Clean Sweep Auctions current May 31, 2017 auction is among the most consistent that we have ever offered. We want to thank our many loyal and new consignors for providing us with a wide range of quality items throughout all of the areas in which we work. Bid, view and register for the auction at Clean Sweep Auctions.
We begin the auction with baseball autographs. We open with a fine offering of signed baseball letters, including Cap Anson, Eddie Collins (from 1910), Charles Comiskey (from 1919) and Walter Johnson (from 1928). Auto graphed 3x5s and related items include a fine Grover Cleveland Alexander, Abner Doubleday, a Mint 9 Jimmie Foxx, a superb Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner and Cy Young. Other special items in this category include a 1925 Walter Beall signed player contract, a 1958 Yogi Berra player contract and a superb Babe Ruth signed check.
We have three superb Roberto Clemente signed items: a gorgeous 1968 Dexter Press postcard, a gorgeous photo of Clemente signing an autograph and a single signed ball. We have a terrific 1933 World Series signed program, a beautiful 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers signed greeting card and a 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers Tour of Japan signed team sheet.
Signed baseballs include a high grade Ty Cobb single signed baseball, a nice Satchel Paige, a superb Cobb/Speaker signed ball, a Cy Young/Mickey Mantle signed baseball, a 1928 Cardinals team ball, a 1936 Yankees team ball, a superb 1955 Yankees team ball and several terrific 1970s Yankee and All Star balls with real Thurman Munsons.
Baseball cards are of course a huge part of the auction. We have a good selection of collector grade sets from 1948 through 1972, several very high grade partial sets from the 1950s and 1960s and master sets with full variation runs from 1957, 1958 and 1969 among much more. Single baseball card items include a Dog’s Head Old Judge Cabinet, a fresh run of W601 Premiums with all key teams, a Mint 9 1939 Play Ball Moe Berg, a 1952 Topps Willie Mays PSA 7, 1953 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 5.5, 1954 Topps Banks PSA 7, 1955 Topps Killebrew RC PSA 8, 1960 Topps Musial PSA 9, 1964 Topps Koufax SGC 10 and a 1969 Topps White Letter Mantle PSA 8.
We have one of our largest offerings ever of Presidential and historical autographs, with Presidents going back to James Monroe. Highlights include a fine Grant letter, two Teddy Roosevelt signed items, checks signed by JFK ‘ and Marilyn Monroe, a Simon Bolivar document and Winston Churchill signed letterhead. Collectors of vintage Hollywood will have a field day here, with a mammoth 300 different lots almost entirely from an incredible signed-owner collection.
Non-Sports cards include a partial 1938 G-Men set, a near-set of 1938 Horrors of War and a 1962 Mars Attacks set.
Basketball collectors will see some good 1957-8 Topps and 1961-2 Fleer lots, a high grade Jerry West Rookie, two nice 1969-70 sets, a Maravich Rookie PSA 8 and a Jordan Rookie SGC 8.5. Autographs include a James Naismith autograph, two rare 1970s team balls and a pair of good Michael Jordan signed pieces.
Football is a very solid category here. We have complete card sets from 1948 – 1976, some with very high grade cards, a 1982 Topps sealed wax case, fine autographs including a Goal Line Alex Wojciechowicz, a true Rookie signed Bill Belichick Rookie, a gorgeous 1965 Chicago Bears team ball with a Rookie Gale Sayers and a Jim Thorpe signed 1951 World Series ticket among other treasures.
Hockey collectors will see a superb 1963/4 Parkhurst set, the #1 set on the SGC registry and Bobby Hull’s Canadian passport among other items.
Baseball memorabilia ably concludes the auction. We have some good bats, including a 1996 Yankees team signed bat, quality HOFer signed bats, a Mint 9 Wade Boggs Yankee gamer, a great Negro League Reunion signed bat from 1984 and a fine ARod 2007 gamer. Baseball memorabilia continues with two great 1918 tickets: Babe Ruth and Jim Thorpe hit games and a truly remarkable and stunning 1866 Trophy Bat that is completely fresh to the hobby.
We have some nice rings including a 1947 Brooklyn, 1979 Baltimore and Reggie Jackson and George Scott MLB Alumni rings. The final lot in the auction is a simply awesome true Yankee Stadium game used home plate from 2008, signed by the Core Four and two others!
Lot #284 1908 Detroit Free Press Ty Cobb (extremely rare) Cond: PSA Authentic
Lot #893 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers World Series Ring Cond: Ex+
Lot #124 # Ty Cobb Cond: 9
Lot #151 Cobb/Speaker Signed Ball (Superb) Cond: 9
Lot #327 1954 Topps # 94 Banks RC Cond: PSA 7
Lot #162 1936 Yankees Team Ball Cond: 7.5
Lot #190 1909 T206 139 cards w/23 Southern Leaguers – Very Little Duplication Cond: Good to VG-Ex
Lot #192 1911 S74 Silk with Paper Backing Collection of 35 different w/4 HOFers Cond: VG-Ex/Ex
Lot #209 1952 Topps Complete Set 1-310 -2 Cond: VG
Lot #96 Check Ruth, Babe (superb quality) Cond: 9.5
Lot #45 Cut Ruth, Babe (superb quality) Cond: 9.5
Lot #242 1963 Topps Complete Set Cond: Ex
Lot #123 # Roberto Clemente Cond: 7
Lot #158 Ruth/Gehrig Cond: 4
Lot #228 1960 Topps Complete Set Cond: Ex+ – Ex-Mt
Lot #244 1964 Topps Complete Set Cond: Ex+
Lot #413 Check Monroe, Marilyn (lipstick stain!) Cond: 9
Lot #1 Letter Anson, Cap Cond: 9