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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1988 TOPPS #655 TURN BACK THE CLOSCK STAN MUSIAL SGC AUTHENTIC AUTO CARDINALS
$85.00

2005 Leaf Certified Stan Musial Auto Autograph #197 Black 1 1 Very Rare!!
$469.00

2012 Press Pass Stan Musial Auto Purple LG-SM Autograph 11 18 Very Rare!!
$149.00

2010 Topps Triple Threads Stan Musial White Whale Auto Jersey 1 1 TTAR-185
$499.00

1952 Wheaties Baseball Card Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals (Portrait) EX
$64.99

1963 Topps Stan Musial Willie Mays Pride Of NL #138 HOF
$30.76

1958 Topps #476 All-Star - Stan Musial VG EX L22174
$18.00

1958 Topps #476 All-Star - Stan Musial EX MT L22402
$40.00

1958 Topps #476 All-Star - Stan Musial EX MT L22293
$40.00

1947 Exhibits #164 A Stan Musial Kneeling EX L517
$65.00

1958 Topps #476 All-Star - Stan Musial VG EX L22112
$18.00

1958 Topps #476 All-Star - Stan Musial NM L25063
$55.00

1947 Exhibits #164 A Stan Musial Kneeling VG L746
$40.00

1958 Topps #476 All-Star - Stan Musial NM L25059
$55.00

1958 Topps #476 All-Star - Stan Musial EX L23343
$26.00

1963 TOPPS #250 STAN MUSIAL GOOD LITE CREASES *156544
$20.00
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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 PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED COLOR HOF PLAQUE POSTCARD AUTOGRAPH
$65.00

Stan Musial SIGNED 8X10 Photo Autographed JSA COA St. Louis Cardinals HOF #1
$54.99

STAN MUSIAL PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED 3X5 INDEX CARD AUTOGRAPH
$55.00

(14) Stan "The Man" Musial St. Louis Cardinals Signed Personal Checks PSA L@@K
$980.00

Stan Musial Signed Postcard PSA DNA Gem Mint 10 Slab Auto'd COA Cardinals HOF
$229.99

STAN MUSIAL & WILLIE MAYS DUAL SIGNED 1963 MAGAZINE JSA
$396.76

Stan Musial Signed Framed 12x18 Photo Display JSA Cardinals
$89.99

Stan Musial SIGNED 16X20 Photo JSA COA Ted Williams St. Louis Cardinals
$199.99

Stan Musial SIGNED 16X20 Photo JSA COA Joe DiMaggio St. Louis Cardinals HOF
$199.99

STAN MUSIAL SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 11X14 PHOTO S-T-M COA JSA PSA
$79.00

STAN MUSIAL SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 16X20 ALL STAR GAME 16X20 S-T-M COA JSA PSA
$199.99

Stan Musial signed baseball autographed St Louis Cardinals HR PSA J61988 TriStar
$200.00

Stan Musial Signed Autographed Framed White Jersey- PSA DNA Authenticated
$528.00

Stan Musial Signed 1984-85 Sports Design Products West #11 Trading Card JSA
$128.00

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS STAN MUSIAL 18X24 SIGNED COCA COLA PRINT W JSA COA
$75.00

STAN MUSIAL AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL CARDINALS CLEAN BALL JSA CERTIFIED
$151.99
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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. 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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