Steve Jobs autographed magazine cover sells for $16,638 at auction

A copy of Fortune magazine from 1989 featuring Steve Jobs, and reluctantly signed by him, was sold by one of his drivers.

The cover of the Oct. 9, 1989 issue of Fortune magazine featuring Steve Jobs was auctioned for almost 5,000 times its original cover price of $ 3.50. The cover is autographed “To Terry, Steve Jobs” and dates from when he was with NeXT.

“I was one of Jobs’ chauffeur-drivers for several years before asking Jobs to sign this magazine,” Terry says – last name withheld – as part of his letter of authenticity at auction. “Although Jobs subsequently called my limousine company to complain about the autograph request.”

The auction, held on Thursday, July 30 by Nate D. Saunders Auctions, was a general collection of historical papers, photographs, and certain items, although it was the only item related to Apple. He had a reserve of $ 11,000 and there were three bids.

Left: full coverage. Right: close-up of the autograph

Fortune’s cover measures 9 “x 10.875” and Brent Schlender’s Steve Jobs feature focuses on “How Steve Jobs Bonded With IBM”. The full text is still available, behind a pay wall, on the Fortune website.

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