Even though the scarcity of the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle can’t really be called scarce, when one pops up at auction, it demands attention.
One such example is attracting attention right now in the current Clean Sweep auction, which runs through Jan. 28. Bidding is currently approaching $10,000 for a PSA 2 example.
Not far behind is a Christy Mathewson signed check, dated to 1922. A great signature adorns the bottom of the PSA/DNA-slabbed check, and bidding is past $7,000.
More Hall of Famers are present, with a 1916 M101-5 #86 Joe Jackson SGC 5 and Jimmie Foxx single-signed baseball leading the list. You’ll also find a Pete Rose game-used glove from 1970, a 1933 N.Y. Yankees team-signed ball with Babe Ruth on the sweet spot and a 1909 T206 #94 Cobb (portrait, green background) SGC 5.
Another big ticket item is a 1981 New York Yankees World Series ring in its original box. The ring was issued to Yankee bullpen coach Dom Scala and has been in his possession until now.
It’s all in the cards
Clean Sweep always presents a nice accumulation of cards in its sale, and this auction is no different. Just some of the highlights include a 1967 Topps Baseball complete set with 97 graded cards, 1952 Topps #407 Eddie Mathews PSA 4, 1958 Topps complete set with graded keys, 1909 T204 Ramly Eddie Plank PSA 4, 1962 Topps Baseball complete graded set (SMR value of $1,523), 1909 T206 #95 Cobb (portrait, red background) SGC 5, 1909 E101 Christy Mathewson PSA 3 and 1912 T202 #2 “A Desperate Slide For Third” (Ty Cobb, O’Leary) PSA 5.5. These are just some of the nearly 400 baseball cards being offered in the sale.
Basketball cards include a 1969 Topps complete set, along with an additional 44 extras, a 1970 Topps complete set and the coveted 1986 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan rookie BVG 7.
Football cards include 1951 Bowman complete set (less three commons), 1954 Bowman complete PSA-graded set (all PSA 7 and PSA 8), 1955 All American complete set with 50 graded cards, 1955 Bowman complete set, 1957 Topps complete set, 1958 Topps #62 Jim Brown rookie SGC 7 and many more complete sets through the 1970s.
Hockey cards are led by a 1953 Parkhurst complete set and a 1966 Topps #35 Bobby Orr rookie SGC 5.
Aside from the Foxx and Mathewson items already mentioned, Clean Sweep will also offer a Roberto Clemente signed postcard from 1956, Home Run Baker signed 8-by-10, Ty Cobb signed 8-by-10, Kiki Cuyler signed 8-by-10, Nap Lajoie signed 8-by-10, Jackie Robinson signed 8-by-10, Babe ruth signed 8-by-10, Honus Wagner signed 8-by-10 and dozens of other Hall of Famers, including a Lou Gehrig cut signature.
Keith Hernandez has four of his All-Star rings in the auction (1980, 1984, 1986 and 1987).
There’s also a fine selection of bobble heads, including Mantle, Maris, team mascots and more, along with Hartland statues.
This auction is perfect for the baseball fan. To learn more about this auction, visit www.csauctions.com or call (516) 338-8557.