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

1962 TOPPS # 50 STAN MUSIAL CARDINALS PSA 6 EX-MT 214241
$80.00

1953 Bowman Color #32 - STAN MUSIAL - PSA 4 VG-EX - St Louis Cardinals HOF
$198.62

1958 Topps Stan Musial AS #476 VINTAGE CARDINALS STAR HOF $50 HBV G-VG
$23.18

1958 Topps Set # 476 Stan Musial All Star PSA 4
$25.00

1958 Topps Set # 476 Stan Musial All Star PSA 6
$50.00

1963 TOPPS PEEL-OFFS STAN MUSIAL EX STAIN *50529
$20.00

1958 TOPPS BASEBALL # 476 STAN MUSIAL A.S. EXMT
$39.00

1959 TOPPS BB #470 STAN MUSIAL BT EX EX+
$14.00

1952 Royal Stars Pudding Dessert Premium Stan Musial St Louis Cardinals 5x7 Fan
$249.99

1947 Agent Brochure Ted Williams Sid Luckman Stan Musial Nat Holman Bobby Riggs
$24.99

STAN MUSIAL IN ACTION BASEBALL PHOTO CLASSICS 1985 BLACK & WHITE POSTCARD
$23.48

1959 TOPPS STAN MUSIAL #150 * St Louis Cardinals HOF
$39.99

Stan Musial 1961 Topps card #290 SGC 80 EX NM 6 BV $100
$46.75

1947 - 66 STAN MUSIAL EXHIBIT CARD !!
$39.99

1962 TOPPS # 50 STAN MUSIAL CARDINALS PSA 5 EX 267793
$49.00

1962 TOPPS # 50 STAN MUSIAL CARDINALS SGC 40 VG 267799
$33.00
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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



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 MEL ALLEN PEREZ STEELE SIGNED JSA CERTED FDC AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$94.50

Stan Musial Signed Auto Major League Baseball St Louis Cardinals HOF PSA DNA
$159.99

Stan Musial Single Signed National League Baseball PSA DNA 8.5 M01833
$150.00

STAN MUSIAL SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA TRADING CARD 83188872
$99.99

Stan Musial 1982 Superstar #48 Auto Signed Card - JSA Graded A Auth
$59.99

STAN MUSIAL SIGNED HOF FANCLUB ENVELOPE W ORIGINAL LETTER + CONTENTS JSA
$150.00

STAN MUSIAL SIGNED PSA DNA MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTHENTICATED AUTOGRAPH
$96.00

Autographed Stan Musial Cardinals Baseball PSA DNA COA Auto Signed
$100.00

Stan Musial Signed Index Card, St. Louis Cardinals, PSA.
$34.99

Vintage Stan Musial Signed Government Postcard, 1950, Large Style, PSA.
$125.00

Willie Mays Stan Musial Spahn Gehringer Satchel Paige Signed Baseball PSA LOA
$1,724.99

1959 STAN MUSIAL team BOYER FLOOD baseball autographed CARDINALS signed psa dna
$199.99

STAN MUSIAL CARDINALS SIGNED 3X5 INDEX CARD JSA COA ID:21210
$39.00

PETE ROSE PHILLIES SIGNED PHOTO 8X10 WITH STAN MUSIAL GOLD SIG JSA COA ID:21418
$39.00

Stan Musial SIGNED 8X10 Photo Autographed JSA COA St. Louis Cardinals HOF
$74.99

Stan Musial SIGNED 8X10 Stat Photo Autographed JSA COA St. Louis Cardinals HOF
$74.99
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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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