Truth, justice, patriotism, and courage were represented by the four stars on the Shield’s extraordinary uniform, his true identity, Joe Higgins, was only known by FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. MLJ Magazines launched the Shield G-Man Club in Pep Comics #15. It offered a red, white and blue badge and membership card in exchange for a 2¢ stamp.

The Shield G-Man Club ran from 1941-1948 and had a few different premiums.

The most iconic is the pin back button.

There was also a membership card. However, when the Shield G-Man Club became the Archie Club in 1948 members were encouraged to turn in their G-Man membership card to get a free Archie Club membership card.

In 2018 the club began again as an unofficial gathering of patriots whose blood ran Red, White, and Blue!

It all started here…

So what did you get for your 2¢ stamp

You got a beautiful pinback button.


Shield G-Man Club Badge
1sr Version
blue rim, celluloid pinback button
1¾ inches in diameter



Sheild G-Man Club Badge
2ⁿᵈ Version
no Rim, celluloid pinback button
1½ inches in diameter



Sheild G-Man Club Badge
3ʳᵈ Version
Die-Cut Shield Shaped Badge
This pin is the most common, due to recent warehouse find
1″ tall



Sheild G-Man Club Badge
4ᵗʰ Version
no rim, celluloid pinback button
1¼ inches in diameter



Then there was the Membership ID Card, not all of them were actually signed by Joe Higgins, note the different signatures. Possibly signed for Joe by Betty or Dusty?

It all came to an end when Archie Andrews took over the club and made it in his own image. Pep Comics #66 carried the message that the club would be known as the Archie Club. Members were requested to send in their membership cards in exchange for which they were to receive a new Archie Club button free of charge, new members could join for 10¢.


and Archie had his own collectors pin.







a new membership badge was issued…


Shield G-Man Club Badge
5ᵗʰ Version
blue rim, mylar film pinback button. The overall construction is comprised of metal and, a heavy-duty polymer backing.
1¼ inches in diameter

and a new Membership ID Card was issued…

The 2018 club was unofficial and limited to 200 member Agents.

