Steve Jobs was notoriously picky about signing things, even for collectors. So when something pops up with the Apple co-founder and former CEO’s signature emblazoned on it, whatever that might be typically goes up for auction for a hefty sum of money.
That’s certainly the case today, with RR Auction — which typically hosts these auctions — offering up a Steve Jobs-signed Macintosh floppy disk right now. It’s been pre-certified, and, as such, it has been valued at $7,500. With bidding going on right now, the current bid has the floppy disk going home for $4,600, with the next bid set for $5,060.
There have been seven bids so far.
Here’s how RR Auctions describes the Macintosh floppy disk signed by Jobs:
Macintosh System Tools Version 6.0 floppy disk, signed in black felt tip, “steve jobs.” In fine condition, with slight brushing to the ink. A hugely desirable format for Jobs’s seldom-seen autograph—known as a reluctant signer, he often declined to comply with the requests of collectors. As a piece of Apple’s iconic Mac OS software, boasting Jobs’s elegantly stylish lowercase signature, this is a museum-quality piece of computing history.
It’s hard to argue that seeing Jobs’s signature right there, in that familiar lowercase, front-and-center isn’t pretty awesome. For a collector this seems like a pretty solid purchase. Of course, if you happen to have an Apple fan in your life, this item worth thousands of dollars might make the perfect gift! Right? Right!
It might not be as exciting as the “extremely rare” Apple I manual from 1976 we saw go up for auction earlier this year, though. That really comes down to the individual.
Who thinks this will reach the total $7,500 value? Think it will go for less? Let me know in the comments.