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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1961 Topps Baseball Stan Musial Card # 290 EX-MT Condition
$75.00

1960 Topps Baseball Card #250 Stan Musial PSA Graded 4 St. Louis Cardinals
$39.99

2005 Topps Retired Signature Co-Signers #MS Stan Musial Duke Snider B Auto 36 49
$195.00

2009 ETOPPS IN HAND T-206 TRIBUTE STAN MUSIAL ST. LOUIS CARDINALS HOF 615 749
$12.59

2012 TOPPS GOLDEN MOMENTS #GMDC4 STAN MUSIAL CARDINALS 53 99 GOLD DIE CUT
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1958 Topps #476 Stan Musial AS Cardinals - NM
$40.00

1963 TOPPS STAN MUSIAL CARDINALS #250 Baseball card NM- free usa shipping
$57.59

2016 Flawless Baseball Stan Musial Game Used Sick 3 Color Jersey Patch 10 10 $$$
$399.99

2014 Panini Hall Of Fame 75th Anniversary Stan Musial Cut Autograph #'d 27 99
$69.95

1958 STAN MUSIAL HOF TOPPS 476 ALL STAR VGEX Gradeable Card HS
$99.40

1953 32 Stan Musial St.Louis Cardinals Topps G Collectible card HS
$74.76

1959 150 Stan Musial St.Louis Cardinals Topps G Vintage card Single HS
$77.40

1953 Bowman Color #32 Stan Musial - GOOD -STOCK PHOTO-
$120.00

1952 STAN MUSIAL STAR-CAL DECALS PSA AUTHENTIC TYPE 1 # 81-F !!
$149.99

2014 Panini Hall of Fame 75th BUYBACK AUTO Stan Musial HOF Heroes Autograph # 57
$69.95

1962 Topps #50 Stan Musial SGC 88 = PSA 8 lowest buy price on ebay
$69.00
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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.

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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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Beautiful Stan Musial Signed Heavily Inscribed Stat Baseball PSA DNA MINT 9
$499.99

Stan Musial Signed Framed 16x20 Photo Set PSA DNA Cardinals w Mickey Mantle
$119.99

STAN MUSIAL AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED THE MAN STAN MUSIAL PAPERBACK BOOK 1977 PSA (487)
$39.99

Stan Musial Signed St. Louis Cardinals HOF Postcard - HOF - PSA DNA - Slabbed
$79.99

Stan Musial Signed Framed 18x24 Photo Poster Display PSA DNA Cardinals
$107.99

Stan Musial Cardinals single signed NL Baseball w Thumb Print LE 200 PSA DNA
$199.99

Stan Musial Signed Autographed MLB Baseball PSA DNA COA F19233 St. Louis Cards
$99.99

1988 STAN MUSIAL AUTHENTIC SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA PACIFIC LEGENDS
$59.99

Stan Musial Signed Autographed MLB Baseball PSA DNA COA #3A82451 HOF Auto
$99.99

Stan Musial Signed Official MLB Baseball PSA DNA S30244 HOF
$99.95

Stan Musial Signed 3x5 Index Card Slabbed Auto PSA DNA 83705111 Cardinals HOF
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STAN MUSIAL AUTO SIGNED BASEBALL 4 6 SUPER RARE COA STEINER HOF CARDINALS
$169.99

PSA DNA Cardinals STAN MUSIAL Signed Autograph Hall Of Fame Plaque Postcard
$122.55

Stan Musial Signed Paluso Litho Framed Autographed Baseball Lithograph PSA DNA
$69.00

JSA COA STAN MUSIAL SIGNED ORIGINAL PHOTO FROM THE STAN MUSIAL ESTATE COLLECTION
$69.99

STAN MUSIAL SIGNED ORIGINAL PHOTO THE STAN MUSIAL ESTATE COLLECTION #2 JSA COA
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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

  4. Why is the 1948 Bowman considered to be Stan Musial’s “rookie card” when there is a 1947 Exhibits Card (164 A)?
    Thanks.

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