Steve Jobs’ business cards sell for $10,000

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Three slices of tech history. Photo: Marin School

Three of Steve Jobs’ old business cards — each representing a different phase of his career — have sold at auction for a whopping $10,050.

Spanning the years 1984 to 1990, the cards name Jobs as president of NeXT and chairman of the board at Apple and Pixar, the three companies Jobs was deeply involved with during his career.

So who bought them? Read on to find out.

The cards were put up for sale to raise money for the Marin School in San Rafael, California. Bidding started at $600, but rapidly advanced to four- and later five-figure sums.

In the end, the person who placed the winning bid was entrepreneur Tim Knowles, CEO of startup Stacks.co. “If there was ever a business card to have in your Rolodex – it would certainly be Steve’s,” Knowles told TheNextWeb. “[W]e wouldn’t be doing what we are doing right now if it wasn’t for him!”

Personally, it seems poetically fitting that Knowles would buy Jobs’ business cards. Stacks.co aims to eliminate physical business cards by using a digital service. Given how many industries Jobs disrupted during his career, it seems right that his business cards would be kept not just as a reminder of what he meant for high-tech, but how things continually evolve.