Stan Musial Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Stan Musial

Date of Birth: 11/21/1920
Rookie Card Year: 1948
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

One of the greatest hitters in baseball history, Stan Musial card collectors are among the most passionate in the hobby. Although he is sometimes overshadowed by other big names of the era like Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays, Musial is still an important part of the game's history and collecting. The 24-time All-Star was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1969. Over the years, Musial has signed a lot of autographs and, understandably, his authenticated signatures can be purchased for very reasonable rates considering his accomplishments.

Despite a lengthy career, "Stan the Man" actually has a small amount of available cards. The most desirable Stan Musial card is his 1948 Bowman rookie card. It is interesting to note that Musial did not make his Topps debut until 1958.

Stan Musial Rookie Card Checklist

1948 Bowman Stan Musial RC #36

The first thing that catches the eye with the 1948 Bowman Stan Musial card is that it is black and white. The card is also noticeably undersized, checking in at 2 1/16" by 2 1/2". The card has a very generic appearance. If it weren't for the information on the back, one might think they were simply looking at an old photo. Thin paper and centering issues plague the card and professionally graded cards above a 5 are in short supply. This Stan Musial rookie is near the top of the 1948 Bowman Baseball list, along with the Yogi Berra rookie card.

Top eBay Listings

1953 Bowman Color #32 Stan Musial Poor
$50.00

2005 Diamond Kings HOF Heroes Materials Bronze #29 Stan Musial Bat-Bat 12 25
$24.00

2003 Leaf Limited Timber BAT RELIC #163 Stan Musial 23 25 - NM-MT
$48.00

2003 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia Etched Glass Stan Musial GWJ GUB 46 of 150
$389.95

1963 topps Pride of the NL Willie Mays Stan Musial #138
$10.50

1960 Topps STAN MUSIAL Cardinals #250 VGEX (b)
$24.99

1960 Topps STAN MUSIAL Cardinals #250 VG (a)
$19.99

1959 Topps Stan Musial # 150 EXMT+ condition...NICE CARD
$17.50

1988 DONRUSS BASEBALL FACTORY SEALED 660 CARD SET WITH STAN MUSIAL PUZZLES
$18.00

1960 topps Stan Musial #250 EXMT -NM NICE CARD
$20.50

2015 Beckett covers national promo stan Musial signed #6 autographed
$695.99

1959 TOPPS #150 STAN MUSIAL CARDINALS PSA 5 EX 296003 (KYCARDS)
$59.95

2004 (CARDINALS) Donruss Classics Legendary Leather #11 Stan Musial 100
$12.00

1959 Topps #470 Stan Musial CARDS VG G28328 - VG
$10.00

2014 Topps Tribute Stan Musial Jersey Serial # 06 10
$120.00

Stan Musial Autographed W Musial Coa 2008 Upper Deck Card 178 Puljos!!
$24.99
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Autograph Guide

Stan Musial Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Stan Musial's authentic signature looks like. This can be used as a first point of reference for determining the legitimacy of autograph memorabilia, but is not a substitute for having your items authenticated by a well-respected professional autograph authentication company. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Steiner, Reggie Jackson.com and Tristar. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Stan Musial Cut Signature Exemplar



Stan Musial Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Stan Musial signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. As an active member of the autograph circuit, Musial autographs are plentiful. However due to the length of time he spent signing, his signature deteriorated over time. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. A pride of penmanship exists even into his older years.
  2. The letter "S" is large and includes a loop allowing the pen to flow into the "t" which is crossed in the middle.
  3. The pen lifts for the letters "a" and "n" which are legible.
  4. The "M" is angular and printed.
  5. The "usial" are all legible with the "i" dotted and the "l" not always closed.

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Top eBay Listings

Stan Musial Signed Autograph Memorable Moments 8x10 Photo JSA COA "Best Wishes"
$69.99

1985 CIRCLE K SIGNED STAN MUSIAL AUTO WITH JSA COA
$39.99

STAN MUSIAL AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL HOF 69 RARE INSCRIPTION JSA CERTIFIED
$155.99

1958 Topps All-Star #476 Stan Musial HOF Signed AUTO PSA DNA AUTH Deceased 2013
$27.10

1987 Perez-Steele Great Moments #11 Stan Musial HOF Signed AUTO JSA COA
$33.00

Stan Musial Signed 1969 HOF Induction Bat 34" AUTO 479 500 JSA COA Cardinals
$141.83

**STAN MUSIAL- Signed Autographed-HOF- Perez Steele Postcard- PSA**
$59.00

**STAN MUSIAL- Signed Autographed-HOF- Perez Steele Postcard- PSA**
$55.00

STAN MUSIAL SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED RAWLINGS OML BASEBALL PSA DNA #X82187
$26.00

RARE! GreenInk Stan Musial Cardinals authentic vintage signed yellow HOF PSA dec
$89.00

Stan Musial Signed 8x10 Photograph Auto Photo PSA Stan The Man COA HOF 69 Inscr
$149.00

STAN MUSIAL ST.LOUIS CARDINALS SIGNED WILLIAM WHITE N.L BASEBALL JSA COA #G95725
$179.99

Stan Musial Signed Official MLB Baseball w "HOF 69" Insc. STEINER HOLO ONLY
$91.99

STAN MUSIAL SIGNED JSA CERT STICKER FDC AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$43.00

STAN MUSIAL JSA CERTED NATIONAL LEAGUE AUTOGRAPH BASEBALL AUTHENTIC SIGNeD
$90.00

Stan Musial "The Man" Signed W. White ONL Baseball Autograph Auto JSA COA
$175.00
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute or Google+.

User Comments

  1. 1962 *STAN MUSIAL* St. Louis Cardinals
    TOPPS #317 Baseball Card
    can u tell me the value? Excellent condition

  2. A couple have sold recently on eBay for around $10 in EX condition. It’s a cool-looking card.

  3. I have a Stan Musial autographed baseball. Ball is somewhat yellowed, not bad, but some discoloration. Autograph is very legible. Can you give me a price range for this item? Thanks

  4. Why is the 1948 Bowman considered to be Stan Musial’s “rookie card” when there is a 1947 Exhibits Card (164 A)?
    Thanks.

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