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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1958 Topps Stan Musial AS #476 VINTAGE CARDINALS STAR HOF $50 HBV G-VG
$17.86
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Stan Musial History Of Baseball 2012 Leaf Cut Signature
$45.00
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1959 Stan Musial reprint card, with auto on card
$61.99
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1959 Stan Musial reprint auto on card
$51.99
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1963 EXHIBITS SET BREAK STAN MUSIAL CARDINALS HOF HIGH GRADE SHARP!
$50.00
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1958 Topps Set # 476 Stan Musial All Star PSA 4
$25.00
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1958 Topps Set # 476 Stan Musial All Star PSA 6
$50.00
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1952 WHEATIES STAN MUSIAL BATTING EX SMALL SURFACE CREASE *50541
$49.00
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1963 TOPPS PEEL-OFFS STAN MUSIAL EX STAIN *50529
$20.00
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1958 TOPPS BASEBALL # 476 STAN MUSIAL A.S. EXMT
$39.00
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2013 TOPPS ARCHIVES #185 STAN MUSIAL 10 GEM MINT
$11.99
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1963 TOPPS # 138 WILLIE MAYS STAN MUSIAL SGC 60
$44.99
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1959 TOPPS STAN MUSIAL #150 * St Louis Cardinals HOF
$46.99
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Stan Musial Cut Autograph. 2008 Razor Cuts. Beckett Encased.
$35.00
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Carl Hubbell Cut Autograph. 2007 UD SP Legendary Enshrinement Cuts #d: 26 31
$75.00
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Stan Musial 1982 Superstar #48 Auto Signed Card - JSA Graded A Auth
$59.99
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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 Single Signed National League Baseball PSA DNA 8.5 M01833
$150.00
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STAN MUSIAL SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA TRADING CARD 83188872
$99.99
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Stan Musial 1982 Superstar #48 Auto Signed Card - JSA Graded A Auth
$59.99
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STAN MUSIAL SIGNED ONL BASEBALL CARDINALS PSA ENCAPSULATED
$99.99
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Stan Musial AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MLB BASEBALL PSA DNA
$94.99
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Stan Musial Signed Photo Vintage Auto HOF St. Louis Cardinals JSA
$79.95
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Stan Musial Hand Signed Autograph Major League Baseball Cardinals PSA DNA
$89.99
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Stan Musial Signed 8X10 Photo Auto Autograph Cardinals with Snider Mays Auto PSA
$80.99
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Stan Musial St Louis Cardinals Magazine Yearbook Photo 1956 Signed Original PSA
$125.00
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Stan Musial St Louis Cardinals 1946 Yearbook Photo Magazine Signed PSA
$89.00
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Stan Musial St Louis Cardinals 1942 Signed Yearbook Magazine Photo PSA
$89.00
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Stan Musial deceased HOFer St. Louis Cardinals signed Major League ball with PSA
$79.99
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Stan Musial Signed Autographed Major League Baseball St Louis Cardinals PSA DNA
$80.99
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STAN MUSIAL Hand Signed JSA Certified Authentic 1992 St Louis Cardinals Magazine
$129.95
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STAN MUSIAL Signed Autographed Official ML Baseball Graded PSA DNA Perfect 10
$75.01
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Stan Musial signed auto PSA DNA Graded 9 Mint ONL baseball autographed HOF ball
$179.99
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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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