Clean Sweep Auctions’ current sale is loaded with interesting and exciting sports content. Leading off the auction is a fresh mid-grade near T206 set, as well as a T205 set, a partial T207 set, and all manner of interesting tobacco and caramel cards through the 1930s, including E90-2 and E106 Honus Wagners.
Other key lots include PSA 2 and PSA 2.5 Mickey Mantle rookies, a 1952 Topps Mantle SGC 1.5, a PSA 10 1968 Topps Mantle/Mays/Killebrew, a Babe Ruth single signed baseball and a slabbed 1985 Perez Steele Greatest Moments set with the key Ashburn (PSA 10) offered as a separate lot. Also available is a Ned Hanlon signed 1897 Baltimore Orioles contract, a Mel Ott black and white HOF plaque with a letter on the back discussing the HOF, a Cy Young handwritten and signed 1895 financial ledger, and a Martin Luther King Jr. typed and signed letter in which he mentions Jackie Robinson.
Baseball cards in this auction include the third and final part of the huge and significant collection of Old Judge cards that Clean Sweep obtained last summer, with note to another 25 HOFers/rarities as part of well over 100 different lots.
Other card highlights include an E102 Cobb, several T206s with rare backs, including a Johnson Portrait and a Cy Young Portrait with brown Hindu backs, a Cobb with a Sovereign 360 back, 1932 U.S. Caramels of Cobb and Lou Gehrig, a 1947 Bond Bread Jackie Robinson, a run of 1948 Leaf short-prints, a 1954 Wilson Weiner Gil Hodges PSA 7, a 1954 Dan Dee Mantle PSA 7, a 1954 Red Heart Mantle SGC 8.5, a 1954 Topps Aaron rookie PSA 5, and a 1956 Topps Roberto Clemente PSA 8.
Baseball card sets and lots include several tobacco lots including some fine lots at the end of the auction catalog that arrived just prior to the catalog print deadline. Some of the highlights include a T206 Cobb Red Background SGC 3.5, Cy Young Portrait PSA 3, and a lot of more than 300 different T206s in collector grade.
Baseball autographs check in at over 100 lots and include many desirable signed card singles and sets, signed photos, letters and programs. Noteworthy items include a 1965 Yankees team sheet, a lot of 392 different New York Yankees signed 8x10s, a Mantle/Maris 8x10 photo, and a 16x20 signed photo by Mickey Mantle and Pete Rose to each other from Mantle’s restaurant.
Signed baseballs include singles of Jimmie Foxx, Rogers Hornsby, Joe Page and Jackie Robinson. Team balls include 1928, 1934 and 1936 New York Yankees signed baseballs, and a rare 1946 Satchel Paige signed barnstorming tour ball.
Historical autographs include a Gem Mint 2008 Barack Obama signed election night ticket. Entertainment autographs include a fresh collection of 8x10 photos and large format photos signed to an editor in the 1940s and 1950s.
Basketball collectors will see vintage 1968 UCLA Bruins signed cards, a program signed by Pete Maravich and his father in 1970, two Michael Jordan UDA basketballs, and a selection of LeBron James and Michael Jordan signed oversize photos.
Baseball memorabilia closes out the auction. Items here include a 1927 World Series program, first game programs for Jackie Robinson and Mantle, a 1969 Mets pendant given to the wife of a player and a circa 1977 Yankees true game jacket.
The auction closes on June 5.
For a complete list of the items in the auction, or to bid, visit www.cleansweepauctions.com.