Monday, August 20, 2018

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Apple iPod Shuffle 1st Gen brand new factory sealed

This is a 1st. generation Apple iPod Shuffle for the collector. The factory seal is intact and it has not been opened or used. It is the original 512 iPod shuffle that came with a neck lanyard and a battery charge that could go for 12 hours. Beyond that you know the details, as you may have had one when they came out and now you can add a factory sealed iDevice to your collection. This game changer mp3 player is priced at $75 plus postage at cost. There is another brand new and unused shuffle identical to this one with the only difference being the seal has been cut and an end flap opened once to verify contents. My faux pas is your gain; it is priced at $50 plus actual postage. To inquire contact Dave via

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Vintage Apple Garamond Font Mousepad

2 Apple Vintage Beige Mouse pads for sale. They were circulated throughout the mid-1990s to promote the Mac Performa and Power Macintosh desktop computer systems at domestic retailers, and were also sold at the Apple Company Store in Cupertino. These mousepads feature a smooth surface, imprinted with Apple's signature Garamond font typeface, on a beige background, designed to match the beige computer casing of the time. They measure 8 3/4" x 7" (213x178mm). These mouse pads are in very good condition, and today are considered to be rare and retro as a popular addition to any Mac collection. They are priced at $20 each, with mailing at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

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Friday, August 17, 2018

iMac At 20: 10 iMac Facts And History In Pictures

Macworld UK

Rare Power Computing Kozik Macworld "The Counter Assault Begins" poster

This is a rare and hard to find Frank Kozik "The Counter Assault Begins" poster. It measures approximately 21" x 34". The main text is: Power Computing - The Counter-Assault Begins. Macworld San Francisco 1997. Join Power Computing in Fighting Back for the Mac!

The original owner had this to say about it: "This poster is in great condition and has been in a protective storage since I acquired it during the 1997 Macworld Expo in San Francisco and was unrolled only to take this picture." This Apple clone poster was designed by punk rock poster artist Frank Kozik and was distributed at Macworld. "Kozik is best known to Macintosh users for these in-your-face illustrations for now-defunct Mac-clone maker Power Computing."

"Power Computing was the most successful of the Mac clone manufacturers in the mid to late 90's prior to Steve Job's return to Apple and putting an end to all the clone makers. Power Computing's booth at Macworld '97 in San Francisco was a big party. They rented Hummers, had mini flags with the company logo hanging from the front of the hood field marshal-style, and wore urban camouflage fatigues and berets."

"Their slogan was 'We're fighting back for the Mac!'  Their stated enemy was Microsoft, which pissed off the Microsoft people, as they would stand with a microphone on their stage and hurl barbs and insults in the direction of the Microsoft pavilion."
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Thursday, August 16, 2018

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Apple iPod Genius store employee shirt

This is an official Apple iPod Genius T-shirt in a size Large. It is a Hanes Beefy-T made in Honduras of 100% preshrunk cotton.This t-shirt was distributed circa 2004 by Apple for employee staff as an iPod Classic and Genius introduction promo.

There are two identical available; one new in a sealed factory bag and one new in an opened bag and only handled for these photos.  Sealed is priced at $65 and opened is $55 - postage is at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

there is a matching iTunes shirt available also, click the iTunes label below

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

How to disable My Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Sharing without erasing your photos


Vintage Apple IIe and IIgs Point of Sale Poster

This is a giant double sided vintage Apple II poster from the early days before the word *enhanced* was added to the keyboard on the IIe, possibly '84 to very early '85. One one side is the Apple IIe keyboard and on the reverse is the Apple IIGS keyboard. This is an Apple Dealer Point of Sale poster and is very rare.

