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

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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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1962 Topps Baseball Bucks Stan Musial PSA 6
$125.00
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Stan Musial Exhibit 1947 - 1966 Baseball Card HOF Cardinals
$27.99
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2002 Donruss All-Time Diamond Kings #8 Stan Musial 2500 - NM-MT
$10.50
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1948 BOWMAN STAN MUSIAL #36 SGC 88 8 NRMT-MT (CENTERED)
$2,900.00
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1988 DONRUSS DIAMOND KINGS FACTORY SEALED SUPER 5x7 CARD SET STAN MUSIAL PUZZLE
$28.00
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1960 Topps "STAN MUSIAL" (St. Louis Cardinals) Card # 250
$25.00
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1984 Sports Design #11 STAN MUSIAL SGC 98 GEM MINT 10 StL Cardinals HOF 1969
$50.00
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St Louis Cardinals Topps 1991 Stan Musial 1958 Reprint Baseball Card
$19.99
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2004 Ultra Legendary 13 Collection Game Used #AP A.Pujols Oversized Jsy 13
$2,776.00
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2003 Donruss Signature Team Trademarks Decade #31 Stan Musial
$62.40
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2003 Donruss Champions Grand Champions Metalized #1 Stan Musial
$10.92
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2003 Donruss Champions Metalized #247 Stan Musial
$10.92
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2001 Donruss Elite Throwback Threads #TT1 Stan Musial SP 75 Jsy
$54.60
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2001 Donruss Classics Timeless Tributes #167 Stan Musial 100
$22.75
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2003 Diamond Kings Silver Foil #163 Stan Musial RET
$10.92
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2003 (BB) Donruss Classics Classic Singles #25 Stan Musial Jsy 25 - NM-MT
$149.50
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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

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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 AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED ST LOUIS CARDINALS RAWLINGS BASEBALL BAT PSA DNA
$399.99
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WILLIE MAYS HANK AARON STAN MUSIAL AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MLB BASEBALL STEINER
$999.99
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STAN MUSIAL Signed Baseball Stan the Man Musial HOF 69 Autographed Ball PSA DNA
$103.79
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STAN MUSIAL Signed Adirondack Bat Baseball Bat Autographed Bat PSA DNA COA
$72.00
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1947 Stan Musial Signed Bob Parker "2nd Best" Card, PSA DNA
$129.00
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Stan Musial Signed Autographed Official MLB (William D. White) Baseball JSA
$99.00
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Stan Musial AUTOGRAPH SIGNED Louisville Slugger Batting Cham BAT JSA 231 3630
$299.99
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Stan Musial Autographed Signed 3x5 Index Card PSA DNA #81965577
$69.00
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Stan Musial Autographed Signed 3x5 Index Card PSA DNA #81965576
$69.00
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Stan Musial Autographed Signed Postcard PSA DNA #81481563
$129.00
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JULY 30,1995 HALL OF FAME INDUCTION DAY MULTI SIGNED BASEBALL STAN MUSIAL JSA
$749.99
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Stan Musial Autographed Signed Baseball Photo UACC PSA DNA
$248.75
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RARE STAN MUSIAL ST. LOUIS CARDINALS SIGNED "STAND FOR STAN" CUT OUT PSA DNA COA
$199.99
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Stan Musial signed Cardinals Majestic Jersey PSA DNA auto
$249.99
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Stan Musial Signed Thumbprint Baseball - PSA DNA
$159.00
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Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals Signed Majestic Jersey 3x WSC PSA
$299.00
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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. 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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