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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1963 Topps #138 Pride of NL Willie Mays Stan Musial
$40.00
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1962 topps Stan Musial #50 sgc84 nm 7
$57.68
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1959 Topps Stan Musial #150 psa nm 7
$81.00
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1960 Topps #250 Stan Musial Baseball CARD LOT of 1 Graded SGC 60 = PSA 5 ?
$25.01
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1958 TOPPS #476 STAN MUSIAL A.S. CARDINALS EX-MT 233557
$44.00
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STAN MUSIAL 2001 BOWMAN HERITAGE ROOKIE REPRINT GAME USED SEAT
$38.00
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STAN MUSIAL INSERT LOT; 6 CARD LOT
$11.99
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STAN MUSIAL 2012 TOPPS ALLEN & GINTER #88 GRADED CARD 9.5
$17.99
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1961 Topps # 290 Stan Musial (HOF), PSA 7, VERY SHARP CARD!!!
$75.00
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1979 TCMA 50's Stan Musial #9 BVG 9.5 GEM MINT (9,9.5,9.5,10) - STL Cardinals
$19.95
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STAN MUSIAL 1959 TOPPS #150 PSA 6.5
$53.57
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Stan Musial 2003 Upper Deck UD Sweet Spot Classic Game Used Jersey SP
$15.00
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2004 TOPPS TRIBUTE STAN MUSIAL AUTO BECKETT 9 10 21 24 TRIBUTE TO THE STARS MINT
$22.00
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Upper Deck Framed Stan Musial Autograph Filmstrip UDA
$1,050.00
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Mickey Mantle Stan Musial 2009 Topps Tribute DUAL JUMBO Jersey 9 25 BOOKLET L@@K
$249.99
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1952 Bowman Stan The Man Musial Cardinals #196 PSA 3 Graded Baseball Card
$169.96
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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 HOF St. Louis Cardinals Signed 8x10 Color Photo AUTO JSA COA
$49.99
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Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Signed Autographed 6x4 Photo Auth JSA
$65.99
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Tris Speaker Ted Lyins Stan Musial Joe Cronin Ted Lyons Signed Baseball Jsa
$450.00
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STAN MUSIAL SIGNED WORLD WAR II PHOTO WITH HIS BUDDIES JSA FULL LOA
$149.95
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Stan Musial Cardinals signed 4x6 card with Thumb Print PSA DNA Slabbed auto
$99.99
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Stan Musial - 1963 Topps HOF JSA - #250 AUTOGRAPHED - SIGNED AUTO (d. 2013)
$124.99
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STAN MUSIAL AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CARDINALS 16X20 PHOTO #5 PSA DNA
$169.00
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STAN MUSIAL AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CARDINALS 16X20 PHOTO #2 PSA DNA
$169.00
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STAN MUSIAL AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CARDINALS 16X20 PHOTO #1 PSA DNA
$169.00
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Stan Musial Signed 8x10 Photo w JSA authentication sticker & card Autographed
$69.95
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STAN MUSIAL ST. LOUIS CARDINALS SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO JSA AUTHENTICATION
$125.00
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RARE Stan "The Man" Musial HOF 69 D.13 Signed Baseball Cleat PSA DNA Cardinals
$399.99
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WILLIE MAYS STAN MUSIAL signed autographed 8x10 photo GIANTS CARDINALS PSA DNA
$325.00
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ULTRA RARE LTD. 20 STAN MUSIAL SIGNED ST. LOUIS CARDINAL M&N STAT JERSEY UDA COA
$1,499.00
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Stan Musial Signed Authentic OMLB Baseball Statball w 20 Stats PSA DNA #X14495
$699.99
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Stan Musial & Duke Snider Dual signed 16x20 framed canvas w Willie Mays PSA DNA
$109.99
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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. 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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