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Former Vancouver Apple Store employee Sam Sung auctioning off business card for charity

A former Apple Store employee in Vancouver who shot to Internet fame two years ago after a photo of his business card bearing his coincidental name went viral online is auctioning off his last business card for charity.

Sam Sung, who previously worked as an Apple specialist at the Pacific Centre store location, hasn't worked for the tech company in years. But when  he recently stumbled upon his last Apple business card when it fell out of a book, he decided to auction it off on eBay, along with his Apple employee t-shirt and name tag.

"I had a great time working for Apple and would recommend it to anyone," Sung wrote on his eBay post. "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."

 Sam Sung's business card which went viral in October 2012.

Sam Sung's business card which went viral in October 2012.

Sung is donating all of the proceeds to the B.C. and Yukon chapters of the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, a not-for-profit that grants wishes to sick children.

On Wednesday, bidding on the framed, autographed item was already up over $1,000 and steadily climbing by the second.

Sung became a viral sensation in October 2012 when a visitor to the Apple Store noticed his business card and posted a photo of it online. The two competing tech giants have been involved in a string of bitter patent feuds.