The current major Clean Sweep Auction is going very strong, with thousands of early bids and a record number of registered bidders. The Old Judge section has received tremendous bidding activity, along with almost all of the key lots.
The auction contains a wonderful assortment of interesting, rare and desirable cards, autographs and memorabilia that span multiple sports and collectible genres. Thanks to the many loyal bidders and consignors for making these auctions possible.
Auction opens with thirteen key lots. These are an Old Judge Bid McPhee, a T208 Fireside Home Run Baker, E105 Mello Mint Honus Wagner, 1915 Zeenut Fred McMullen, a superb 1956 Topps set with many PSA 7s, an super clean 1958 Topps set also with many PSA 7s, a 1960 Topps set with many PSA 8s and a 1962 Topps high grade set with 74 PSA-graded cards. The other key lots are a Jackie Robinson single signed baseball, a 1778 George Washington signed document, an Abraham Lincoln document from 1862, a stunning fully signed Beatles program from 1963 and a beautiful 1966 Topps Test Issue Bobby Orr PSA 6.
Baseball card singles follow. You’ll find a tremendous collection of Old Judges, including an example from nearly every HOFer and many of the classic spotted tie rarities among much more. These are offered as nearly 100 individual lots. Other highlights among baseball card singles are a 1915 Cracker Jack Eddie Cicotte PSA 8, 1933 Goudey 149 Ruth PSA 2.5, 1949 Bowman Paige, 1951 Bowman Mays Rookie PSA 4, 1952 Topps Mantle PSA Authentic, 1953 Topps Mantle PSA 5, three 1954 Topps Aaron Rookies, 1955 Topps Killebrew RC PSA 8, Clemente RC, many newly graded PSA 8s and 9s from the 1960s and two tough 1971 Topps PSA 9s: Tom Seaver and Willie Stargell.
Baseball card sets and lots start with T206s and go through 1975 Topps. These include collector grade 1930s and 1940s Goudey and Play Balls sets and most of the Topps sets from 1953-1973.
Baseball autographs come next. We have many fine signed vintage cards, with note to three each of 1950s Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams signed cards. There is a wide assortment of classic HOF autographs on photos, 3x5s and checks. Some very special items include a 1943 Gil Hodges signed biographical card, a Kenesaw Mountain Landis letter about Walter Johnson and Christy Mathewson, a 1910 Connie Mack letter and fully signed Yankee yearbooks from 1958-1972. There is a gorgeous Mickey Mantle signed bat and a world of quality oversize Derek Jeter and related signed photos from the great Yankee teams he played on among much more.
Signed baseballs include singles from Walt Alston, Dizzy Dean, Hank Greenberg, a stunning Gil Hodges and a nice Roger Maris. Team balls include a 1931 Yankees ball, several 1950s and 1960s Championship balls and a very scarce 1964 NL All Star team ball.
Historical and entertainment autographs include a fine Martin Luther King Jr signature, a superb Natalie Wood signed photo and a Neil Armstrong 8x10 among much more.
Non-sports cards are a real high point of this auction. One of our best offerings ever, we have a wide selection of complete sets from 1910-1966. Highlights include a 1933 Goudey Indians set, a great run of 1933 Sea Raiders, a fine 1940 Superman set, a 1954 World on Wheels set and four different Davy Crockett sets with unique back combinations.
Basketball collectors will see many terrific Michael Jordan and LeBron James UDA signed items, including single signed basketballs, jerseys and wonderful oversize images. Boxing collectors will see a wide assortment of higher quality Ali signed items and an original poster from the first Ali-Frazier fight in 1971 that is fresh to the hobby.
Football collectors will see 1948 Leaf and 1952 Bowman Large sets, a clean 1965 Topps set and a wide assortment of Tom Brady signed items. We have our largest selection ever of classic hockey HOF autographs on jerseys and photos.
Baseball memorabilia concludes the auction. We have a terrific 1939 Kenesaw Mountain Landis ring from the Philadelphia A’s, key tickets including a 1932 Babe Ruth called shot game and a 1954 Willie Mays basket catch. There is an outstanding Gil Hodges 1952 World Series game bat MEARS A10 and a 1986 Boston Red Sox World Series ring.
Happy Bidding! Auction closes Wednesday, October 10, 2018.