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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1947-1966 Major League Baseball Salutation Stan Musial PSA 5
$56.25

1987 LEAF CANDY CITY STAN MUSIAL AUTOGRAPH WITH COA FROM STAN MUSIAL HIMSELF!
$39.99

1983 DONRUSS STAN MUSIAL AUTOGRAPH WITH COA FROM STAN MUSIAL HIMSELF!
$39.99

STAN MUSIAL 1953 BOWMAN COLOR #32 CARD - SGC 40 VG 3
$205.00

2015 Leaf Heroes of Baseball Insert set #MM-01 to MM-20. Stan Musial St. Louis
$17.99

1963 Topps Batting Leaders #1 (Hank Aaron, Frank Robinson, Stan Musial)
$14.50

1985 TOPPS STAN MUSIAL AUTOGRAPH WITH COA FROM STAN MUSIAL HIMSELF!
$39.99

2003 PLAYOFF STAN MUSIAL AUTOGRAPH WITH COA FROM STAN MUSIAL HIMSELF!
$39.99

2001 UPPER DECK STAN MUSIAL AUTOGRAPH WITH COA FROM STAN MUSIAL HIMSELF!
$39.99

2006 Greats of the Game Copper #85 Stan Musial 299
$12.00

2003 SWEET SPOT STAN MUSIAL AUTOGRAPH WITH COA FROM STAN MUSIAL HIMSELF!
$39.99

2001 UPPER DECK STAN MUSIAL AUTOGRAPH WITH COA FROM STAN MUSIAL HIMSELF!
$39.99

2008 UD HEROES STAN MUSIAL AUTOGRAPH WITH COA FROM STAN MUSIAL HIMSELF!
$39.99

2013 ALLEN & GINTER STAN MUSIAL AUTOGRAPH WITH COA FROM STAN MUSIAL HIMSELF!
$39.99

2014 ALLEN & GINTER STAN MUSIAL AUTOGRAPH WITH COA FROM STAN MUSIAL HIMSELF!
$39.99

Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 1961 Topps Baseball Card #290 NM **
$74.99
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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 JSA CERT STICKER FDC AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$43.00

STAN MUSIAL SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED LARGE 30X40 POSTER PRINT S-T-M COA JSA PSA
$99.00

STAN MUSIAL SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED OML BASEBALL BALL JSA #L11677
$83.66

STAN MUSIAL SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED OML BASEBALL BALL JSA #L11675
$83.66

STAN MUSIAL SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED OML BASEBALL BALL JSA #L11667
$83.66

STAN MUSIAL SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED OML BASEBALL BALL JSA #L11672
$83.66

STAN MUSIAL SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED OML BASEBALL BALL JSA #L11668
$83.66

STAN MUSIAL SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED OML BASEBALL BALL JSA #L11669
$83.66

STAN MUSIAL SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED OML BASEBALL BALL JSA #L11671
$83.66

STAN MUSIAL SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED OML BASEBALL BALL JSA #L11670
$83.66

STAN MUSIAL SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED OML BASEBALL BALL PSA DNA #X82183
$83.66

STAN MUSIAL SIGNED AUTOGRAPH FRAMED PHOTO & WORLD SERIES TICKET PSA DNA #F86382
$328.06

STAN MUSIAL ST. LOUIS CARDS SIGNED LOGO BASEBALL PSA DNA
$79.95

Stan Musial St.Louis Cardinals vintage signed autographed 8x10 UDA C
$149.99

CARDINALS Stan Musial signed 3x5 index card JSA COA AUTO Autographed HOFer
$49.95

Stan Musial SIGNED POSTCARD JSA Ted Williams "the Kid" St. Louis Cardinals 
$59.99
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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. 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

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