A rare “Toy Story” poster signed by Apple and Pixar co-founder Steve Jobs sold at auction this week for $31,250, setting a record for a poster signed by the tech titan.
The poster, which features the iconic “Toy Story” characters Sheriff Woody and Buzz Lightyear, was signed by the enigmatic Jobs “sometime after 1995,” according to the auction house, Nate D. Sanders.
“Jobs’ legendary vision is evident in his backing of Pixar,” the auction house wrote in a description of the lot. “‘Toy Story’ was a smashing success earning three Academy Award nominations, earning $373.6 million at the box office and securing its reputation as one of the finest animated movies of all time.”
(Credit: Nate D. Sanders)
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The poster, which measures 24” x 36,” was signed by Jobs on the bottom with a black marker. A letter of authenticity was also included in the lot, which was expected to sell for $25,000.
A spokesman for the auction house told Fox News that a Jobs-signed poster from the 1992 NextWorld Expo poster in San Francisco sold for $19,600 in 2017.
Steve Jobs, the late founder and former CEO of Apple. (Reuters)
The Apple co-founder, who passed away in October 2011, purchased Pixar from “Star Wars” creator George Lucas in 1986, after it was spun off into an independent company from LucasFilm. Ironically, Disney would later go on to buy both Pixar and LucasFilm in separate multibillion dollar transactions, with the Pixar acquisition making Jobs Disney’s largest shareholder prior to his death.
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