It is not mint but would be a fine addition to any early Apple collection. There are a few creases and scratches, but no tears. There are pin holes in each corner, a scratch and pin size puncture in the tab key area and one small spot in the blue on one side looks touched up with a marker. This poster measures 20" high and 56" wide on heavy card stock poster paper and the photos show it on the fridge held in place with magnets. Not kidding here, it's one big poster and would make a great backdrop for a collection of classic beige Macs. It is reasonably priced at $75 with shipping in a heavy cardboard tube at cost of postage depending on location. To inquire contact Dave via

Apple IIe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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14 assorted vintage computer pinbacks

This is a collection of 14 vintage computer pins, all in good condition, plus one fridge magnet, which is the square Apple Starting Line at the bottom. The triangle Windows 3.0 button dates some of the collection to circa 1990 while the Macworld Graphics pin points towards the '96 expo in Boston. All 15 items can be purchased as a set for $15 plus $5 postage. To inquire contact Dave via

points of interest - here is the vintage reseller merchandising catalog page from Apple for the Starting Line promo - (you will have to copy/paste for the PDF to display)

also Macworld Expo: Graphics tools for Mac unveiled

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Monday, August 13, 2018

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authentic new-old-stock Bondi iMac intro t-shirt

This vintage Apple shirt has never been opened - it is a new-in-package Hanes Beefy-T size XL t-shirt celebrating the launch of the original Bondi iMac in 1998. The Apple part # L103122A tag is still attached.

This classic promo shirt came directly from Apple to the educational channels when the iMac was launched. It is priced at $60 with postage at cost. A size 2XL of the Bondi launch shirt is also available, click the bondi label below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Apple rainbow logo decals and stickers

This sticker is a rare and very hard-to-find item for the Apple collector. It is the 6-color logo that Apple no longer uses for their marketing. Genuine Apple product - Apple part number L01970A. The sticker is 2-1/2" by 3-1/4" in size and reads on the back of the sticker: Show your Apple colors! This is a static "no glue" logo for the inside of your car window. (The writing is not on the sticker but the backing that the sticker is on.) This is a fully re-usable sticker -- remove and move to any other window you like! several available, priced at $2.50 each - add $2 for postage in North America, $4 International. To inquire contact Dave via

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Friday, August 10, 2018

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Cult of Mac

GOOGLE 2007 Summer of Code T-shirt

New black Google T-shirt with Summer of Code 2007 graphic printed on the front. A Tiki mask with a mouth full of binary code is printed on the back. The fabric is preshrunk 100% cotton. It is a size Medium Beefy-T made in Honduras for Hanes.

From Wikipedia: The Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is an annual program, first held from May to August 2005,[1] in which Google awards stipends to hundreds of students who successfully complete a requested free software / open-source coding project during the summer. The event draws its name from the 1967 Summer of Love and the idea for the SoC came directly from Google's founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page.

This shirt is sourced from a high tech collector in Cupertino, California. It is priced at $22 and is available for mailing at cost of postage. To inquire contact Dave via

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Wednesday, August 08, 2018

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APPLE OS X Official Launch 2001 T-Shirt

Rare APPLE 2001 OS X launch white T-shirt XL with Aqua logo - not new but in excellent condition. Imported from a high tech collector in Cupertino, California. This vintage official Apple shirt promotes the First Customer Ship (FCS) of OS X Cheetah on March 24, 2001, which launched the renaissance of Apple Computer and the Puma, Jaguar, Panther, and Tiger operating systems.

OS X logo printed on front in Aqua Bondi Blue, with caption "The future is here". "March 24, 2001" is printed on back in Apple Garamond font, with the Apple logo and "Think Different" tag line. It is a white Men's Extra Large (XL) Hanes Beefy-T of 100% cotton. Price is $30, with mailing at cost of postage. K'Mac has a series of OS X launch/promo shirts available - click the OS X label below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Tuesday, August 07, 2018

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Cult of Mac

Apple 5th Gen Special Edition (Product)Red iPod Nano and shirt collection

This is the 5th gen iPod Nano with video. It is the Special Edition (Product)Red version and comes with the original box, charging cable, Getting Started booklet and white Apple decals. It has been restored to factory settings and is in like new condition.

A matching new 5th gen iPod Nano promo shirt is also available. It is a size large made in the USA by American Apparel. It shows a red iPod on the front with the text "nano shoots video." The shirt was given to Apple employees for the launch of the new iPod nano and the new series is shown on the back. It was not available to the public and is out of production. The red was the rarest shirt as the (Product)Red nano was only available directly from Apple, not at the stores.

