One might say floppy disks are a thing of the past. But not this one. This Macintosh floppy disk signed by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was recently auctioned for a whopping $84,115. Auctioneers were expecting the disk to go for a humble $7,500. But they underestimated its value by far, as its selling price went above and beyond expectations
There’s a reason this piece of memorabilia fetched the big bucks. Jobs was well-known for his reluctance to sign things, and the rarity coupled with his legendary status is what made the buyer shell out big bucks for this collector’s item.
RR auction said that the 3.5-inch disk itself is a Macintosh System Tools Version 6.0, signed in black felt tip, which says ‘steve jobs.’ It is in fine condition, with slight brushing to the ink.
This is not the first item signed by Jobs that has gone for auction. A Toy Story movie poster signed by him had gone under the hammer for a minimum price of $25,000. A commemorative plaque with his signature went for $15,000 earlier this year. And a copy of Macworld with his signature went for $10,000.