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Steve jobs signed business card

Someone Really Paid $181,183 For a Steve Jobs Signed Business Card

Somehow the phrase “world record” is the least interesting aspect of this story because someone on this planet parted ways with $181,183 (AU$277,000) big ones at RR Auctions this weekend for a mint-condition signed Steve Jobs business card. As expected, this is earmarked as the most money spent on a business card in history, but there’s more to this piece of paper than meets the eye.

This is one of just five Steve Jobs-signed Apple Computer business cards to pass PSA/DNA authentication. And it did so with flying colours as “GEM MT 10,” despite the ever-so-faint tape residue stain on the back.

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Steve Jobs Signed Business Card | Image: RR Auctions

What’s also special is the era of which this card comes from. It’s dated circa 1983 which is important because it’s pre-Macintosh. Someone had the wherewithal to pocket this bad boy (and keep it mint) knowing that Jobs had a chance to go ahead and create arguably the most significant piece of computer technology in human history. That, or they dug this thing out of a pair of trousers 40 years later and hit the jackpot.

“The sale of the Steve Jobs-signed Apple business card for over $180,000 sets a new standard in autographed business cards. It’s a testament to the enduring legacy of Jobs and the profound impact of Apple on our modern world,” said Bobby Livingston, Executive VP at RR Auction.

This wasn’t the only piece of expensive Steve Jobs memorabilia to hit the auction block, with an Apple-1 Computer Signed by Steve Wozniak fetching $323,789, and a Steve Jobs signed 1976 Apple Computer Check No. 3, selling for $176,850. Additionally, a factory-sealed 4GB original iPhone sold for $147,286.

As a means of comparison, a signed Elon Musk SpaceX business card sold at the same auction for $39,238.

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