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.

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1947-66 Exhibit Card Stan Musial (Kneeling) NM Condition
$70.00

STAN MUSIAL 2014 Topps Rookie Class RING Card #CR19 HOF St Louis Cardinals
$13.95

1958 TOPPS #476 STAN MUSIAL ALL STAR
$88.00

2012 Topps Triple Thread Stan Musial Game-Used Bat #5 9 SSP Cards HOF Legend!
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1960 Topps STAN MUSIAL #250 St. Louis Cardinals HBV $100
$25.00

1958 Topps Stan Musial All Star #476 PSA 3 VG
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Stan musial auto #14 15 rare auto
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2013 Topps Chasing History Insert Stan Musial #CH-29 PSA 9
$11.99

STAN MUSIAL DAVID FREESE 2013 TOPPS HERITAGE REAL ONE DUAL AUTO #01 25
$179.99

1961 TOPPS #290 STAN MUSIAL CARDINALS EX 260884
$45.00

1959 TOPPS #150 STAN MUSIAL CARDINALS EX 261323
$59.95

1962 TOPPS # 50 STAN MUSIAL CARDINALS EX 261130
$49.95

1963 TOPPS #138 WILLIE MAYS STAN MUSIAL EX 261126
$39.95

1962 TOPPS # 50 STAN MUSIAL CARDINALS EX 261129
$50.00

1963 TOPPS #250 STAN MUSIAL CARDINALS EX 261111
$50.00

1963 TOPPS #138 WILLIE MAYS STAN MUSIAL EX 261112
$40.00
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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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STAN MUSIAL Signed Picture Post Card - JSA - St Louis Cardinals HOF Autographed
$39.59

STAN MUSIAL Signed 18x24 Poster Large Signature PSA DNA Framed
$120.00

Stan Musial Signed Autographed MLB Baseball PSA DNA COA #3A82444 HOF Auto
$79.00

STAN MUSIAL Signed Hand Painted BASEBALL Auto Cardinals HOF PSA DNA PSA RARE 1 1
$269.00

Stan Musial Signed Autographed MLB Baseball PSA DNA COA #3A82490 HOF Auto
$89.00

Stan Musial Signed Autographed MLB Baseball PSA DNA COA #3A82450 HOF Auto
$99.00

Stan Musial Signed Autographed MLB Baseball PSA DNA COA #3A82445 HOF Auto
$99.00

Stan Musial Signed Autographed MLB Baseball PSA DNA COA #3A82489 HOF Auto
$99.00

Stan Musial Signed Autographed MLB Baseball PSA DNA COA #3A82446 HOF Auto
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Stan Musial Signed Autographed MLB Baseball PSA DNA COA #3A82449 HOF Auto
$109.00

Stan Musial Signed Autographed MLB Baseball PSA DNA COA #3A82452 HOF Auto
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Stan Musial Signed Autographed MLB Baseball PSA DNA COA #3A82451 HOF Auto
$109.00

Stan Musial Signed Autographed MLB Baseball PSA DNA COA #3A82442 HOF Auto
$109.00

Stan Musial Single Signed OML-Selig Auth Baseball ---PSA DNA P58087
$99.99

Stan Musial Autographed Signed HOF Postcard PSA DNA
$45.99

STAN MUSIAL -- SIGNED COLLAGE OF BOX SCORES FROM HISTORIC GAMES -- JSA COA
$145.00
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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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