Clean Sweep Auctions is currently hosting its unique to the industry two-day affordable card, autograph and memorabilia auction.
The Two-day Memorabilia and Autograph Auction ends April 5 and 6.
According to the company it is by far the strongest auction of this type that it has ever offered. The auction is loaded with rare autographs, a deep selection of baseball memorabilia and a run of signed baseballs.
Day one of the auction is devoted to baseball autographs, mainly flats. Day two contains a smaller but quality selection of baseball cards, mainly from 1960 to the present, a selection from all of the major sports, a world of baseball memorabilia and ends with a large run of single and team-signed baseballs.
Day one starts with autographed cards. Included are many fine HOFer signed vintage cards, cards from Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle and many Red Sox team lots from the 1950s and 1960s and other quality group lots. There is also a solid selection of Perez Steele signed postcards from three different series. Collectors of Yellow HOF Plaques will see a strong selection, with both scarcities and manageable group lots of several key players.
A key part of the auction is 8x10 photos. Checking in at a full 100 different lots, there are classic HOFers, multi-signed images and some scarcities/rarities as well.
Autograph album pages are another high point of the auction, with note to a fresh collection of single signed pages signed in the 1940s. Of note are Eddie Collins, Kiki Cuyler, Joe DiMaggio, Jimmie Foxx, Arky Vaughan and Ted Williams among others.
There is a strong offering of 3x5s, with a good mix of HOFers and rarities, including Harry Agganis and Paul Waner. There are many fine cuts, including a pre-accident Roy Campanella, a rookie Mickey Mantle, Herb Pennock, Branch Rickey, Arky Vaughan, Ed Walsh and Tom Yawkey. GPC collectors will see desirable pieces from Mort Cooper, Bill Doak and Arlie Latham among others. Day one concludes with many signed large prints, signed jerseys, desirable vintage signed programs, hats, photos and all sorts of other signed items.
Day two starts with baseball cards.
There are many high-grade Topps sets from the 1970s onward and quality group lots, some very clean partial sets and high number runs from the 1960s and 1970s. There is a run of better early 1980s unopened product and many high powered group lots from the 1970s and 1980s with a world of stars and rookie cards. Baseball singles go back to the 1950s, and include a 1952 Star Cal Decal of Willie Mays and a run of clean Topps star cards from 1960-1967.
Basketball comes next, with many better 1990s team balls, a Michael Jordan signed mini basketball and more.
Football is a big part of the auction, with note to a selection of signed Goal Line postcards. The fruits of the work of a very discriminating and hard working collector, this has virtually every key card and an outstanding single lot of more than 200 different pieces. There are also many signed football jerseys and signed footballs.
Baseball memorabilia has as many lots as Clean Sweep has ever offered, starting with nearly 75 lots of vintage publications going back to the 1930s. Nearly 40 different lots of signed bats are offered, with many good black bats and more than 30 different lots of game used and related bats.
Many World Series tickets going back to the 1950s and some tough full tickets are available. There is a run of vintage pins, some interesting pennants going back to the 1940s and a truly eclectic offering of baseball memorabilia in many categories.
The auction concludes with signed baseballs, with more than 200 different lots of single signed baseballs, with many HOFers, rarities, stars and many quality group lots.
Team baseballs go back to the 1930s, checking in with nearly 80 lots. There are high-grade team baseballs from the 1940s through the 1960s, All Star baseballs and championship team baseballs among much more. Quality All Star baseballs from the 1990s through 2008 that are special are also available.
For more information or to bid, visit www.cleansweepauctions.com.