Rik Offenberger Agent 001
Daniel St. John Agent 002
Shaun Clancy Agent 003
Martin Boruta Agent 004 International Service – Canada
Richard Vasseur Agent 005 International Service – Canada
Anthony Burcher Agent 006
Kevin Noel Olson Agent 007
Giovanni Aria Agent 008
Brian Humphreys Agent 009 International Service – Spain
Steven Butler Agent 010
Mark A. Lester Agent 011
Nicholas Naclerio Agent 012
Dærick Gröss Sr. Agent 013
Wayne Judge Agent 014
Allen Trembone Agent 015
Matthew Szewczyk Agent 016
Lucas Szewcayk Agent 017
Frank Hayden Agent 018
Ric Croxton Agent 019
Tim Healy Agent 020
Chris Squires Agent 021
Decommisioned Agent 022
Jeffrey Vaughn Agent 023
Alex Wright Agent 024 International Service – Canada
Shawn Clay Agent 025
Scott Martin Agent 026
Stephen Lipson Agent 027 International Service – Canada
Bradley S. Cobb Agent 028
Michael Dunne Agent 029
Alexander Raymond Agent 030
Kent Hammerstrom Agent 031
Kent Clark Agent 032
Patrick Tuller Agent 033
Ray Sablack Agent 034
Rolando Rodriguez Agent 035
Anthony Conn Agent 036
Michael Resig Agent 037
Jason Lee Miller Agent 038
Michael Netzer Agent 039 International Service – Isreal
Rick Williams Agent 040
Gregg Whitmore Agent 041
Decommisioned Agent 042
Matt Hickman Agent 043
Chris Malgrain Agent 044 International Service – France
Bill Zeralsky Agent 045
Benjamin Hayden Agent 046
Don O’Malley Agent 047
Decommisioned Agent 048
John Carroll Agent 049
Rusty Gilligan Agent 050
John Fasano Agent 051
Decommisioned Agent 052
Thomason Machiyo Agent 053 International Service – Indonesia
Carlos Esqueda Agent 054 International Service – Mexico
Toreen Salberg Agent 055
Martin Solzberg Agent 056
Ian Solzberg Agent 057
Brian Booth Agent 058
Fred Scribner Agent 059
Rebecca Winters Agent 060
Bill Fisher Jr Agent 061
Eric Wilkinson-Gilyard Agent 062
Bro Michael Henry Agent 063
Erik Hotton Agent 064
Roger Doto Agent 065
William Thomas Boyer Agent 066
Phil Latter Agent 067 International Service – Canada
Brett O’Neal Agent 068
Joe Higgins Director
 Anthony Zister
Aaron Wexler
Aaron Wyst
Alan P. Schulman
Albie Hoch III
Alex Valentine
Alfonso Limone
Alfredo José San Miguel Renovales
Andrew Alan Smith
Andrew Beech
Andrew Mugs David Drummond
Andrew Stepp
Barry Hamlet
Barry Reese
Billy Lock
Bob’s Correlations
Boku Kon
Brad Matthews
Brandon Lee Amazon
Brian Dockery
Brock Redding
Chad McAlpin
Charles Pratt
Charles Van Aller
Charlie Henry
Chris Dunn
Chris Moore
Chris Ryall
Chuck Heern
Chucky Tartt
CLee Durrwachter
Colin Vader
Corey Grant’
Craig Mitchell
Daliss Chine
Dan Hagen
Dan Patrick
Dan White
Daniel Ichim
Daniel MacMaster
Danny Grigsby
David Barsalou
David Gregory Pihl
David Lounsberry
David Oricchio
Dean Compton
Dennis Ray
Dennis Ryan
Dev Dev
Don Brigham
Don Tole
Donald Lee Wilkey
Donald Norton
Donnie Page
Edmund Vitale
Edward Lee Love
Emmanuel Djabali
Eric Reece
Erika Martin
Ernie J. Peters III
Fitzroy Fitzroy
Frank D’Urso
Frank Fitzroy
Frank Key
Fred Korey
Gary Herman
Geoffrey Perry Brenneman
Gerald Patrick
Goz Mosis
Henry Flores Jr Ibarra
Henry Joseph Feakes
Holly Karway
Howard Moses
Itz Foyanmu
James Rebello
Jamison Challeen
Jared Blank
Jason Hargrove
Jason Redtke
Jay Yates
Jeffery Leamon
Jeffery Marcotte
Jeffery Nixon
Jeffrey Petters
Jeremy Bement
Jerry Franklin
Jimmy Gray
Joeseph Simon
Joey Gilliam
John Osborne
John Paul
John Troup
Jorge Pacheco
Jose Canas
Jose Luis Moral
Joseph Carroll
Justice Carmon
Justin Raw Vvegan
Kelly M Graham
Kelly Myers
Ken Anthony II
Ken Cogan
Ken Collison
Ken Johnston
Kevin Cox
Kevin Doughty
Kevin Lepore
Kevin Mccrackin
Kevin Moorhead
Kevin Potter
Kjonz Jonz
Korey Watkins
Kurt Christenson
Lance Jones
Larry Kunofsky
Larry Matthews
Leon Mallett
Loki J DeWitt
Lou Mougin
Marcelo Bravo
Marius Ball
Mark Allen
Mark Barnard
Mark Cole
Mark Davis
Mark Lambert
Mark Livengood
Mark Munter
Mark Philip Steele
Matt A. Bower
Matt Houston
Matthew Price
Matthew Sawicki
Michael Fusco
Mike Cochran
Mike DeStasio
Mike Ferguson
Mike Westmoreland
Neil Robertson
Pat Johnson
Patrick Thomas Parnell
Patrick-Gus Posey
Paul Castiglia
Paul Chris Esposto
Paul F. Lucas
Paul G. Villaverde
Paul Sterling
Pedro Antonio DelValle-López
Peter Breau
Peter Grimshaw
Peter Norman Heimsoth
Petra Kean Jimwan
Randall Eharb
Randy Buchanan
Randy Shilling
Reuben Rogers
Richard A. Spake
Richard Boucher
Richard Cadiz
Richard Chichakian
Richard Gross
Richard Paul Watson
Rick Blair
Rick Karboviak
Ricky Custer
Rob Bush
Rob Shalda
Rob Vangroff
Robert Black
Robert Kotoff
Robert Newton
Ronald Owens
Sam Millar
Scott Waldeck
Sean Elis
Seth Queen
Shawn Walker
Spencer Muir
Stephen Popchak
Steve Connor
Steve Knight
Steve Taylor
Tajudeen Taoveeq
Thomas Barber
Thomas Pacull
Thomas Scribner
Tim Ellis
Tim Majka
Tim Marshall
Tim Powers
Tom Cravens
Tommy Troy
Tony A Farrar
Tony Ellis
Tony Kujawa
Tony Swan
Torrianah Babz
Trent Black
Vance G Harris
Victor Clifford
Victor Sherrick
Von Grimm
William Lear
Wyatt Floyd Jr.