John J. McGraw - 1915/16 M101-4 Sporting News

John Joseph McGraw (1873-1934) was a tremendous player in his own right, but would become one of the greatest managers in history. During his playing days, Muggsy hit .334, with 1,309 hits and 462 RBI. He spent 16 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles (AA/NL), St. Louis Cardinals and was player/manager of the Baltimore Orioles (AL) and New York Giants. John McGraw was at the helm at the New York Giants for 31 years, leading them to 10 National League pennants and three World Championships (1905, 1921, 1922). In 1919, McGraw gained total control of the Giants when he became part owner in the club in addition to being vice-president, general manager and field manager. John McGraw retired midway through the 1932 season with the most wins by a manager (2,840) and remains among the top three in Major League Baseball. The Veterans Committee elected John Joseph McGraw to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937.



Condition Census (Explain)

  • John J. McGraw
  • John J. McGraw Blank Back
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 NM-MT 8
1 NM-MT 8
2 NM 7
2 NM 7
3 EX-MT 6
4 EX 5
4 EX 5
4 EX 5
4 EX 5
5 VG+ 3.5

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05/20/2011 $386 7 289 Mile High Card Company May 2011 Auction 08072645
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03/02/2019 $675 7 377 Goldin Auctions 2019 Winter Auction Closing March 2 Auction 08072645
12/18/2011 $428 6 214 Memory Lane, Inc. Winter 2011 Auction 15526015