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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1961 Topps 290 Stan Musial PSA 7 (1467)
$145.00
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1953 Bowman Color 32 Stan Musial PSA 3 (6606)
$180.00
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1953 Bowman Color 32 Stan Musial PSA 4 (8852)
$280.00
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1959 TOPPS STAN MUSIAL VG EX ST. LOUIS CARDINALS #150
$32.00
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1979 TCMA 50's Stan Musial #9 BVG 9.5 GEM MINT (9,9.5,9.5,10) - STL Cardinals
$14.95
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Topps #138 Pride Of N.L. "Willie Mays" "Stan Musial"
$50.00
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1959 Topps baseball #150 Stan Musial (Original) - SEE PHOTO(s)
$15.95
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1963 TOPPS #524 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS TEAM CARD W STAN MUSIAL & BOB GIBSON
$12.00
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1962 TOPPS #50 STAN MUSIAL CARDINALS
$15.00
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2013 Topps Stan Musial Spring Fever Autograph 22 26 BGS 9.5 Beckett 10 Auto
$400.00
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2002 Donruss All-Time Diamond Kings #8 Stan Musial 2500 - NM-MT
$10.50
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Stan Musial Hat Patch Card 99
$40.00
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1953 Stan Musial Cardinals Bowman 32 ex
$295.00
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Stan Musial, Albert Pujols, Rogers Hornsby Topps Triple Threads
$150.00
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1979 Sportscaster Unopened Pack #21C - Sealed - Includes Stan Musial,
$25.00
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1953 Red Man Tobacco set is card #26 of Stan Musial SGC 50 VG EX 4.
$58.77
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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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Steiner Stan Musial Signed With JFK 16x20 Photo w HOF insc (Stan the Man Auth)
$509.99
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Steiner Stan Musial Signed With JFK 11x14 Photo (Stan the Man Auth)
$309.99
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Steiner Yogi Berra & Stan Musial Signed 8x10 Photo
$355.00
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Steiner Yogi Berra & Stan Musial Signed 8x10 Photo w HOF Insc
$1,009.99
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Stan Musial & Duke Snider Dual signed 16x20 framed canvas w Willie Mays PSA DNA
$99.99
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CARDINALS STAN MUSIAL AUTHENTIC SIGNED 3.75X6 ADVERTISEMENT PSA DNA SLABBED
$99.99
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STAN MUSIAL SIGNED PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED 1947 PLAY BALL REPRINT AUTOGRAPH
$67.00
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STAN MUSIAL signed Baseball Autographed PSA DNA 1A52600
$88.00
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STAN MUSIAL PSA DNA SIGNED 1959 TOPPS CARD #150 AUTOGRAPH CERTIFIED
$99.50
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1986 TCMA Baseball Stan Musial Signed Card Beckett Graded & JSA Certified Auto
$120.00
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Signed Stan Musial 1949 Postcard BGS Graded & James Spence JSA Certified Auto
$220.00
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Stan Musial Signed & Inscribed "HOF69" Framed 16x20 Photo GAI COA Auto
$199.99
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(4) PSA DNA certified STAN MUSIAL signed baseball lot
$249.99
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Stan Musial Signed Inscribed Photo & Game Used Bat Relic St. Louis Cardinals JSA
$259.95
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STAN MUSIAL CARDINALS AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED LT. ED. STAT BASEBALL PSA DNA HOF 2500
$109.95
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STAN MUSIAL SIGNED ENGRAVED CAREER STAT BAT ST LOUIS CARDINALS HOF PSA LE 2 6
$499.99
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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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