not give it to charity, or at least donate it to the debt ceiling!

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