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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1960 TOPPS STAN MUSIAL VG EX+ ST. LOUIS CARDINALS #250
$30.00
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2003 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia Etched Glass Stan Musial GWJ GUB 46 of 150
$389.95
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1992 Score Franchise Stan Musial Mickey Mantle Carl Yastrzemski Lot of 2 B50684
$19.97
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1960 Topps Stan Musial #250 Baseball Card
$49.95
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1953 Bowman Color STAN MUSIAL Cardinals #32 PSA VGEX 4
$189.99
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STAN MUSIAL 1949 49 BOWMAN BVG 2.5
$249.99
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1962 Topps #50 HOF Stan Musial - EX-MT
$49.99
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2013 Topps Chasing History Insert Stan Musial #CH-29 PSA 9
$11.99
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Stan Musial 1958 Topps card sport magazine all star PSA 4
$10.00
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1963 TOPPS #250 STAN MUSIAL CARDINALS EX 153033
$49.99
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2007 STAN MUSIAL U.D. GAME USED 3 PIECE CARD 75 OF 75 NR MINT+
$39.99
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STAN MUSIAL 1992 FRONT ROW ST. LOUIS CARDINALS HALL OF FAMER CARD WITH AN EXTRA
$43.50
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PSA 6 - 1961 Topps #290 Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals
$69.95
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1962 TOPPS # 50 STAN MUSIAL CARDINALS PSA 6 EX-MT 127789
$80.00
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1961 TOPPS #290 STAN MUSIAL CARDINALS EX+ EX-MT 135640
$59.50
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1961 TOPPS #290 STAN MUSIAL CARDINALS EX 131173
$42.50
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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 Ken Boyer +14 SIGNED 1960 BASEBALL JSA LOA St. Louis Cardinals
$599.99
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RARE! Pre-1975 Stan Musial Cardinals authentic vintage signed yellow HOF PSA
$85.00
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STAN MUSIAL PSA DNA SIGNED 1959 TOPPS CARD #150 AUTOGRAPH CERTIFIED
$99.50
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STAN MUSIAL SIGNED SEPT 1948 BASEBALL MAGAZINE PSA DNA
$249.00
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STAN MUSIAL 1963 TOPPS #1 AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CARD GAI b
$149.99
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Stan Musial Hand Signed Autograph Major League Baseball Cardinals PSA DNA
$89.99
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Signed Stan Musial 1949 Bowman #24. JSA LOA. Cardinals HOF very rare auto
$199.99
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STAN MUSIAL AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 1980 BASEBALL IMMORTALS CARD #114 - PSA DNA CERT
$39.99
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Stan Musial Autographed Signed NL Giles Baseball To Percey PSA DNA #P41776
$169.00
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Stan Musial Cardinals Signed Baseball Autographed Auto PSA DNA F55640
$29.00
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Stan Musial & Duke Snider Dual signed 16x20 framed canvas w Willie Mays PSA DNA
$99.99
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STAN MUSIAL Signed # 6 JERSEY NUMBER Autograph Cardinals Auto HOF STM PSA DNA
$80.00
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Stan Musial Signed Hall of Fame Postcard PSA DNA COA Yellow HOF Plaque Autograph
$79.99
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Stan Musial Signed Hall Of Fame Plaque JSA COA Cardinals (sku-72146)
$34.99
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STAN "The Man" MUSIAL Signed Cut MLB BASEBALL STL Saint Louis CARDINALS PSA DNA
$99.99
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Stan Musial Carl Yastrzemski Red Schoendienst Signed Autographed Photo JSA COA
$299.95
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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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