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Joe McCarthy
(b. April 21, 1887 - d. January 13, 1978)
While Joe McCarthy never played a game in the majors, in 24 years as manager he collected seven world championships and nine pennants. His 2,125-1,333 record gives him an all-time best .615 winning percentage. Most of his success came with the Yankees, where he won four straight World Series from 1936-1939. After winning the NL pennant with the Cubs in 1929, McCarthy piloted the Yankees to a pennant in 1932 to become the first manager to win a pennant in both leagues.
Inducted in 1957
1936 V355 World Wide Gum Joe McCarthy #53 PSA 5 EX
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Comments: At the 2004 National Sports Collector's Convention in Cleveland, OH I purchased a raw 1936 World Wide Gum card of legendary Yankee's skipper Joe McCarthy from Irv Lerner (along with a Medwick and Al Lopez). The card was submitted to PSA and graded VG-EX 4. In September, 2007 I picked up a 1938 Our National Game pin graded GAI 5 on eBay from Bruce Cohen (psa-graded-cards). With the pin in the collection, it was an easy decision for me to sell the '36 WWG card when I received an offer I couldn't refuse in October, 2007. The buyer really wanted to add a baseball card to his HOF collection and McCarthy doesn't have anything else besides the '36 WWG card. It's a tough card. SOLD!!! I ended up buying a couple more of the '38 pins trying to find a nicer example - no luck. But, I missed the card and really wanted to get my hands on another copy. Owning the pins wasn't enough. In September, 2011 the opportunity came up to do just that. A PSA 5 example showed up on eBay from seller Richard Probstein (probstein123) and I won the card.
Card Details Below:  
Year(s): 1936
ACC Set Designation: V355
Set Name: World Wide Gum
Country: Canada
Description: The black and white Canadian set was issued by World Wide Gum in 1936. The cards measure approximately 2-1/2" X 2-7/8", and the set includes both portrait and action poses. The card number and player's name (appearing in all capital letters) are printed inside a white box below the photo. Cards are very hard to come by and rarely found in top notch condition.
Example 1936 World Wide Gum Pack Wrapper
1938 PM8 Our National Game Pin Joe McCarthy GAI 5 EX
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Card Details Below:  
Year(s): 1938
ACC Set Designation: PM8
Set Name: Our National Game Pin
Country: United States
Description: This unnumbered 30-pin set issued circa 1938 carries the American Card Catalog designation of PM8. The pins, which measure 7/8" in diameter, have a bendable "tab" rather thank a pin pack. The player photo is printed in blue-and-white. The player's name and team are printed on the bottom. The pins were originally sold on a square of cardboard decorated with stars and stripes, and imprinted "OUR NATIONAL GAME" above the pin, and "A BASEBALL HERO" below. A large number of the pins, complete with their cardboard backing, were found in a hoard in Oklahoma in the early 1990s.