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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2003 Playoff Portraits Stan Musial Game Used Jersey #ed 58 100 Cardinals
$24.99
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Stan Musial Signed 1988 Pacific Legends #6 Autograph Psa DNA Certified NM 7
$170.00
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2013 Topps S1 MVP Award Trophy Stan Musial
$10.99
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1958 TOPPS SPORT MAGAZINE ALL STAR STAN MUSIAL EX MT ST. LOUIS CARDINALS #476
$30.00
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1962 Topps STAN MUSIAL Cardinals #50 NM+
$99.99
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1963 Topps Willie Mays Stan Musial Card #138 EX+ 5167
$25.15
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1962 Topps #50 Stan Musial PSA NM 7 *8790
$95.00
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1963 Topps #250 Stan Musial PSA NM 7 *8281
$100.00
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1963 Topps #1 NL BATTING LEADERS w Hank Aaron Stan Musial - EX Condition
$16.99
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1958 TOPPS #476 STAN MUSIAL ALL STAR PSA 6 - CARDINALS - SKU 862
$44.99
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1953 Bowman Color Stan Musial #32 PSA VG-EX 4 CS99
$250.00
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1958 TOPPS #476 STAN MUSIAL EX-MT B4181
$24.99
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1948 Leaf -- Stan Musial #4 -- PSA 5 - CENTERED
$795.00
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1948 Bowman STAN MUSIAL ROOKIE RC #36 PSA 4 Cardinals HOF!!
$409.99
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STAN MUSIAL 2005 DONRUSS HOF HEROES AUTO #D 02 25 DUAL GAME USED BAT SP CARDINAL
$199.99
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2012 PRIME CUTS STAN MUSIAL AUTO ON CARD AUTOGRAPH # 27 49 CARDINALS
$75.00
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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

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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 CARDINALS SIGNED 3X5 INDEX CARD JSA COA ID:21210
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STAN MUSIAL CARDINALS SIGNED 3X5 INDEX CARD BLUE SIG JSA COA ID:21211
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Stan Musial Signed Index Card, St. Louis Cardinals Large Bold Signature PSA DNA.
$65.00
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Stan Musial Signed 1988 Pacific Legends #6 Autograph Psa DNA Certified NM 7
$170.00
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PETE ROSE PHILLIES SIGNED PHOTO 8X10 WITH STAN MUSIAL GOLD SIG JSA COA ID:21418
$39.00
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PSA DNA Signed Stan Musial Duke Snider Auto 16x20 Photo Photograph
$125.00
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Stan Musial 1964 Hall of Fame, Yellow Plaque Signed Post Card. PSA DNA
$49.99
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Stan Musial Single Signed ONL-Coleman Autographed Baseball -- JSA D25591
$139.99
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Stan Musial Signed St. Louis Cardinals with JFK 16x20 Photo JSA
$284.05
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Stan Musial & Duke Snider Dual Signed 16x20 Photo w Mays PSA DNA 2A15506
$217.55
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STAN MUSIAL St Louis Cardinals Signed Gold Plaque Postcard HOF AUTO JSA COA
$99.95
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CARDINALS Stan Musial signed baseball JSA COA NL ball Autographed St. Louis HOF
$119.00
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Stan Musial psa dna signed 1983 Donruss Hall of Fame Heroes #32 slabbed
$45.95
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STAN MUSIAL ST. LOUIS CARDINALS SINGLE SIGNED BASEBALL HOF 1969 INSCRIPT STEINER
$175.00
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Stan Musial signed auto Allen and Ginter 2006 slabbed card PSA DNA St. Louis
$450.99
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Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals Stats Career Signed Autographed Poster JSA
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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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