The current auction hosted by Clean Sweep Auctions is its final auction of 2018.
Spread out over Dec. 12-13, the auction contains just over 1,500 lots, and is Clean Sweep’s unique affordable autograph and memorabilia-only auction. Most items have a retail value of $500 or less, and very low minimum bids, but there are several items in the auction that are worth more than that amount.
There is a large selection of signed photos and equipment from key athletes like Muhammad Ali, Tom Brady, Wayne Gretzky, LeBron James, Derek Jeter, and Michael Jordan, just to name a few.
Day one of the auction is all about baseball autographs. Autographed cards go back to the 1940s and include several better 1950s and 1960s Topps signed cards. Autograph collectors will find signed cards up to the present.
Next in line is a deep offering of autographed 8x10 photos, with classic HOFers and fun images throughout. Also offered are many postcards and smaller size signed photos.
The auction continues with 3x5s, GPCs and cuts, with key HOFers and scarce deceased players. Signed baseball jerseys are available to bid on, with many on Mitchell & Ness flannel models. Checking in with 40 different lots, these are mainly classic HOF players.
Collectors of larger format signed photos will find Derek Jeter signed 16x20 pieces, along with larger pieces signed by Joe DiMaggio, several Mickey Mantles and several of Ted Williams.
Single signed baseballs close out the first day of the auction. With more than 250 different lots, this is almost an auction unto itself. The usual HOF suspects are available, as are tougher deceased singles and many desirable group lots.
The second day of the auction begins with multi- and team-signed baseballs. This is an eclectic mix, going back to the 1930s, with many low grade but also many very high grade singles from the 1930s-1960s. There are several team balls in this section. Signed bats follow, with several Jeters and many popular HOFers.
Basketball collectors should really enjoy this auction. Leading the way is a pair of Michael Jordan signed basketballs, jerseys and eight different oversize signed display pieces. LeBron James is also well represented. Also of interest are two vintage 1950s Bill Russell signed items, including a 1957 Celtics program.
Boxing collectors will see several Ali signed photos and a mix of other material.
Football is a major part of this auction, with a run of signed footballs including Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and other key players. Other football items include: signed full size and mini helmets, signed jerseys, large prints and 8x10 photos. There are also some key Goal Line signed postcards, vintage football signed cards, a run of better programs going back to the 1930s and more.
The auction also includes a strong assortment of hockey autographs, with seemingly hundreds of signed pucks, signed photos, framed displays, jerseys and vintage cards with autographs.
Baseball memorabilia concludes the auction, highlighted by a run of World Series programs from 1924-1970 in a variety of conditions. There is also a clean run of All Star Game programs going back to the 1940s, as well as many desirable vintage yearbooks and rare scorecards, including a 1945 Newport News with Gil Hodges and a 1954 Rochester Red Wings with Roberto Clemente.
Collectors looking for Hartland Statues, tickets that go back to the 1929 World Series, vintage baseball pennants, quality pins and an offering of vintage equipment will have plenty of lots to search through.
For a complete listing of auction lots, visit www.cleansweepauctions.com.