A diverse collection of more than 1,000 sports cards and sports memorabilia items, some of the most interesting Clean Sweep Auctions has ever featured, makes up the Major October 14th Auction that is underway.
Several single-owner collections fresh to the hobby make up the foundation of the auction. They include an originally owned early 1950s baseball card collection with a 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle, a run of PSA 8-PSA 10s from the late 1950s through the 1970s that are generally outstanding for their grades, a baseball HOF autograph collection, and a collection of 1980s NBA game jerseys and equipment.
The key card items in the auction include an E90-1 Shoeless Joe Jackson SGC 1.5, a T206 Tinker SGC 4 with a Lenox back, a T206 Ty Cobb Green Background SGC 5, a 1933 DeLong Lou Gehrig PSA 4, all four 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth cards PSA 1 to PSA 4, two 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantles that are superb for their grade (PSA 2.5 and PSA 4), a 1951 Wheaties Mantle PSA 7, a 1953 Topps Complete Set (all PSA graded), a 1954 Topps Henry Aaron PSA 5, a 1956 Topps Mantle PSA 8, a 1962 Topps near-complete master set, and a 1965 Topps Joe Namath Rookie Card PSA 7.
Other key items include Mickey Cochrane’s 1928 Philadelphia A’s team-signed document with Ty Cobb and many HOFers, Tony Lazzeri’s 1930 Yankees player contract, a 1951 Brooklyn Dodgers signed piece with 36 signatures, a 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers-signed World Series Program with Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella, a Babe Ruth single-signed ball, a Perez Steele Lloyd Waner, and a 1962 Green Bay Packers-signed football.
Baseball autograph collectors will see many fine items like slabbed-signed Sandy Koufax and Harmon Killebrew Rookies, a 1960 Leaf lot of 90 different signed cards, a 1961 Fleer Bobo Newsom, and 1974 Laughlin Old Time Black Stars Satchel Paige, Willie Wells and Hilton Smith slabbed-signed cards as well.
For classic HOF collectors, there are autographs from Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, a terrific 1920s piece with Ty Cobb and Harry Heilmann, a high-end Grover Cleveland Alexander 3x5, a Cumberland Posey cut, a remarkable 1915 Miller Huggins ALS, a superb 1939 Honus Wagner-signed HOF FDC and more.
Signed baseball collectors will see some tougher single-signed balls, many lots of balls with HOFers and stars and multi-signed balls, including a superb Cy Young that is 100 percent displayable as a single. Team balls date to the 1920s and include several Championship and All-Star balls.
Baseball card collectors will see a small run of Old Judges with some HOFers, a N28 Adrian C. Anson SGC 3, two T206 Cobbs (PSA 1 and SGC 2.5), a T206 Walter Johnson Portrait PSA 4, some very nice T3 Turkey Reds, a 1919 W514 Joe Jackson SGC 3, 1930 W554s with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, a run of 1948 Leafs with many short-prints and a PSA 4 Babe Ruth, a 1952 Topps Willie Mays and Jackie Robinson in very conservative PSA 4 and 4.5 holders, a 1954 Wilson Weiner Ted Williams PSA 2.5, a 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente RC PSA 3.5, a 1956 Topps Jackie Robinson PSA 8, and hundreds of super sharp stars and tough commons from 1959-1976, including a boatload of PSA 9s and several PSA 10s.
For modern baseball card collectors, there are three quality Mike Trout cards, including a 2009 Bowman Sterling signed card (Beckett 9.5/10). Many baseball card sets and lots ranging from tobacco cards to sharp lots of 1980s sets are included.
Basketball collectors will see a 1950 Royal Desserts George Mikan, two Michael Jordan Rookies (PSA 7, 8) and three PSA 8 1986-87 Fleer packs, one with a Michael Jordan sticker on the back. Other unopened basketball items include a 2003-04 Topps wax box and various 2019 Panini sealed items. Basketball autographs include a 1961-62 Fleer Jerry West signed Rookie Card and a 1972 Topps Pete Maravich signed card.
Approximately 30 1980s and 1990s era basketball game jerseys from a single owner are featured; mainly Celtics and Pistons items, with Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, Robert Parish, Isiah Thomas and Bill Walton among others. Football collectors will see a nice mix of high-grade singles, complete sets and quality autographed items. Hockey collectors will see a Bobby Orr RC PSA 2.5 and Wayne Gretzky Rookie PSA 8 as well as a run of sets.
There are also several game-used baseball jerseys and bats, and a superb 1917 Chicago White Sox panoramic print with Shoeless Joe Jackson among other interesting items.
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