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 2005 Diamond Kings HOF Heroes Emerald Border Black & White 50 CARDS
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STAN MUSIAL 2003 Fleer Fall Classic GOLD 50 CARDINALS
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STAN MUSIAL 2004 Studio GOLD Studio Proof 50 CARDINALS
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STAN MUSIAL 2010 Topps Sterling Copper 4 5 CARDINALS *RARE*
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STAN MUSIAL 2002 Fleer Fall Classics GOLD 06 50 JERSEY #! CARDINALS
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2001 Fleer Greats Of The Game Stan Musial Auto On Card Rare Cardinals
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2005 Donruss STAN MUSIAL # 11 Signature Stars Autograph Material Jersey
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1959 TOPPS STAN MUSIAL #150 PSA 5 AWESOME ST LOUIS CARDINALS HALL OF FAME
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vintage basball card stan musial
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2005 Donruss Classics Classic Singles Materials #6 Stan Musial Bat-Jsy #01 10
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2005 ABSOLUTE STAN MUSIAL AUTO #D 100 TOOLS OF THE TRADE RARE FIND CARDINALS
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Stan Musial lot of 4, 1949-1963 with Color TV, Miller Press, pitcher minors
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(25488) 1948 Bowman 36 Stan Musial RC Cardinals-marked in Ink-GD
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STAN MUSIAL BASEBALL FAVORITES BBCM RARE + 10 2001 FLEER GREATS OF THE GAME
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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 PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED TCMA POSTCARD AUTOGRAPH
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STAN MUSIAL SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED M159 PLAYER MODEL BAT JSA COA PSA
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Stan Musial SIGNED Baseball JSA Certified Autographed
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STAN MUSIAL SIGNED JSA NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTHENTICATED AUTOGRAPH
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STAN MUSIAL AUTO SIGNED 1961 NU CARD SCOOPS PSA DNA ST LOUIS CARDINALS
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STAN MUSIAL AUTO SIGNED 1988 DONRUSS GAI COA ST LOUIS CARDINALS
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Stan Musial Signed Leaning on Bat 16x20 Photo Steiner COA
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Yogi Berra & Stan Musial Signed 11x14 Photo Steiner COA
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Rare Stan Musial Signed All Century Team 1999 World Series Baseball PSA DNA COA
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STAN MUSIAL SIGNED ST LOUIS CARDINALS JERSEY BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM FRAMED PSA DNA
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STAN MUSIAL STL CARDINALS SIGNED RAWLINGS ONL BASEBALL JSA #K78429
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STAN MUSIAL STL CARDINALS SIGNED RAWLINGS ONL BASEBALL JSA #L16425
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Stan Musial PSA DNA signed auto Vintage Stan The Man baseball glove autograph
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Stan Musial Autographed Signed Baseball PSA DNA SM4 with HOF 69 inscription
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Stan Musial Autographed Signed Baseball PSA DNA SM5
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STAN MUSIAL auto signed Baseball Feeney HOF PSA DNA T61406
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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

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