The iPod Nano is priced at $90 and the matching shirt is $30. They are available separately or as a set with insured shipping in a sturdy box at cost of postage. A new red aftermarket set of ear buds is included if purchased as a set. To inquire contact Dave via

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Monday, August 06, 2018

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Macworld UK

Apple launch ITunes for Windows poster 2003 - Hell Froze Over

This is a rare Apple poster for the 2003 launch of iTunes for Windows. The text is Hell Froze Over. Introducing iTunes for Windows. The best Windows app ever written.

The size is approx. 24" x 36" - it has never been displayed and there are no holes however it does have small edge creases, and one longer crease near the bottom. It is from a private Apple employee collection and is priced at $100 - mailed in a cardboard tube at cost of postage. There is another one available with no creases, never displayed, for $150. To inquire contact Dave via

Missingbite has one for a nickel shy of $200 bucks: Hell Froze Over Poster

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Saturday, August 04, 2018

APPLE M4551 15" dual bulb LCD Inverter board

15" LCD Display Inverter board - new in box - one only
P/N- 6633TZA003A, LG1501, 1GTZ0438, U04.032.C.00
Compatible with: Apple M4551 15" LCD Monitor
price: $20 plus postage at cost
To inquire contact Dave via

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Friday, August 03, 2018

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Macromedia Freehand Graphics pin

This is a Macromedia Freehand Graphics Studio 7 pin. It measures 3 inches across and is in excellent condition. It has become quite rare in the wild and is offered for the high tech collector at $15 with postage at cost depending on destination. To inquire contact Dave via

read more: Macromedia FreeHand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Thursday, August 02, 2018

How to recover data from damaged Mac or external drive

Macworld UK

Mac OSX Server 10.3 unlimited client boxed software

Opened box with seemingly unused original Apple OSX Server 10.3 system software with unlimited client license. This is a boxed 4-disk CD set with manuals, 2 disk install set, Admin tools, X-Code CD and 2 white Apple decals. It includes the license code for unlimited client use.

This disk set can be installed on any Mac with a G3, G4 or G5 processor (excluding some upgrade cards), at least 128MB of physical RAM and built in USB. Also on hand is an opened box and possibly unused disks 10.3 Family pack 5 users and an open box 10.3.2 Retail version. All are complete boxes, including stickers. To inquire about prices, click the Read more or contact Dave via
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Wednesday, August 01, 2018

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2014 Apple iPhone 6 Launch Day Poster

This genuine Apple poster was created for the September 9 launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It was distributed internally to Apple employees only and shows a black on black iPhone 6. There is a small line of text at the bottom right with ™ and © 2014 Apple Inc.

This poster was not for sale by Apple and is a fine collector item as it is not the typical advertising poster that Apple has produced lately detailing item features.

The poster measures 24" by 36" and fits a standard frame as shown. It is priced at $55 and ships in a heavy duty cardboard tube at cost of postage. Multiple posters (or shirts, as they will slip inside) do not add to postage - click the labels below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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Macworld UK

Gold label Apple Computer mugs collection

This is a collection of 3 excellent condition gilded Apple Computer ceramic mugs. The white center mug is decorated with the gold bitten apple logo and gold letters in the Garamond font. The Apple Specialist mug on the right has a gold bitten apple and white Garamond text. The red bitten apple mug on the left has Apple printed in gold Garamond font.

All 3 are unused and cabinet stored since the '80's. They have been assembled here as a set for the discerning Apple collector. They were all special presentation items and made in very limited quantities. This set of three gilt monogrammed Apple mugs is priced at $280 USD with double boxed and insured shipping at cost of postage. They are mirror displayed in front of a 24 x 36 iPhone 6 launch poster that is also available. There are a few other Apple mugs available - click the label below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Monday, July 30, 2018

How to format a flash drive for Mac and PC compatibility in macOS High Sierra

Apple World Today


For the Apple collector
Matches the Graphite G4 Tower
Model Number: M6496
Max Resolution: 1600 X 1200
Connection Type: PC 15 PIN VGA
It is priced at $40, was $800 new. No shipping on this, it is available for pickup in Nelson BC. To inquire contact Dave via

There is also an Apple CRT Studio Display with the ADC connector for $50. Click the monitor label below.

