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Former Apple employee Sam Sung auctioning off his business card for charity

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Update: With four days to go, Sam's little charity auction is doing pretty well... the top bid is currently a hair above US$80,000. High-end luxury automobile vs. framed t-shirt and business card, you choose!

If you've ever happened upon a list of the most interesting business cards, you've undoubtedly stumbled across the business card of an Apple employee named, of all things, Sam Sung.

For a little while, Sung worked as an Apple retail store specialist in Vancouver before leaving for a recruiting agency last year.

Now comes word via Pocket-Lint that Sung found one of his last remaining "Sam Sung" business cards and is auctioning it off on eBay in an effort to raise money for charity.

The eBay listing reads in part:

I came across one of my old business cards the other day when it fell out of a book.

So, with a view to raising money for a very deserving charity, I'm auctioning the only "Apple Sam Sung" business card I have left and I'm going to donate ALL of the proceeds [minus eBay fees] to Children's Wish, BC & Yukon - a not-for-profit that grants wishes to sick children.

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I had a great time working for Apple and would recommend it to anyone. I hope my old business card will go to another fellow Apple enthusiast with a sense of humour and the desire to help raise some money for a good cause. Although the auction is for my business card alone, I have framed it alongside my old uniform [as seen in the picture] and I will arrange to courier it [frame, t-shirt and lanyard INCLUDED] to you. Good luck.

The auction ends in 9 days and the winning bid at the moment stands at $1,000, a marked increase from an initial bid of just $0.99.

Here's what the card looks like up close.

And lastly, you might recall that Sung even received a subtle shoutout in Samsung's well-done Super Bowl commercial starring Paul Rudd and Seth Rogan a few years back.

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