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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2004 Leaf Limited Bronze Spotlight Stan Musial 100 100 Cardinals
$12.99

Fleet Greats Stan Musial Forever Cardinals Jersey Card
$19.99

1958 TOPPS BASEBALL #476 H.O.F.er STAN MUSIAL ALL-STAR
$18.49

DONRUSS 5 COMPLETE PUZZLES ' HANK AARON ' STAN MUSIAL ' WARREN SPAHN ' STARGELL
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LOT OF 21 DONRUSS BASEBALL PUZZLE & CARD PACKS STAN MUSIAL 1988
$18.69

1960 Topps Baseball #250 Stan Musial (Cards) PSA 6
$80.00

1963 Topps #1 NL Batting Leaders (Hank Aaron Stan Musial) VgEx *2761
$11.95

1962 Topps #50 Stan Musial St Louis Cardinals PSA 7 NRMT. HIGH END 1 OWNER. 7.5?
$125.00

STAN MUSIAL 05 DIAMOND KINGS BLUE 2PC GU AUTO # 15 25 ST LOUIS
$104.95

2005 Topps Pristine Valuable Performance Bat Relic Stan Musial St Louis Cardinal
$14.98

2004 Playoff Prime Cuts Stan Musial Autographed 2 Color Jersey Card
$500.00

1952 Berk Ross Stan Musial 70 EX+ 5.5 Baseball Card SGC
$71.01

Stan Musial 1956 APBA Retro Card Classic Oddball Card Very Rare Cardinals
$19.99

STAN MUSIAL 2013 Topps 1961 Commemorative Patch #MCP-13 St Louis Cardinals HOF
$12.95

1952 Berk Ross Stan Musial, St. Louis Cardinals, PSA 4
$95.00

1959 TOPPS STAN MUSIAL BASEBALL CARD - EX-MINT CONDITION!
$16.99
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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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Stan Musial Signed Autographed 8x10 Photo JSA COA St Louis Cardinals HOF
$99.99

Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo w JFK JSA K73205
$139.00

STAN MUSIAL AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 2002 FLEER GREATS DUEL. DUOS CARD #3 - PSA DNA
$125.00

Steiner Yogi Berra & Stan Musial Signed 11x14 Photo
$709.99

Stan Musial Signed Official National League Baseball Cardinals Black Sig JSA COA
$99.95

Stan Musial Signed Official National League Baseball Cardinals Blue Sig JSA COA
$99.95

Cardinal STAN MUSIAL Autograph Signed NL Coleman Baseball PSA DNA
$40.00

Stan Musial Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo Cardinals PSA DNA #V56119
$49.00

Stan Musial Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Cardinals Best Wishes PSA DNA #V56127
$99.00

Stan Musial Signed St. Louis Cardinals 18x24 Lithograph Photo Insc. HOF 69 JSA
$129.00

STAN MUSIAL WITH STAN MUSIAL HOLO PSA DNA 9 MINT SIGNED WITH HOF GAME BASEBALL
$119.99

STAN MUSIAL Signed Picture Post Card - JSA - St Louis Cardinals HOF Autographed
$43.99

Stan Musial Signed Autographed MLB Baseball PSA DNA COA #3A82490 HOF Auto
$89.00

Stan Musial Signed Autographed MLB Baseball PSA DNA COA #3A82450 HOF Auto
$99.00

Stan Musial Signed Autographed MLB Baseball PSA DNA COA #3A82489 HOF Auto
$99.00

Stan Musial Signed Autographed MLB Baseball PSA DNA COA #3A82446 HOF Auto
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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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