Clean Sweep’s current auction is its unique to the industry affordable autograph and memorabilia-only auction. Most of the items in this auction have a retail value of $500 or less, and low minimum bids.
Day one of the auction is all about baseball autographs. Leading off is a selection of signed cards, including many quality partial vintage signed Topps lots from 1958-1971. There are two nice 1953 and 1954 Billy Martin signed Topps cards and a rare vintage signed 1964 Topps Giant Hank Aaron among much more.
A collection of signed vintage All Star and World Series tickets follow. Signed 8x10 photos include a 1954 Giants, 2016 Yankees, a vintage Hank Greenberg, several single and multi-signed Mickey Mantle photos and much more. There is a solid run of signed Yellow HOF Plaques with several scarcities and key HOFers. Collectors of 3x5 cards will see some tougher signatures and quality HOFers.
Check collectors will a nice Ty Cobb signed check. Original Yankee player contracts from the late 1920s and early 1930s are also available. There are some signed equipment lots up for bid, including Derek Jeter and Mike Trout signed batting helmets, a Derek Jeter 2014 All Star Game jersey, and a wide variety of signed large prints and oversized items.
Single signed baseballs close out the first day of the auction. There are hundreds to choose from, with a wide variety of HOFers, deceased players, retired stars and a wonderful collection of broadcaster signed baseballs. There are both scarce balls here and classic HOFers, the condition overall is quite strong.
Day two of the auction starts with multi-signed baseballs. Leading the way is a late 1970s baseball with George Steinbrenner, George Brett and Elston Howard signatures, and a 1996 Veterans Committee signed baseball with Ted Williams. Team signed baseballs range from 1938 – 2002 with some collector grade Yankee championship baseballs, a 1962 Mets with Stengel and Hodges, several higher grade team balls from the 1950s and 1960s, a few All Star balls and other quality team balls.
Bat collectors will see a run of HOFer single signed bats with many Cooperstown models. There are also several interesting vintage store and game bats.
Baseball isn’t the only sport represented. Basketball collectors will find some Larry Bird/Magic Johnson signed items, a vintage Bill Russell signed Celtics program and other items.
Football is a major part of this auction, with the company’s largest offering ever of the popular signed Goal Line cards. These cards are spread out over 150 different lots. Other football items include signed helmets, footballs, photos, cards, programs and more.
It’s back to baseball memorabilia to close out the auction. Among the strongest offerings in one of these auctions, it starts with a quality publication run. Tickets come next, including two rare pre-1920 tickets and two 1939 HOF All Star Game tickets.
A large offering of Mickey Mantle vintage games, toys and paper items are available, as well as a selection of vintage baseball and football pennants as well. The auction concludes with a strong run of vintage baseball and football bobbin head dolls, including Mantle, Roger Maris and Willie Mays.