PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – Let’s be honest. With modern sports cards selling for millions of dollars, it may seem the only way you can enjoy the sports collecting hobby these days is to be rich. Filthy rich.
Clean Sweep Auctions upcoming April auction is offering something incredibly rare: affordability.
Featuring a hefty 2,386 lots, with all of them sporting a retail value of $500 or less and low minimum bids, Clean Sweep’s April 21-22 event offers a wide variety of items for the collector on a budget.
Have a soft spot for the 1964 Washington Senators? Then you’ll enjoy a pristine 9.5 ball loaded with 30 autographs. Manager Gil Hodges’s signature occupies the sweet spot. Other autographs include Don Zimmer, Bill Skowron and Claude Osteen.
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A 1960 World Series Game 7 ticket is also on the block. The game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees was immortalized when the Pirates Bill Mazeroski became the first player to hit a game-ending and Series-winning home run.
For football historians there’s a strong example of the 1967 AFL-NFL Championship game program. What is now known as Super Bowl I, the championship game featured Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers and Hank Stram’s Kansas City Chiefs. Bart Starr would be named game MVP by leading the Packers to a 35-10 victory.
Also of interest is a very clean green-and-white official Boston Celtics basketball with 17 signatures, highlighted by Red Auerbach, Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, Robert Parish, Dennis Johnson and Reggie Lewis – a rare mix of Celtics greats.
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