This will be the final Clean Sweep Auction of 2018.
The current auction is spread out over two days and contains just over 1,500 lots. This is our unique to the industry affordable autograph and memorabilia-only auction, with most items having a retail value of $500 or less, and very low minimum bids.
This particular auction does have several items worth much more than that, we dedicated the covers to feature some but not all of these lots. You’ll find a wonderful selection of signed photos and equipment from key athletes like Muhammed Ali, Tom Brady, Wayne Gretzky, LeBron James, Derek Jeter, Michael Jordan among so many more.
Day one of the auction is all about baseball autographs. Starting with autographs cards, these go back to the 1940s and include several better 1950s/1960s Topps signed cards and lots and go up to the present.
Autographed photos come next, there is Clean Sweep’s usual deep offering of signed 8x10s, with classic HOFers and fun images throughout. Take a look at the great offering of many fine looking signed postcards and smaller size signed photos.
The auction continues with some better 3x5s, GPCs and cuts, with key HOFers and scarce deceased players. See the fine selection of signed baseball jerseys, many on high quality Mitchell & Ness flannel models; checking in with 40 different lots, these are mainly classic HOF players.
Collectors of larger format signed photos will see some more wonderful Derek Jeter signed 16x20 pieces, along with larger pieces signed by DiMaggio, several Mantles and several Ted Williams.
Single signed baseballs close out the first day of the auction. With over 250 different lots, this is almost an auction unto itself! Take a look at all of the usual HOF suspects, tougher deceased singles and many desirable group lots.
Day two begins with multi and team-signed baseballs. This is a very eclectic mix, going back to the 1930s, with many low grade but also many very high grade singles from the 1930s-1960s. There are several fresh and fine team balls in this section. Signed bats follow next, with several Jeters and many popular HOFers.
Basketball collectors should really enjoy this auction. Check out the pair of Michael Jordan signed basketballs, jerseys and eight different terrific oversize signed display pieces. LeBron James is also very well represented in the auction. Also of interest might be two vintage 1950s Bill Russell signed items, including a terrific 1957 Celtics program.
Boxing collectors will see several Ali signed photos and a mix of interesting material. Football is a major part of this auction. You’ll find a run of signed footballs with Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and other key players. There are some fine signed full size and mini helmets, signed jerseys, large prints and 8x10 photos. There are also some key Goal Line signed postcards, vintage football signed cards, a run of better programs going back to the 1930s and more.
Hockey autographs are very strong here, with seemingly hundreds of signed pucks in quality lots, signed photos, framed displays, jerseys and vintage cards with autographs.
Baseball memorabilia concludes the auction beginning with a quality run of World Series Programs from 1924-1970, some are very high grade, others are very rough. This follows with a fine clean run of All Star Game programs going back to the 1940s, many desirable vintage yearbooks and some rare scorecards, including a 1945 Newport News with Gil Hodges and a 1954 Rochester Red Wings with Roberto Clemente. There is a bunch of material that is completely fresh to the hobby throughout baseball publications and memorabilia.
The auction continues with Hartland Statues, tickets that go back to the 1929 World Series, vintage baseball pennants, quality pins and a respectable offering of vintage equipment. There are many interesting and unusual items in this section.
Be sure to visit www.cleansweepauctions.com and bid before this two day auction ends December 12th and 13th, 2018.