Clean Sweep Auctions opens 2019 with the largest auction ever offered by the company.
Checking in at over 1,100 lots, this auction contains a variety of cards, autographs and memorabilia. With many great collections, this is an auction that should truly have something for almost anyone.
The auction begins with these key lots: E120 Babe Ruth, high grade PSA-graded 1950 Bowman Baseball set, a 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle rookie card graded SGC 4.5, a 1956 Topps set with many key cards graded PSA 7, a similar 1966 Topps set, a custom Mickey Mantle bat with a Triple Crown inscription, a 1920s Walter Johnson signed Exhibit card, a rare Elston Howard single signed ball, a Babe Ruth autograph signed two months before he died, and an 18th century John Hancock signed document.
The auction continues with an offering of Old Judge cards. This offering is notable for its quantity and quality. Included in the 191 different lots are six rare spotted ties and 24 different Hall of Famers with scarcities.
Single baseball cards offer three T206s with Broad Leaf 350 backs, an E98 run, a run of 1948 Leafs with short-prints, a 1951 Bowman Mantle PSA 1.5, a 1954 Topps Hank Aaron rookie PSA 6, a PSA 8 and 9 Red Heart run, and many PSA 8 and 9 key cards from the 1960s.
Baseball card sets and lots start with T206s and go into the early 1980s. These include the usual offerings of mid-grade Topps and Bowman sets, along with a PSA-graded 1964 Stand Up set and some oddball lots.
Baseball autographs are well represented in the auction. Highlights include a signed 1958 Topps Yankee team set, key GPCs including a rare Mordecai Brown, a Lou Gehrig/Johnny Grabowski cut, hundreds of quality 8x10s in lots, Mickey Mantle’s signed 1951 high school yearbook, a run of Derek Jeter signed large prints, and several signed books and signed bats.
Signed baseballs include a mint Roger Maris single, some rare singles including Jake Pitler and several quality group lots. Team signed baseballs include 1928 A’s, 1930 Cubs, 1936 Yankees and 1952 Yankees.
Entertainment autographs are a high point of the auction. Filling up 10 pages, this is Clean Sweep’s largest offering ever. Most of these autographs are from a single-owner collection from the early 1950s, introduced to the hobby for the first time here. The content includes Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Humphrey Bogart and just about any key star you can think of from the early 1950s.
Collectors of non-sports cards should have a field day, with many quality group lots, including: 1933 National Chicle Dare Devils, 1933 Sea Raiders, 1938 Horrors of War, a 1948 Leaf Pirates PSA-graded set and much more.
Basketball collectors will see classic rookie cards and a selection of LeBron James and Michael Jordan signed jerseys and large prints.
Football collectors will see card sets, many top Tom Brady signed items, a run of Super Bowl MVP signed programs, and a collection of thousands of vintage college and high school pins.
Baseball memorabilia closes out the auction. Included are 1920s and 1930s World Series programs, game used and early collector bats, several signs, a Hartland Statue section including a rare Mickey Mantle ash tray, a 1958 vintage Yankees team photo that likely hung in Yankee Stadium, and a 1996 Atlanta Braves ring.
Bidding ends on Jan. 30.
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