I’m sure you’ve all heard of the famous Sotheby’s auction house , which has been a hotbed for auctioning off items that attract the interest of the general public on many occasions. This time it’s about objects related to the history of Apple and really interesting, but if you’re thinking of getting some of them, you’d better prepare your pocket, since their starting prices are high and can go up during the bidding.
This is a handwritten letter from Steve Jobs himself from 1974 addressed to Atari engineers in which he provided them with ideas to improve the video game “World Cup Soccer” by adding variety to it. But if this object has an obvious interest as it is a letter written on sheets of paper with the Atari logo by Steve Jobs, the second object will have a strong interest for all hardware lovers.
It is nothing more and nothing less than a motherboard of the Apple I . Of the fifty that still exist, only six are functional, and this is one of them. The board is accompanied by a cassette player and manuals that came with it. Apple sold this board for 666 dollars, and it was the user who had to provide himself with cassettes, monitor and keyboard. This motherboard will be auctioned next month at a starting price of between 120 and 180 thousand dollars .
Steve Jobs’ letter to Atari will come with a starting price of $15,000. We’ll see what money will be bought at the end, since not long ago Sotheby’s auctioned off an original Apple contract signed by Steve Jobs and it reached a price of 1.6 million dollars. It seems that for some people the crisis does not exist.