Rob Ford’s tie fetches more than $3,000 at auction
By Tiara Samosir
The former Toronto mayor and now city councillor Rob Ford has taken to eBay , auctioning items he has collected over the years, including the necktie he wore on Nov. 5, 2013, when he admitted to smoking crack cocaine.
In his eBay posting, Ford wrote that the tie features logos of football teams and “is the original piece, not a reproduction – there is only one of these in existence.”
Although he has other items up for auction, the tie went viral on social media and got the highest public response.
The bid for the famous tie had already reached $3,950.01 as of 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon.
Other items on sale:
- A size 4XL Saskatchewan Roughriders football jersey he got while attending a game in July 2013
- A ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ framed poster he hung up in his former office
- Patterned pants he was photographed wearing on a shopping trip to Wal-Mart
- A map of the Port Lands that already sold for $865.
In his posting Ford wrote that each item comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by him.
Earlier this month, Ford announced on Twitter that he’d be selling ‘a whole bunch of collectibles from over the years’ in support of cancer research.
He said 10 per cent of the earnings will go to research and care facilities for Liposarcoma, the type of cancer Ford was diagnosed with.