Clean Sweep will have a huge booth at 325-424 with their largest display ever at the National. Aggressively buying items outright and accepting consignments for all of future auctions.
Clean Sweep's current auction is our unique affordable autograph and memorabilia auction (with some cards). Nearly all items have a retail value of $500 or less, and the minimum bids are very low.
Day one is all about baseball autographs. We begin the auction with a terrific selection of autographed baseball cards, with note to many scarce 1960s Topps signed cards, including a Roger Maris, two Danny Murtaugh's, two Johnny Keane's, two Dick Farrells and more. There are some terrific group lots, including a 1970 Topps lot with many HOFers, and some quality partial sets from the 1990s through 2000. Perez Steele comes next, with a very comprehensive offering of signed postcards from both the regular and the Greatest Moments sets. Signed Yellow HOF Plaques offer 85 different lots, with Dean, DiMaggio, Frisch, Hafey, Hartnett, Hubbard, Manush, Paige, Puckett and Rice.
The auction continues with a big selection of 8x10s, including many fine multi-signed photos and a broad selection of HOFers and former star players. We have one of our best selections in some time of GPCs, with note to a collection from the 1929 – 1930 era and also a collection of Rookie signed GPCs and 3x5s, with players like Koufax, Jeter, Feller, Rose, Brett and much more. Signed cuts include Bender, Cochrane, Foxx, Hodges, Lajoie, Jackie Robinson and Cy Young. There are many terrific signed larger images, including a superb Mariano Rivera signed canvas. Collectors of signed programs will see several Mickey Mantle signed vintage programs, and also a fun run of almost 30 different signed Sports Illustrated covers featuring stars from all of the major sports and also President Ford.
Day two starts with basketball. We have three terrific Michael Jordan items, including a Mint UDA basketball, a simply awesome 75 x 26 print with a HOF inscription and a Mint UDA 8x10. Boxing collectors will see some unusual Ali signed items as well as quality items from many vintage HOFers.
Football is very well represented here; we have a collection of College football programs going back to the 1920s, many fine pennants, a great run of single signed footballs, many top tier HOFer signed full helmets and many better signed flats.
Baseball memorabilia contains a terrific selection of both signed bats and game used bats, including Miguel Cabrera, Bo Jackson, Eddie Murray, Tim Salmon, Gary Sheffield and Jim Thome. We have a solid selection of World Series, All Star Game and LCS tickets going back to 1940. Pennant collectors will see a fresh run of colorful 1940s and 1950s pieces. Pin collectors will see top quality Brooklyn Dodger press pins from 1953 and 1955.
Baseball publications contains a run of World Series Programs going back to 1932, All Star Game programs back to 1949 and a huge selection of yearbooks back to 1941, with some fine condition Yankee and Dodgers yearbooks, plus many from the Milwaukee Braves and other widely collected teams. There are two terrific lots of bound Sporting News weeklies as well.
Signed baseballs conclude the auction. You'll find singles from deceased players/related like Harry Caray, Carl Furillo, Travis Jackson, Roger Maris and more. HOFers stretch out over almost 100 lots, with top quality examples from nearly every mainstream HOFer as well as some good smaller lots. Fans of current players will see Beltran, Cabrera, Fielder, Jeter, Piazza and Rivera among others.
Multi-signed baseballs include a 500 Home Run Club partial, a 300 Win Club ball and many interesting HOFer and Old Timers Day signed baseballs. Team balls stretch out over nearly 75 lots, including several 1930s era baseballs, many Dodger balls from the 1940s, many Dodger Minor League balls from the 1940s and 1950s and a run of top quality baseballs from the 1990s through 2006.
Be sure to visit http://www.cleansweepauctions.com and bid before this two day auction ends August 6 and 7.