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Most lots in Clean Sweep auction retail for $500 or less

The April auction hosted by Clean Sweep Auctions is filled with collectibles from a variety of sports, with most of the items retailing for $500 or less.

Nearly all the auction items in the current Clean Sweep auction have a retail value of $500 or less and low minimum bids.

The auction takes place over two days, April 10-11.

Day one is all about baseball autographs, beginning with autographed cards, including a run of slabbed 1964 Topps Giants, 1978 Grand Slam HOFers/scarcities and a strong run of signed Yellow HOF Plaques.

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The auction continues with a large selection of signed 8x10 photos, with emphasis on both HOFers and scarcities. There are some quality 3x5s and cut signatures, including a vintage Roy Campanella. Also available are full team signed sheets from the 1960s, signed equipment including a Sandy Koufax Cooperstown Collection jersey, many better signed cachets, including group lots and much more.

Collectors of signed vintage magazines and programs should love this auction, as there is a fresh run of high quality programs signed by Hank Aaron, Joe DiMaggio, Willie Mays, Casey Stengel and Ted Williams among many others.

Single signed baseball collectors will have hundreds of lots to peruse, many including very tough to find deceased players, a large run of HOF singles and many baseballs with desirable inscriptions. There are many group lots of single signed balls at the end of this section.

Team and multi-signed balls close out day one. These go back to the 1930s, and offer a very eclectic mix of key teams, All Star Game balls and some top condition team balls.

Day two starts with baseball cards. These span over 100 years. Highlights include a run of 1947-1966 Exhibits with many scarcities, four 1950 Drakes slabbed cards, many interesting better oddball items from the 1960s and the 1970s, clean 1960s star cards and common lots and also some complete sets. There is a selection of 1964 Stand Ups with a Mickey Mantle and Carl Yastrzemski, 1964 Topps Venezuela cards with HOFers and quality unopened packs and boxes from the mid-1970s through the mid-1980s in this section.

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Basketball comes next, including many signed items from classic HOF players, a small offering of cards and many quality publications going back to the 1940s. Boxing collectors will see some nicer Ali signed items and a mix of autographs and memorabilia.

Football is always a big part of these auctions. The current auction has a run of uncommon football publications going back to the 1940s, many signed items and a nice selection of clean single cards, lots and sets from the 1950s through the 1980s.

Hockey collectors will have many nice contemporary signed items from key HOFers available, as well as publication lots back to the 1930s and clean cards going back to the 1950s with some better 1980s wax.

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Baseball memorabilia closes out the auction. One of Clean Sweep’s best offerings, it begins with a wide range of baseball publications, including many scarce programs and Baseball Magazines from 1909-1910. There is a big run of antique bats and Clean Sweep’s largest offering ever of vintage bobbin head dolls. There are pennant lots, pin lots and many more interesting and unusual memorabilia items.

For a complete list of lots in the auction, visit www.cleansweepauctions.com.

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