Auction is now live with a truly eclectic variety of interesting vintage material. There is a strong selection of vintage cards, rare autographs, quality signed baseballs, an amazing entertainment section, a very deep football section and many fresh and fine baseball memorabilia items. This should be a very fun auction for the collector to peruse.
It begins with baseball cards. A highlight of the auction is an extremely desirable 1898 National Copper Plate card of Honus Wagner, his rarest and most desirable Rookie Card. You’ll find a solid selection of 19th century material, with note to a an Old Judge Dummy Hoy PSA 7 and some fresh to the hobby N173 Old Judge Cabinets and related issues. Early 20th century card collectors will see a run of the key T206 cards in 4s and 5s, with two Cobbs, Johnson, Mathewson and Young among others. Also offered is key Demmitt and O’Hara St. Louis cards. There is a good run of T3s, with Mathewson and Young PSA 3s. Other special cards include a T213 Type 3 Walter Johnson PSA 8, a new run of 1948 Leaf short-prints with a Feller and Newhouser, a superb run of fine PSA 7 and PSA 8 1952 Topps cards, with many low numbers and high numbers and a gorgeous PSA 6.5 1953 Topps Mantle.
Baseball card sets and lots include an E96 set, a fine R312 set, a super rare 1951 Fischer’s Bread Label set, a rare 1952 Colorado Springs Sky Sox set with the original album, a 1954 Dan Dee set, and the usual fine selection of Topps and Bowman sets from the 1940s through the early 1970s.
Baseball autographs are tremendous here, among the best ever offerings from Clean Sweep. Here are quality signed pre-war cards, including a T206 and several 1933 Goudey HOFers, several vintage Mantle signed cards, a Mint 1961 Topps Mantle/Maris signed League Leader card, a full 1984 Topps signed set and many fine group lots. Autographs continue with some terrific signed photos, including Eddie Collins, a stunning Lou Gehrig, a gorgeous Walter Johnson and a remarkable John McGraw. An extremely rare Ned Hanlon signed contract from 1897, an amazing Wilbert Robinson pre-1900 ALS, a Grover Cleveland Alexander letter with Christy Mathewson content, a 1922 Brooklyn Robins team signed sheet and a terrific
Ruth/Cobb signed autograph album page are available for bidding.
Autographed baseballs include a fine Fidel Castro single, a stunning condition Gil Hodges, a fresh-to-the-hobby Babe Ruth and more. Team signed balls include a 1926 Giants, 1927 Dodgers, 1939 Red Sox with a Rookie Ted Williams, a 1955 Dodgers and many high quality All Star balls from the 1950s and 1960s.
The entertainment section is the best ever offered by Clean Sweep. These are almost all from a spectacular single-owner collection. A journalist managed to obtain beautiful vintage 1930s and 1940s photos, and had them signed over time in the 1970s and 1980s, with amazing content. Likely one of the best collections of its kind to hit the market in years, anyone nostalgic for old Hollywood will really enjoy this section.
Non-sports collectors will see a run of many sets going back to the 19th century, with note to a 1938 Horrors of War set. Football collectors will see a superb 1962 Green Bay Packers signed football and a huge hoard of 1975 Fleer Immortal and related signed cards, broken up into sensible lots.
Baseball memorabilia nicely ends the auction, with many great tickets, including a 1927 World Series and a 1948 Babe Ruth Day, many rare pins, including a terrific Jackie Robinson collection, a 1927 Yankees World Series pin, a 1971 Tour of Japan World Series ring, two Mike Piazza Mets gamers and some fine personal items from Frank Malzone, including a 1957 All Star Game diamond charm and a 1999 All Star Game ring.
Be sure to visit www.cleansweepauctions.com and bid before auction ends February 1, 2017. Initial Bids must be in by 6 p.m. EST.
2016 was a banner year for Clean Sweep Auctions, with its best auction ever in October of 2016. Many loyal bidders and consignors should be thanked for making this possible. Wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy 2017!
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