You want a piece of me?! Rob Ford auctions off some items

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Posted: Feb 25, 2015 9:25 PM
You want a piece of me?! Rob Ford auctions off some items

TORONTO (AP) — Anyone interested in buying a piece of Rob Ford history has the chance to do so.

The notorious former Toronto mayor and now city councilor is auctioning off some of the memorabilia he has collected over the years, including what appears to be the football tie he wore when he admitted to smoking crack cocaine. In the eBay description, Ford said the tie is the "only one of these in existence" and features logos from NFL teams past and present.

By Wednesday evening the tie had been bid up to about $400.

Ford's term was plagued by scandals involving drinking, crack cocaine use and erratic behavior.

Ten percent of the proceeds will go toward research and care facilities for liposarcoma, the form of cancer for which Ford is being treated.

Other items up for auction include a Saskatchewan Roughriders jersey and patterned pants he was photographed wearing on a shopping trip to Wal-Mart.

The listings say the items come with a certificate of authenticity signed by Ford.

Ford's assistant has said Ford would be selling some items, but didn't say how many — or where the rest of the funds raised will end up.