A newly uncovered ticket stub to Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game against the New York Knicks in Hershey, PA 50 years ago is among the headliners in the new Clean Sweep Auctions catalog.
Graded Authentic by PSA, the stub from the greatest individual scoring performance in pro basketball history is among only about two dozen authenticated examples.
A PSA 2 example sold last month for nearly $50,000.
The auction is the third of three larger auctions Clean Sweep holds each year for higher value items.
Hundreds of vintage cards, including some key rookie cards and rarities are among the listings. Among them: a scarce 1888 Yum Yum Tobacco Mickey Welch SGC 3, a 1907 Dietsche Tigers Ty Cobb rookie postcard, a T206 Walter Johnson Pitching SGC 6 with an El Principe back and a 1914 Cracker Jack Nap Lajoie SGC 5.
A 1915 Cracker Jack set break plays out in the catalog, with cards that include an Eddie Collins SGC 8, a Grover Alexander PSA 4, a Walter Johnson SGC 4, a PSA 4 Honus Wagner, a PSA 3 Christy Mathewson and an ‘Authentic/Altered Shoeless Joe Jackson.
Among the other pre-War card highlights are a rare SGC 3.5 1921 W516 Babe Ruth, a PSA 4 1933 Goudey #49 Ruth and a #149 Ruth rated PSA 3 mk.
There’s a group of eight 1933 Canadian Goudey uncut sheets, a 1939 Play Ball Ted Williams rookie graded PSA 3, a 1948-49 Leaf Jackie Robinson PSA 2, a 1949 Bowman Robinson PSA 5, a 1954 Topps Aaron RC SGC 4, a 1958 Packard Bell Willie Mays PSA 6, a 1959 Bazooka Mickey Mantle SGC 3 and a 1963 Topps PSA 7 Pete Rose RC from a presentation set.
Football collectors will see a PSA 9 copy of the1961 National City Bank Jim Brown, a pair of Joe Namath rookies and a 2000 Press Pass Tom Brady autographed rookie card.
The top autographed items include a 1932-33 era baseball signed by Ruth, Lefty Gomez and Yankee teammate Joe Glenn, a Ruth signed personal envelope and a Ty Cobb single signed ball.
Ohter notable offerings in the auction include a strong run of 38 different N172 Old Judge cards including Anson, Clarkson, Ewing, Kelly and Ward. There’s an 1894 N142 Duke Cabinet of William Nash, a T204 Eddie Cicotte PSA 5, three T206s with Carolina Brights backs and a Mathewson Portrait PSA 5 as well as a run of collector grade Ruth and Gehrig cards from the 1930s and stacks of rookie cards from the 1940s through the current era.
Other items include a Gil Hodges signed baseball, two Mickey Mantle signed and other items signed by Jimmie Foxx, Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner.
It’s not strictly a baseball auction though. There are multiple Michael Jordan autographed items, plus single cards and sets from several different years. Football collectors will see a fresh run of 1895 Mayos, classic HOF Rookies and autographs. Hockey items include a 2005 Upper Deck Alex Ovechkin RC PSA 10 and several unopened boxes and cases from the last 20 years.
Baseball memorabilia closes out the auction with a tickets from Don Larsen’s perfect game, Roger Maris’ 61st homer and Bill Mazeroski’s 1960 World Series winning home run. Yankees.
The auction will run through Wednesday, Oct. 12 at CleanSweepAuctions.com.