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. Todd Balstom

    I'd kill to have a mask of me made.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • ayala

      She did...

      July 28, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • B=Dog

      IF it is paid for... she can then sue the seller for the proceeds of the sale for using her likeness without permission.

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

    It won't be paid for.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cheryl

    I bet that Casey Anthony herself put in the winning bid – and we know how she loves to write bad checks or spend other people's money! I only wish she'd take $1 million out of her mother cindy's bank account for a stupid mask, after how that excuse-for-a-grandmother lied on the stand and got her daughter off scott free.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marti

      Her mother lied on the stand to remove the chance of premeditation and thus take the death penalty off the table. The parents had said themselves that they did not believe her to be innocent and only wanted justice. I don't think they ever thought for one second that she would walk free, nor do I think they wanted that to happen. They know what she did. But you have to be a parent to understand what Cindy did. As a mother, she just tried to save her life, not let her walk. Try to imagine testifying for the prosecution against your own child. Cindy will NEVER condone what she did, but at the very least, unconditional love steps in at some point. I am a grandmother of a 3 and 4 year old, and my heart aches for what she's been through. Did they make mistakes regarding Casey's upbringing? Of course. But you take almost any parent and scrutinize every aspect of their parenting and you're going to see a million flaws. Parents are very much in denial most of the time when it comes to their children because it's a reflection on them. Have some compassion.

      July 28, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Tracy

    I am anticipating a lot of Casey Anthonys coming out on Halloween this year.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bobo2000

    Waste of money.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Amy

    I hope no one pays for this. Looks so darn ugly!!!!!

    July 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Snowicane3

    That makes her look horrible!!!!!!!!

    July 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Todd Balstrom

      As opposed to killing her offspring. That makes her look great.

      July 28, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Fixer2010

    Are people just crazy? Not only is the mask maker a bumb, but the person that paid almost a mil for her likeness is a real turdbucket!

    July 28, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • agej101

      What the hell is a bumb?

      July 28, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Todd Balstom

      A "bumb" is what Peter Sellers tried to defuse in those Pink Panther movies.

      July 28, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  9. hippypoet

    now thats a holloween mask! scare the crap outta your 2-5 yr old cousins ... mhahahahahahaha

    July 28, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Rob-in-Tampa

    Who has $1,000,000 to spend on this crap?? How does THAT person get that much money in the forst place?? Do They not know the same type of mask will be available this haloween for less than 20 bucks?? It hurts my head and my heart a little to see this type of stupidity.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • hippypoet

      if you live in the U.S. then your heart must hurt alot... that kind of stupidity is everywhere. too much money and no education. thats the real sign of power, when your citizens are dumb are rocks but yet have more money then the dude running the country!

      July 28, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mark

    Proof that some people with money to burn are stupid. Casey Anthony murdered her daughter, an innocent, defenseless child and got away with it. Now, she'll wade through all the high-dollor offers made by greedy Americans for an interview or book. Eventually, she'll meet her maker. I hope I'm not standing behind her when God issues her due. Why are people supporting her with big money offers? GREED and EVIL!

    July 28, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      Why wouldn't you want to stand behind her? Do you think God would hold the random timing of your death against you?

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

    Obvious non paying bidder.

    Trust me. eBay is CHOCK FULL of people who enjoy doing things just like this...

    Why? You tell me. Been a Power Seller for over 10 years and I get them EVERY SINGLE DAY.

    NO ONE is going to pay that for a freaking MASK. Too funny.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  13. BigDog

    I saw her at the walmarts in Alabama this morning

    July 28, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Ruderalis

    Fu(king stupid. Were in the middle of a debt crises and some idiot with too much money buys this? It doesn't even look like her! I bet Richie Rich attached the mask to his s e x doll. Fu(king bizarre!

    July 28, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  15. roflcopter

    1 mil for a stupid mask? yea, tax the rich please. they got money to dump

    July 28, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marti

      Oh, that makes a lot of sense. The rich have earned the right to spend their money however they want. Lot of jealous people on this site.

      July 28, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
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