Clean Sweep Auctions has a free roadshow in Portland, Maine this weekend. We will be at the Doubletree Hotel across from the Maine Mall right on I-95. We will have a very small sampling of our inventory (including some key items) on display and free auction catalogs. Please email or call us right away if you want us to bring something specific from our inventory to the show. We will be actively buying outright and accepting consignments for all of our future auctions at the show.
Clean Sweep Auctions current auction closes in three weeks on April 5-6. This is a terrific affordable all sports autograph, memorabilia and 1960-present card auction. The best example of this auction that we have offered, this is loaded with great material. A detailed description follows below. Now is a great time to place your initial bids for each day of the auction. Printed catalogs mailed a week ago and the auction catalog can be seen as a PDF file on our home page.
The current auction is our unique to the industry two-day affordable card, autograph and memorabilia auction. This is BY FAR the strongest auction of this type that we have ever offered. The auction is absolutely loaded in so many categories, with note to rare autographs, the deepest selection of baseball memorabilia we have offered and a terrific run of signed baseballs.
A two day auction, day one is baseball autographs, mainly flats, day two contains a smaller but quality selection of baseball cards, mainly from 1960 to the present, a selection from all of the major sports, a world of baseball memorabilia and ends with a large run of single and team-signed baseballs.
Day one starts with autographed cards. We have many fine HOFer signed vintage cards, cards from Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle and many terrific Red Sox team lots from the 1950s and 1960s and other quality group lots. We continue with a solid selection of Perez Steele signed postcards from three different series. Collectors of Yellow HOF Plaques will see a very strong selection, with both scarcities and manageable group lots of several key players.
8×10 photos are always a key part of these auctions, and this is certainly the case here. Checking in at a full 100 different lots, there are classic HOFers, terrific multi-signed images and some scarcities/rarities as well. Autograph album pages are another high point of this auction, with note to a fresh collection of single signed pages signed in the 1940s. The content here is terrific, with note to Eddie Collins, Kiki Cuyler, Joe DiMaggio, Jimmie Foxx, Arky Vaughan and Ted Williams among others.
We have a strong offering of 3x5s, with a good mix of HOFers and rarities, including Harry Agganis and Paul Waner. There are many fine cuts, including a pre-accident Campy, a Rookie Mickey Mantle, Herb Pennock, Branch Rickey, Arky Vaughan, Ed Walsh and Tom Yawkey. GPC collectors will see desirable pieces from Mort Cooper, Bill Doak and Arlie Latham among others. Day one concludes with many interesting signed large prints, signed jerseys, desirable vintage signed programs, hats, photos and all sorts of other signed items.
Day two starts with baseball cards. We have many high grade Topps sets from the 1970s onward and quality group lots, some very clean partial sets and high number runs from the 1960s and 1970s. There is a run of better early 1980s unopened product and many higher powered group lots from the 1970s and 1980s with a world of stars and Rookie cards. Baseball singles go back to the 1950s, and include a 1952 Star Cal Decal of Willie Mays and a nice run of clean Topps star cards from 1960-1967.
Basketball comes next, with many better 1990s team balls, a Michael Jordan signed mini basketball and more. Football is a big part of this auction, with note to an outstanding selection of signed Goal Line postcards. The fruits of the work of a very discriminating and hard working collector, this has virtually every key card and an outstanding single lot of over 200 different pieces. We also have many signed football jerseys and signed footballs, there is very solid content here.
Baseball memorabilia has as many lots as we have ever offered, starting with nearly 75 lots of vintage pubs going back to the 1930s. We have our deepest offering ever of bats, with note to nearly 40 different lots of signed bats, many good black bats and over 30 different lots of game used and related bats. We continue with a nice offering of tickets, including many World Series tickets going back to the 1950s and some tough full tickets. There is a run of vintage pins, some interesting pennants going back to the 1940s and a truly eclectic and interesting offering of baseball memorabilia in many categories.
Signed baseballs conclude the auction. We have over 200 different lots of single signed baseballs, with many HOFers, rarities, stars and many quality group lots. Team balls go back to the 1930s, checking in with nearly 80 lots. There are high grade team balls from the 1940s through the 1960s, All Star balls and Championship team balls among much more. There are also some terrific quality All Star balls from the 1990s through 2008 that are special.