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Rob Ford's crack confession necktie sells for $12,997

Rob Ford, now a Toronto city councilor, is selling pieces of "memorabilia" on eBay, including the tie and a pair of sweatpants he wore "on a shopping trip to Walmart."

By Ben Hooper

TORONTO, March 5 (UPI) -- Infamous former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford sold the NFL necktie he wore when he admitted to smoking crack cocaine for $12,997 on eBay.

The tie, which Ford wore during the Nov. 5, 2013, press conference where he admitted to smoking crack cocaine, garnered 111 bids during the Feb. 25-March 4 auction, which ended with a high bid of $12,997 -- or $16,100 Canadian.

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Ford, who is now a Toronto city councilor, is selling off numerous pieces of "memorabilia" on eBay, including the NFL logos tie, a pair of sweatpants he wore "on a shopping trip to Walmart," a "Ford Nation" sweatshirt, a coat he wore as a football coach and numerous signed jerseys and signed pictures.

The auctions state "you are bidding on an original piece of memorabilia from former Toronto Mayor, and current Toronto Councilor Rob Ford" and each piece comes with a "signed, original, Certificate of Authenticity from Councilor Rob Ford himself."

Ford, who was diagnosed with stomach cancer in September, said 10 percent of the money from the auctions will go to Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital.

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