Our current auction is unique to the industry. This auction will offer affordable sports autographs and memorabilia. Nearly all items have a retail value of $500 or less and carry very low minimum bids.
The auction will run for two days. Day one will include baseball autographs. We begin with a varied selection of signed 1933 Who's Who pages. Some notable pieces include: fountain pen signatures from 1933, Moe Berg, Jim Bottomley, Bill Cissell, Bill Klem, Connie Mack, Rabbit Maranville and Tom Yawkey with Eddie Collins.
The auction continues with a solid selection of signed cards. A rare 1933 Goudey Johnny Welch (D'1940), a popular1950s Topps and Bowman (including scarcities), Nellie Fox, Elston Howard, Ken Boyer, Roger Maris, a terrific pair of 1976 and 1977 Topps Lyman Bostock and many more HOFer group lots from the 1980s.
A real highlight of this auction is signed 8x10 photos. Among our strongest offerings ever, are beautiful images of classic HOFers such as: Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams. As well as a 1938 All Star Game 8x10, a 1967 Red Sox UDA print with Ted Williams, a spotless Hank Greenberg, Earle Combs and a unique Harry Hooper.
We have an exceptional selection of signed 3x5s cuts and related. Selected highlights include: Fred Clarke, Pat Collins, Bobby Lowe, Roger Maris, a vintage Willie Mays, Ed Walsh and a 1940s Ted Williams. Rare cuts include: Buck Herzog, Herb Pennock and George Stallings. We have some nice Black and White HOF signed plaques and a vast offering of signed Yellow HOF Plaques. Collectors of signed over-sized photos, will see many terrific Mickey Mantle pieces and a very nice DiMaggio/Williams 16x20. Signed letters are another highlight of this auction. We have many letters with fascinating content from various 1920s and 1930s New York Giants. This is a section to review carefully, as letters of this quality hardly ever come to market.
Day two begins with autographed basketball items. Highlights will include two quality1990s Boston Celtics signed basketballs- both with Reggie Lewis and one with Larry Bird, several Bill Russell autographs, a wonderful selection of 1940s NBA program, as well as NBA/ABA programs from the 1960s and 1970s. Boxing collectors will see several nice Ali items, along with signed photos and good group lots.
Football is highly-favored at this auction, with a notable selection of quality HOF signed cards from the 1970s and 1980s, several 3x5s, signed helmets and many more oversized items. Hockey is stronger than usual, with signed hockey pucks and sticks, along with many clean photos and cards signed by classic HOFers.
Baseball memorabilia is huge at this auction. We have an extensive selection of pinbacks dating back to the1920s, and likely rare player and team pins. We also have a solid offering of vintage quality baseball tickets. Including very high-grade full tickets from the late 1960s and early 1970s. Additionally, we have black bats from the 1974 All Star Game and 1978 Yankees, some early postcards and other items. Baseball pub collectors will see the usual selection of World Series programs, All Star Game programs and team yearbooks to name a few.
Signed baseballs will conclude the auction. Single signed ball collectors will see 50 different singles such as individual lots, Norm Cash, Burleigh Grimes, Charlie Grimm, Stan Hack, Ted Kluszewski, and Eddie Lopat among others. Collectors of HOFers will see nearly 100 different lots, with two Mantles, DiMaggio, Drysdale, Koufax, Williams and a vintage Aaron. There are some amazing value lots here as well.
Collectors of multi-signed baseballs will see several higher quality old-timer balls, HOF balls and other interesting thematic signed baseballs. Team balls go back to the 1930s include: several 1940s wartime balls, many All Star balls going back to the 1950s, some 1960s Twins balls and our usual selection of team balls from 1980 – 2000.
We are actively seeking high-quality consignments for our next major auction in late May. Items at this auction will include the finest collection of post-war oddball and regional baseball card issues. As well as complete sets, including a 1963 Colt 45s Bateman in a PSA 7, amazing early autographs, a 2000 New York Yankees World Series ring and so much more.
Be sure to visit www.cleansweepauctions.com and bid before this two day auction ends on Thursday, April 7th 2016.
Any questions, please contact Clean Sweep Auctions at 516.338.8557, or via email at [email protected]. Prices have NEVER BEEN better for top material.