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Apple rainbow power cord for G3 iMacs

This is an original Apple rainbow striped power cord from the early G3 iMacs that works on computers with the standard plug (not G4 iMacs with the mickey mouse plug). They have become rare for the G3 iMac collector. There are several of these genuine Apple 6' cords available, priced at $10 each plus postage at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

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Apple Macintosh vintage bumper sticker collection

This is a collection of 6 genuine Apple and Macintosh bumper stickers in 3 different designs from the 90's. They are vinyl and tend to stretch and distort a bit though one of each design is markedly in better condition. The smallest sticker, top, is about 3x9.

The price for this collection is $120 and that includes postage. There are other Apple stickers and decals available - click the labels below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Monday, July 23, 2018

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Apple Store Employee iPod Nano Pocket Karma T-Shirt

This rare Apple Employee T-Shirt was the promo for the launch of the new iPod Nano "Product Red" Special Edition. A percentage of sales of the Product Red iPod Nano were given to Aids research. The front (shown) has "Pocket Karma" in white lettering. The back reads "Introducing iPod Nano (Product) Red Special Edition." The left sleeve features the bitten Apple logo.

It is a red size Medium short sleeve t-shirt, made in the USA by American Apparel of 100% cotton. This (Product) Red Nano shirt is in great condition - it has been washed once by an Apple employee in California. It is priced at $30 and is available for mailing at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

(a size Small and Large are now also available - same as above)

read about the 2006 launch Apple Announces iPod nano (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Vintage Embroidered Apple Rainbow Logo sticker collection

A baker's dozen of vintage embroidered bitten rainbow Apple logo stickers. Apple supplied them as dealership promotional items from the 80's to mid 90's. They are the classic 6 color logos measuring almost an inch high. There were at least 2 styles - some were on strips of paper 3 to a strip and some were on a roll. Some had paper backing and some were attached to plastic strips.

They could originally be stuck onto most surfaces, and ironed or sewn onto clothing. Over the years the glue has dried on some so no promises on them retaining any adhesive qualities. They are new-old-stock and came from various sources as sets of 3 (shown) and 4 and 6. They are available as a complete collection of 13 for $90 and that includes postage. To inquire contact Dave via

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Apple Almost Built a Futuristic Cybercafe in 1997 With Computers at Every Table

Mac Rumors

1998 SF Apachecon web conference promo shirts

Apachecon '98 web conference promo shirts from San Francisco. There are two available: a size Medium (38-40) and a 2XL (50-52). They are not new but seem to be in good worn and washed condition. Both are Hanes Beefy-T 100% preshrunk cotton. They are priced at $5 each. Also available for $5 is a white size Large Web Design & Development t-shirt from the same conference -- June 21-25, 1998 -- with Macworld, Microsoft, Vignette and MacWEEK running through the brightly colored mountain climbing graphics on the front. Take your pick from 3 clean and presentable heavy cotton vintage high tech shirts - all are a good deal, especially if you remember the conference and want a memento from back in the day. Mailing at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Dogbert w/Mall TV Apple Store Sale animation art cel

This is an original production art cel from the 1999 season of the Dilbert TV cartoon show. The size is 13"x11". This is the original back painted cel accompanied by a glossy presentation background. It is now a lost art as Dilbert was one of the last hand painted cartoon shows prior to the transition to digital.

These Dilbert episodes originally were broadcast on the UPN network, but you can still see them on the Comedy Central cable channel. This cel was purchased from Nigelwackenfrets in Florida - the only source for the originals. It is highly collectible and is accompanied by certificate that this is an authentic Dilbert TV cartoon production art cel but aside from that this is one fine Apple collectible. It is reasonably priced at $75 unmounted/unframed in the shipping tube. Special cel matting is required. There is another Dilbert/Apple art cell available - click the Dilbert label below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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Macworld UK

Macintosh "The Power To Crush The Other Kids" sleeveless shirt

This is a 2nd generation version of the NBC Saturday Night Live commercial skit that parodies the Macintosh ad. It is a gray sleeveless size Large Fruit of the Loom HEAVY brand made in the USA of 100% preshrunk cotton.

The design is descibed on page 184 of the Apple T-Shirts Book and is the sanctioned Apple registered trademark that was sold at the San Francisco Macworld in 1996 and then at the original Apple Company Store. I do not know where the sleeveless version first appeared or whether this is a one-off for an Apple evangelist.

