Someone Just Paid Over $6,000 for a Steve Jobs Business Card

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    Earlier this month, we told you about an auction for a Steve Jobs business card listing him as Chairman of the Board at Apple Computer. The business card features Apple's classic rainbow logo and an address of 20525 Mariani Avenue, across the street from Apple's Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino, California.

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    Boston-based RR Auction has since announced that the business card, estimated to fetch a modest $500, was sold for a considerably larger sum of $6,259 this week. For that price, one might think it was signed by Jobs, but it was not.

    During the same auction, a copy of the February 1984 premiere issue of Macworld magazine signed by Jobs sold for $47,775, easily topping its $10,000 estimate. Limited copies of the issue are still in circulation, and Jobs was typically reluctant to provide his autograph, making it even more of a collectible.

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    Jobs signed the magazine at the grand opening of Apple's iconic Fifth Avenue store in New York in May 2006, writing "to Matt, steven jobs" on the front cover, which features a photo of himself next to a trio of original Macintosh computers.

    Earlier this year, a rare employment questionnaire filled out by Jobs in 1973 was auctioned off for an impressive $174,757.

    Article Link: Someone Just Paid Over $6,000 for a Steve Jobs Business Card
     
  2. Chambers McMac macrumors newbie

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    Like all business cards there is like 150 of those still sitting in the original box sitting in a shoe box in his old home office in the top cabinet on the right next to a pack of 9 volt batteries.
     
  3. AngerDanger macrumors 68040

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    Meanwhile, we're still waiting for the trifecta to purchase that copy of MacWorld:

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  4. Nunyabinez macrumors 68000

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    I hope the guy who bought the magazine was named Matt.
     
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    Also sitting right next to his old 1986 Motorola Bravo pager and a still-working Cross ballpoint pen.
     
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    I guess I should have hung onto the email I received from Jobs a few years ago... Oh, wait... half the people here have received a personal email from Steve Jobs. He had a well known habit of responding to users. Still, could have gotten like $5 for it now! :D

    I don't really understand people who buy things like this... The whole idea is lost on me. The whole idea of celebrity warship is lost on me. I've met several famous people and somehow the "star" factor never impressed me. Not at all. They are just people doing what they do. The only well-known person that made an impression on me was Jim Lovell. He has an extraordinary mind. Truly an amazing human being.
     
  7. ksec macrumors 6502

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    I am wondering if tech companies still uses business cards, Do Apple, Microsoft, Facebook today still uses business cards?
     
  8. pdaholic macrumors 65816

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    That, my man, was funny.
     
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    I have that magazine in pristine condition without the Steve Jobs autograph. I suspect it is worth close to nothing.
     
  10. timborama macrumors 6502

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    I’ve never been on a celebrity warship. How was it?
     
  11. iMi macrumors 65816

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    Autocorrect. Worship.

    Celebrity warship is something I would be into, no doubt. :D:D:D
     
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    Better than the celibacy warship, I'd imagine.
     
  13. ghostface147 macrumors 68030

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    Some people just have that money. Good for them.
     
  14. Big Ron macrumors 6502

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    You are on a roll
     
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    They need the rainbow logo back. That tops my wishlist for the 2019 iPhone
     
  16. jlc1978 macrumors 68020

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    Vista Print.

    Buy 500 cards for $10
    Sell for $5259 each
    Profit that would make Tim Cook jealous...
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  18. redneckitengineer macrumors regular

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    IMHO, you really gotta be some kind of idiot to spend that kind of money on something so stupid. I could print one off my home printer, throw it in a frame, and it’ll fool 99.999% of people. The only difference between that buyer and my version.... I’m $6k richer.
     
  19. napabar macrumors 6502

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    Do you think that makes you cool? Obviously....you had to come in here and tell everybody.
     
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    I'm pretty sure $6k is chump change to someone who is willing to drop that amount on a business card memorabilia.... its a completely different perspective.
     
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    I see the value of that . A true product visionary , we can all be proud of .

    Wonder how much Cooks will go for. He brought in the profits, and done his job well, but would you care to have his card?
     
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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder..
     
  24. Ebok macrumors 6502

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    Power hungry Timmy about to sell $6000 business cards ..
     
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    Yes.
     

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