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Rare award signed by Steve Jobs hits the market for $95,000

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Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is widely regarded as one of the most innovative minds in tech history. So, when an item signed by Jobs hits the market, it’s sure to attract attention from collectors and fans alike. This time, it’s a rare award plaque signed by Jobs in 2000 that’s up for sale at Moments In Time, a memorabilia dealer.

The award plaque is a 10-year anniversary award presented to an Apple employee, Suzanne Lindbergh, who worked in marketing at the company. The plaque recognizes those who have contributed a decade of personal achievement to Apple’s success. Jobs used a black felt-tip pen to sign his name at the bottom of the plaque.

What makes this plaque especially rare is that Jobs rarely signed autographs or left his signature on items. In fact, he was known for refusing to sign autographs for fans and collectors, so there aren’t many items out there with his signature. Apple even transitioned to facsimile signatures on its anniversary awards, making Jobs’ signature even more valuable.

The letter accompanying the plaque reads, “This ten-year plaque recognizes those who have contributed a decade of personal achievement to Apple’s phenomenal success. Apple honors you not only for your talent, enthusiasm and energy, but also for your ten years of creativity and career commitment. We hope you continue to believe, as we do, that the journey in itself is the best reward.”

Moments In Time is asking $95,000 for the plaque, and considering that a letter written by Jobs telling a fan he doesn’t give autographs and then signing it sold for almost $500,000 at an auction a few years ago, the plaque could very well be worth the price tag.

Steve Jobs passed away in 2011, making his signature even more valuable to collectors and fans. Don’t miss the chance to own a piece of tech history with this rare award signed by one of the greatest minds in tech.

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