This shirt is in very good condition with some signs of washing on the screened Apple logo which remains quite colorful. The two small ® marks are still visible and the text is crisp. If sleeveless is not your cup of T, it could be cropped and framed as a classic SNL memento. It is priced at $55 with mailing available at cost of postage. There is also a 1st gen sleeved version and a very rare long sleeve black version available - click the labels below. To inquire contact Dave via

Nov '14 update: there is a brand new old stock 2nd gen short sleeve and long sleeve (with ® on both the Macintosh and the rainbow Apple) they are priced at $85 and $95 respectively

MacIntosh Jr, The power to CRUSH the other kids - SNL skit

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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Mission: Impossible Apple product placement collection

Offered for sale is a collection of vintage Apple memorabilia from the original 1996 Tom Cruise Mission: Impossible movie. All 4 items feature the rainbow Apple logo. Apple Product Placement had arranged for the PowerBook to have a major role in the movie. At the top is the Apple Mission Impossible poster in mint condition. It is a gloss poster on white “cardstock” paper with no pinholes, tears or tape markings. It measures 26" by 38". It is priced at $75.

The matching companion black Apple Computer Expect The Impossible T-shirt is on the left. It has been washed but appears to be new with a bright crisp tag and no cracking on the screened graphics. It is a size XL Fruit of the Loom Heavy brand made in the USA of 100% preshrunk cotton. It is priced at $50.

To the right in the photo is the official Apple promo movie poster - it measures 13 x 19 inches. It is in very good condition and is printed on regular weight poster paper. This seldom seen Apple product placement poster is priced at $35.

At the bottom of the picture is a very rare Mission: Impossible hat with a plastic adjustable strap and an embroidered bitten Apple rainbow logo. It was made in the USA, is in good condition but is not new and is priced at $70.

The 4 piece collection is available for $250. If you choose not to include the hat, then the price is $180 and both posters and the shirt will fit in a single cardboard tube for mailing at cost of postage. Adding the hat will require a larger box. To inquire contact Dave via

note the posters at this artist conception of the Apple Cafe

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Monday, July 16, 2018

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Quicksilver PowerMac G4 black promo banner

This is a very finely woven black Apple PowerMac G4 Quicksilver promotional banner. It measures 2 feet wide and over 5 feet tall with sewn-in rod hanging pockets on both ends. This highly collectible Apple banner has never been displayed, hung or handled except to take this photo.

It is printed on one side, with the words PowerMac G4 below the Quicksilver graphic and the Apple and Think Different logo near the bottom of the banner. On the back bottom edge are the Apple copyright dated 2001 and the part number L14426A. It is reasonably priced at $85 and is available for local pick-up or mailing. To inquire contact Dave via

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Vintage Macintosh Apple II Lapel Pin

This is a vintage Apple Computer pin from the 1980's that was distributed by the Apple Education Dealers. It was given to students who participated in the Apple II tutorial in school or to customers who took the in-store sessions. Graduates of this very popular program received their "wings" upon completion.

The pin is new-old-stock-in-original-box and the box measures 1 3/4 by 1 inch. The pin is 1 1/4 inch long and has a butterfly clasp on the back. It is priced at $28 plus postage at cost.

To inquire contact Dave via

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Friday, July 13, 2018

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GOOGLE Dance 2007 T-shirt

This Google Dance 2007 T-shirt is brand new without tags. It is a size Medium and is made of 100% cotton by American Apparel.
* Google Dance logo printed on front.
* Color: Black with classy graphics.
* Size: Men's Medium.
This rare Google t-shirt is priced at $20. A 2006 Google Dance t-shirt available also - click the Google Dance label below. To inquire contact Dave via - mailing is available for all shirts at the cost of the postage.

What is Google Dance? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Topps Steve Jobs rookie card

This is a 2011 Topps Trading Card of Apple Computers co-founder Steve Jobs. The card is numbered 122 and it measures 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches. It is from the 1970 series and titled Apple Founded with a write up on the back titled Fruit of Their Labors and describes the 1976 Apple I and the Apple founders Jobs, Wozniak and Wayne.

It appears to be in mint collectible condition and comes in a clear plastic card saver. It is priced at $25 and that includes postage. There are other collectible items available, click the labels below. To inquire contact Dave via

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