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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STAN MUSIAL 2012 PANINI PRIZM #125 NATIONAL CONVENTION VIP PULSAR SP 5 AB6138
$19.99

1960 NU-CARD BASEBALL HI-LITES #21 STAN MUSIAL HITS... POP 12 PSA 8 B1543036
$156.99

1958 TOPPS ALL STAR #476 STAN MUSIAL CARDINALS HOF PSA 8 B1946607-352
$155.99

1962 Topps #317 Plays 21st Season - Stan Musial VG U29011
$19.00

s3342 - 1952 Bowman #196 Stan Musial St Louis Cardinals Card HOFer
$138.14

BLANK BACK STICKER 1963 TOPPS PEEL-OFF BASEBALL CARD PSA STAN MUSIAL CARDINALS
$32.00

1963 TOPPS PEEL-OFFS STAN MUSIAL HOF BLANK BACK POP 4 PSA 8 B1880814-867
$141.99

2001 FLEER STAN MUSIAL AUTOGRAPH COA FROM STAN MUSIAL HIMSELF
$39.99

1987 LEAF PEREZ STEELE STAN MUSIAL AUTOGRAPH WITH COA FROM STAN MUSIAL HIMSELF!
$39.99

Stan Musial 2005 Timeless Treasures Game-Worn Pants 25 50 HOF Cardinals
$29.95

1987 LEAF HALL OF FAME STAN MUSIAL AUTOGRAPH WITH COA FROM STAN MUSIAL HIMSELF!
$39.99

1958 Topps # 476 Stan Musial All Star EX MT PSA 6
$50.00

STAN MUSIAL 2014 PANINI NATIONAL TREASURES STAN THE MAN BAT #17 25 CARDINALS
$39.99

Stan Musial 2015 Leaf Auto 1944 WS World Series Champs Autograph HOF Card MA-SM2
$24.00

Stan Musial 2015 Leaf Auto 1969 HOF Deceased Autograph Card MA-SM18
$24.00

Stan Musial 2015 Leaf Auto 1942 WS World Series Champs Autograph HOF Card MA-SM1
$24.00
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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 1958 Topps Signed Autographed Auto PSA DNA 83761583
$199.00

Steiner Stan Musial Signed Swing 8x10 Photo (Stan the Man Auth)
$359.99

STAN MUSIAL SIGNED JSA CERTED TCMA POSTCARD AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$54.00

Stan Musial Signed 11x13 Handprint AUTO JSA COA Cardinals HOF Deceased 2013
$2,300.00

STAN MUSIAL SIGNED JSA CERTED BECKETT AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$69.00

STAN MUSIAL SIGNED PUZZLE 1988 DONRUSS PSA DNA CERTED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$51.45

STAN MUSIAL SIGNED JSA CERTIFIED 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$55.00

STAN MUSIAL CARDINALS,HOF JSA COA SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
$150.00

Vintage STAN MUSIAL d.2013(Cardinals) signed N.L (Giamatti) baseball-JSA #L93571
$129.00

Stan Musial Signed Autographed 8x10 Photo JSA COA St Louis Cardinals HOF
$99.99

Stan Musial 3000th Hit Signed Framed 16x20 Photo Poster Display JSA Cardinals
$89.99

HOF Team Signed Baseball JSA HANK AARON STAN MUSIAL ROBINSON ROSE BROCK+
$619.20

Stan Musial Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo St. Louis Cardinals PSA DNA #X09414
$69.00

STAN MUSIAL AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BLONDE ADIRONDACK BAT CARDINALS PSA DNA
$259.00

STAN MUSIAL AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED THE MAN STAN MUSIAL PAPERBACK BOOK 1977 PSA (487)
$99.99

STAN MUSIAL AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CARDINALS MITCHELL & NESS JERSEY "HOF 69" PSA DNA
$449.00
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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.

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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