- Three business cards using full name of Steven P. Jobs date back to 1980s
- One card comes from his time at Apple and boasts original rainbow logo
- They were donated to a California school by a family who worked for Jobs
- Revolutionary entrepreneur co-founded Apple in 1976 and died in 2011
His revolutionary Apple products, including the iPhone and iPad, understandably sell for considerable sums across the world.
But now, three of Steve Jobs’ business cards – once handed out for free to those who met him – have sold for more than $10,000 at auction.
The legendary entrepreneur, who co-founded Apple Computers in 1976 with Steve Wozniak, died in 2011 following a battle with pancreatic cancer – and items linked to him have been deemed ‘priceless’ since.
One of the cards is from when Steve Jobs was at Apple, which he co-founded with Steve Wozniak in 1976 and features the company’s original rainbow logo
So when The Marin School, an independent high school near San Francisco, California, received the rare cards as a donation, they were unsure of their actual value.
The three cards – using his full name of Steven P. Jobs – date from between 1985 and 1990, and boast the Apple (complete with its original rainbow logo) and Pixar names.
Jobs bought the animation studio from George Lucas in 1986, which was later named Pixar Animation Studios and became famous for producing popular movies including Toy Story and Finding Nemo.
One of the cards is from when Jobs was President at NeXT, a computer company he founded after leaving Apple in 1985.
The family who donated the cards had worked as a private caterer for Jobs in the late 1980s – and despite being listed as ‘priceless’ – the cards sold for an impressive $10,025.
Another card boasts the Pixar name, which Jobs bought from George Lucas in 1986 after leaving Apple
This business card is for Job’s computer company NeXT, which he founded after leaving Apple in 1985