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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Topps Baseball Card 1958 # 476 AS First Base Cardinals Stan Musial Topps RC Ex
$19.00
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2004 TOPPS TRIBUTE STAN MUSIAL HALL OF FAME JERSEY CARD
$10.49
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2012 Triple Threads Mickey Mantle Stan Musial Carl Yastrzemski 3x Jersey Bat # 9
$77.54
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1962 TOPPS #50 STAN MUSIAL NRMINT SET BREAK
$16.85
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2003 Stan Musial Diamond Kings Heritage Collection Autograph Sample card 1 1
$26.00
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2014 Topps**STAN MUSIAL**#D 99 CLASS RINGS GOLD**Cardinals
$24.99
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1960 TOPPS STAN MUSIAL #250 (100.00) VGEX+ SC9194
$20.00
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1947-66 Exhibit Stan Musial (kneeling) (Cardinals) EX MT+
$47.50
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1952 Red Man # 16N Stan Musial (Cardinals)
$72.50
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1952 BOWMAN STAN MUSIAL #196 (500.00) EX UT1729
$150.00
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1962 TOPPS STAN MUSIAL #50 (100.00) EX UT1091
$30.00
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1953 Red Man # 26N Stan Musial (Cardinals)
$47.50
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1958 Topps #476 Stan Musial A.S. (Cardinals) NM+
$47.50
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1960 Topps #250 Stan Musial (Cardinals) EX MT
$52.50
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Stan Musial 2005 Leaf Limited Lumberjacks AUTO Autograph # 50
$110.00
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PSA 3 1948 Bowman STAN MUSIAL Card # 36
$182.50
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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 Signed Autographed National League Baseball AUTO PSA DNA 7.5 (PWCC)
$69.00
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Stan Musial Signed Autographed 1985 Perez Steele Slabbed, PSA DNA AUTH (PWCC)
$36.00
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CARDINALS Stan Musial signed baseball JSA COA NL ball Autographed St. Louis HOF
$119.00
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Stan Musial Signed 2010 Razor Sports Icons Cut Auto - PSA DNA Guarantee
$79.99
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STAN MUSIAL ST. LOUIS CARDINALS SINGLE SIGNED BASEBALL HOF 1969 INSCRIPT STEINER
$175.00
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Stan Musial signed auto Allen and Ginter 2006 slabbed card PSA DNA St. Louis
$450.99
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Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals Stats Career Signed Autographed Poster JSA
$79.99
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STAN MUSIAL CARDINALS HOF SIGNED VINTAGE PLAYER MODEL GLOVE JSA HOLO COA
$249.99
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Stan Musial psa dna signed 1983 Donruss Hall of Fame Heroes #32 slabbed
$45.95
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STAN MUSIAL SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED ST. LOUIS CARDINALS PHOTO LITHOGRAPH JSA #H29159
$99.00
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Stan Musial AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED SPORT MAGAZINE PSA DNA COA CARDINALS
$129.99
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CARDINALS STAN MUSIAL AUTHENTIC SIGNED 3.75X6 ADVERTISEMENT PSA DNA SLABBED
$99.99
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STAN MUSIAL "HOF 69" SIGNED VINTAGE LITHOGRAPH CUSTOM FRAMED TO 23X29 PSA DNA
$61.00
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Stan Musial Autographed Signed 1988 Topps Card #665 PSA DNA #83512892
$49.00
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Stan Musial Autographed Signed 04 Diamond Kings Timeline Card PSA DNA #83513021
$59.00
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Stan Musial Autographed Signed 04 Diamond Kings Timeline Card PSA DNA #83513022
$59.00
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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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