Clean Sweep auction is filled with baseball singles, sets and autographs

A 1915 Cracker Jack Joe Jackson card graded PSA 5 headlines the current auction being hosted by Clean Sweep Auctions.

The auction, which is currently open for bidding, features a plethora of high-end lots and a diverse amount of material.

Mickey Mantle is front and center as two each of his 1951 Bowman and 1952 Topps cards are available. In addition, a top 10 1961 Topps Registry set, with all the cards graded 8 or higher is also on the block.

There are plenty of other baseball card singles available in the auction, some dating back to the 19th century. The singles are led by an 1888 Yum Yum Sam Thompson, two Bregstone postcards, a run of 1914 and 1915 Cracker Jack Hall of Famers, including two Honus Wagners, two Nap Lajoies, Ty Cobb Christy Mathewson and a 1914 Frank Chance.

Not to be overlooked, a T213 Ty Cobb graded SGC 6, a pair of 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth cards, a 1933 Lou Gehrig PSA 7 card and a Luke Appling Diamond Stars original artworks card are also included.

As strong as the lineup of single cards is, the available baseball sets and lots from T206s through 1971 Topps can’t be ignored. Unusual items include a 1921 Schapira Babe Ruth set, 1935 and 1936 Wheaties sets, a near 1947-66 Exhibit set will all keys, a 1952 Royal Desserts set a 1953 Dixie Lid Premiums set and a 1983 Topps vending case.

Baseball autographs also take center stage in the auction. Top autographs include: a Ned Hanlon signed contract from 1897, a rare Andy Copper (Negro League Hall of Famer, D’1941) signed photo, several very early Roberto Clemente autographs, a full Cy Young 8×10, a Babe Ruth 8×10, Frankie Frisch’s 1934 Cardinals player-manager contract, Yogi Berra’s 1960 Yankees player contract, a Roberto Clemente single signed glove, a 1972 Yankees fully signed yearbook with Thurman Munson and some modern, enormously sized giclees and prints signed by Derek Jeter and other modern Yankees.
Baseball memorabilia includes some 1960s flannel uniforms, several ticket singles and lots from the 1920s through the 1960s. Publications going back to 1901, including several 1920s World Series programs and a high grade 1951 Eddie Gaedel program will also draw plenty of attention.

Those who collect signed baseballs have plenty of items to choose from, including a fresh Babe Ruth single-signed, a rare Elston Howard single-signed, as well as Roger Maris and Connie Mack single-signed baseballs.

Team-signed baseballs go back to 1930, including a variety of New York Yankees baseballs, with many championship teams.

Other special highlights of the auction include a 1962 Post Cereal football set, a 1966 Philadelphia football cello pack and many earlier 1950s-era football autographs.

Items from the personal collection of 1990s Philadelphia Phillies star Wes Chamberlain are available in the auction, including a 1993 World Series game jersey, many 1993 World Series bats and many team-signed items.

The auction closes Oct. 4. Visit Clean Sweep Auctions’ website at www.cleansweepauctions.com for more information.

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