An autographed 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth, dozens of key rookie cards, vintage unopened material and decades old autographed pieces are part of what Clean Sweep Auctions says is the largest auction in company history.
The long running company has just dropped its current catalog, with bidding set to run through June 8.
The signed Ruth card (#149) is a lower grade example but with a high quality, dark fountain pen signature. Bidding opened at $15,000. The auction also includes 1933 Goudey Sport Kings and ’35 Goudey Ruth cards (unsigned).
The auction includes a wide variety of key rookie cards including a newly graded 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle rookie card (PSA 5), a 1948-49 Leaf Jackie Robinson, 1948 Sport Thrills Robinson, 1948 Bowman George Mikan, 1939 Play Ball Ted Williams, 1948 Bowman Yogi Berra, 1954 Topps Hank Aaron, 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente, 1961-62 Fleer Wilt Chamberlain, 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan (PSA 8) and dozens of others.
There are numerous vintage baseball sets including 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957,1958, 1959, 1964, 1966 and 19868 Topps and 1954 Bowman.
Other key baseball card lots in the auction include a low grade near T206 set of 434, a 1927-1929 Exhibit Babe Ruth postcard back, several 19th century cards, several freshly graded T206 cards with
rare Carolina Brights backs, a pair of T206 Cobbs with Polar Bear backs, a 1910 E91-C Honus Wagner PSA 3, several 1917 Felix Mendelsohns, two scarce 1968 Topps Plaks in PSA holders, a 1952 Coca-Cola Tips Phil Rizzuto, a deep run of 1952 Topps Canadians that are all PSA graded, unopened 1976 and 1977 Topps Baseball wax boxes and a 1980 Topps Baseball cello box.
Autographed items include a PSA 4.5 Ruth/Gehrig signed baseball, a 1934 Yankees team signed ball, a 1947 New Jersey boxing program signed by Ruth and multiple Michael Jordan signed pieces.
Football collectors will see what Clean Sweep calls a “world class” Goal Line postcard signed set with all of the rarities, and unopened wax boxes from 1982, 1984 and 1986.
Also consigned to the auction is a group of memorabilia from a former trainer of the New York Yankees, Mets and Giants who served those franchises decades ago. Several Yankees World Series blank bats highlight the collection.
Baseball memorabilia concludes the auction with an eclectic offering of material dating back to the 19th century, including photos, a 1954 World Series Game 1 ticket from Willie Mays’ famous catch ticket and numerous vintage pins.
Bidding is underway on the Clean Sweep website. Physical catalogs are also available.