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Rob Ford bobblehead sale sees hundreds brave the cold at Toronto city hall

Just minutes after the sale, Rob Ford bobbleheads began popping up on eBay for exorbitant prices.

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Rob Ford bobbleheads are selling for $300 on eBay after the dolls were sold earlier Tuesday for $20 at Toronto city hall. (eBay/Screengrab)

Smoking crack may not be good for your mayorship but it's certainly good for sales.

Toronto's crack-smoking mayor Rob Ford bobblehead dolls went on sale at city hall on Tuesday to raise money for a local charity.

The dolls, which make the mayor look 100 pounds lighter than his actual size, were personally signed by the mayor.

Ford, who is embroiled in a massive, internationally-mocked political scandal over his drug and alcohol abuse, spent five hours signing the dolls and chatting with city residents.

Hundreds of people arrived as early as 6 am to snap up the dolls, which went on sale at 10 am.

The 1000 bobbleheads sold for $20 each and were gone within hours.

There was a limit to one per person after city hall staff noticed the lines snaking around the rotunda and out the door.

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Just minutes after the sale, Rob Ford bobbleheads began popping up on eBay for exorbitant prices.

The signed bobbleheads were selling for nearly $300 as of Tuesday afternoon.

The buyers were an odd mix of Ford fans and detractors all wanting a piece of the city's history.

The scheme to sell the bobbleheads was hatched long before Ford's admission that he smoked crack cocaine.

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