We open 2016 with one of our most exciting auctions ever. The centerpiece of this auction is a very high grade collection of sets and near-sets from 1939 through 1969. These are mostly from a single owner who worked tirelessly at shows in the 1990s and early 2000s, assembling all of these the old fashioned way, card-by-card. These are exceptionally well centered and fine sets, and perhaps best of all, have not been seen on the market until now and are fresh to the current hobby. Bid, register and view the auction at www.cleansweepauctions.com. The auction concludes on February 3, 2016. This one has a good varied selection of items for collectors.
Baseball cards begin the auction, and frankly would be a high quality auction unto themselves.
Highlights among single cards include 1914 Cracker Jack cards of Shoeless Joe Jackson PSA 1 and Ty Cobb SGC 4.5, a 1952 Topps Mantle SGC 2, a super rare 1953 Briggs Mickey Mantle and a 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente RC SGC 7.5. Condition rarities include a 1951 Bowman #324 Pramesa in a PSA 9, several amazing 1953 Topps cards including a Dick Groat PSA 8.5 and a 1967 Topps Don Demeter PSA 10.
Baseball card set highlights include fully graded 1957 and 1958 Topps PSA 6/7 sets, a super rare 1962 Canadian Post Cereal set in addition to the aforementioned Topps, Bowman and Play Ball run.
Baseball autographs come next, with some great highlights. There are terrific single signed baseballs, with note to a Mint personalized Babe Ruth, a rare Heinie Manush, a rare Red Faber, a nice Roberto Clemente, a rare Fidel Castro and much more. We have a terrific Babe Ruth signed 8×10 photo, a super rare Bill Dahlen signed 3×5, terrific 1974 and 1983 Topps signed sets, an incredible Carl Hubbell letter, a signed 1961 Fleer Jimmie Foxx card, a fine 1947-66 Jackie Robinson signed Exhibit card and much more.
For collectors of historical autographs, we have some great material. Offerings include a John Quincy Adams signed letter, an Andrew Jackson signed document, a stunning Abraham Lincoln autograph signed five days before he died, an amazing Eisenhower letter regarding his historic Atoms for Peace speech at the United Nations and a General Custer signed check display. Entertainment autographs include a stunning Elvis Presley signed 8×10 and more terrific Norman Rockwell signed flats.
Non-sports cards are a real strong point of this auction. We have several classic and important 1930s and 1940s gum sets, including a full 1933 Goudey Indian set, a 1938 Horrors of War, a 1940 Lone Ranger set and a 1941 Uncle Sam set with the rare high numbers among others.
Collectors from other sports will see some quality vintage basketball card sets and lots going back to 1948, two good Michael Jordan signed UDA items, many Ali signed items, a quality run of football sets including 1948 and 1950 Bowman and many key football vintage HOF autographs. Hockey collectors will see many mid and better grade sets from 1933 Ice King through 1966 Topps, including Bobby Hull and Bobby Orr Rookie Cards.
Baseball memorabilia closes out the auction. Highlights include several very desirable pre-1910 publications, a rare 1953 P.F. Flyer Mickey Mantle large cardboard sign, some wonderful press pins and signed game jerseys from Tom Glavine, John Smoltz and Curt Schilling.
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