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.

Top eBay Listings

1959 Topps Baseball, #150 Stan Musial HOF, St. Louis Cardinals NM
$50.00

1949 Bowman Reprint St. Louis Cardinals Team Set Stan Musial 12 Cards MINT
$18.20

2006 TOPPS WAL-MART #WM1 STAN MUSIAL HOF PSA 10 B1974090-825
$10.99

1958 Topps # 476 Stan Musial NL All Star St. Louis Cardinals
$24.95

1962 Topps # 50 Stan Musial Good cond St. Louis Cardinals
$19.95

1962 Topps # 50 Stan Musial VG cond St. Louis Cardinals
$24.95

1959 Topps # 150 Stan Musial Good cond crease St. Louis Cardinals
$15.95

1963 Topps # 250 Stan Musial Good cond St. Louis Cardinals
$24.95

2012 Topps Commemorative Retired Number Patch Stan Musial
$12.00

1961 Topps STAN MUSIAL Cardinals #290 VG
$17.99

2004 UD Sweet Spot Patch - Stan Musial #140 150
$29.99

1953 Bowman Color #32 Stan Musial Psa 1 Pr New Label St. Louis Cardinals Hof
$65.99

1962 TOPPS BASEBALL #50 STAN MUSIAL, ST. LOUIS CARDINALS, HOF, 010214
$40.45

1961 Topps STAN MUSIAL Cardinals #290 NM NM+
$69.99

1947-66 Exhibit Stan Musial (kneeling) (Cardinals) EX MT+
$47.50

2005 Playoff Prime Cuts MLB Icons Game Worn Jersey Stan Musial 27 50 Cardinals
$39.99
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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



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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Top eBay Listings

early Stan Musial signed cut signature PSA auto Cardinals autograph
$59.99

STAN MUSIAL SIGNED AUTOGRAPH STAN THE MAN POSTCARD PSA DNA SLABBED COA #83503934
$74.99

Stan Musial Signed 13" x 21" Print COA JSA Cope Collection
$60.00

STAN MUSIAL SIGNED AUTOGRAPH STAN THE MAN POSTCARD PSA DNA SLABBED COA #83503933
$74.99

STAN MUSIAL SIGNED WIRE PHOTOGRAPH JSA M50268
$25.00

Stan Musial Signed 8 x 10 Print Photo JSA COA St Louis Cardinals (sku-70507)
$40.59

Stan Musial Signed Autograped MLB Baseball TRISTAR COA
$89.97

Stan Musial & Willie Mays dual signed baseball! PSA DNA FULL LOA!
$99.00

Stan Musial Autographed Signed Baseball "To Fred" PSA DNA #U58679
$79.00

Stan Musial 1969 Hall of Fame Inductee signed baseball PSA DNA
$125.00

1980 Pacific Legends Stan Musial Auto Signed Card HOF PSA DNA
$64.99

Stan Musial " 3630 Hits " Single Signed Baseball AUTO JSA COA Cardinals HOF
$112.50

Stan Musial Signed 18x24 Vintage Autographed Coca-Cola Poster PSA COA
$35.25

STAN MUSIAL signed Baseball GILES Autographed JSA D16478
$799.99

Stan Musial SL Cardinals Signed Yellow HOF Plaque Postcard-PSA DNA
$85.00

Stan Musial signed autograph 8x10 photo Baseball Hall of Fame PSA DNA Certified
$56.25
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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.

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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