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


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

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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.

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2013 Topps Tribute Stan Musial Orange PSA 9 08 50
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2011 Topps Heritage Stan Musial Player Sample Auto
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Stan Musial autograph Baseball with St Louis cardinals bat
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Upper Deck Hall of Fame Edition Stan Musial Bobblehead
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1963 Topps Salesman's Sample 3-card advertising panel (Stan Musial on back)
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2013 Topps S1 MVP Award Trophy Stan Musial
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2013 Topps Update Pennant Coins Copper Stan Musial 43 99
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1953 Bowman Color #32 Stan Musial vg HOF Cardinals
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1947-66 Exhibits Card Stan Musial Kneeling HOF Cardinals PSA 5
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1979 TCMA #9 Stan Musial CARDINALS Graded 10 GEM MINT
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2004 Leaf Certified Materials Stan Musial Autograph auto. Rare Mirror Blue 50
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1960 Topps Baseball Card #250 Stan Musial PSA Graded 5.5 St. Louis Cardinal
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1962 Topps #50 Stan Musial PSA graded 5 St.Louis Cardinals baseball card
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1960 Topps Baseball Card #250 Stan Musial PSA Graded 5 Vintage St Louis Cardinal
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1959 Topps Baseball Card #150 Stan Musial PSA Graded 5 St. Louis Cardinals
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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 and Tristar. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Stan Musial Cut Signature Exemplar

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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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Stan Musial 8x10 Signed Autograph Auto JSA Authenticated Cardinals
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Stan Musial Signed 13" x 21" Print COA JSA Cope Collection
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1 Stan Musial Autographed Single Signed Baseball PSA DNA "HOF 69" PSA 10 (SM9)
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Stan Musial St Louis Cardinals Legends Sports Signed Autographed Magazine Jsa
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Stan Musial psa dna signed 1983 Donruss Hall of Fame Heroes #32 slabbed
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Stan Musial St Louis Cardinals HOF Signed 4.5x7 Cut JSA LOA Read** Auction #23
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Stan Musial St Louis Cardinals HOF Signed 3.5x4.5 Cut JSA LOA Read** Auction #9
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Stan Musial St Louis Cardinals HOF Signed 5x7 Cut JSA LOA Read** Auction #26
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Stan Musial St Louis Cardinals HOF Signed 3x4 Cut JSA LOA Read** Auction #13
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1948 Bowman #36 Stan Musial signed auto RC card PSA DNA 10
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Stan Musial Autographed Signed Baseball "To Jerry" PSA DNA #U58680
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Stan Musial Autographed Signed Baseball "To Fred" PSA DNA #U58679
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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. As an adult, 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.

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

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