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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2011 Topps Marquee Titanic Threads STAN MUSIAL Game Used BAT SP 99 #TTJR-13
$60.06
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1959 Topps Card Stan Musial All Star Card
$52.95
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2003 DONRUSS SIGNATURE STAN "THE MAN" MUSIAL AUTO 006 100!! JERSEY NUMBER
$250.00
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2014 TOPPS TRIPLE THREADS STAN MUSIAL RAINBOW 25 99 125 325 x 2 5 CARDINALS
$20.50
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1962 Topps Baseball Stan Musial 21st Season #317 PSA 8 CARDINALS NM-MT Set Break
$68.00
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2000 FLEER GREATS OF THE GAME GOTT STAN MUSIAL AUTO SP CENTERED BOLD SIG
$179.99
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SPORTKINGS SINGLE MEM (SM25) STAN MUSIAL 90
$29.99
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1963 TOPPS #138 Pride of the NL Wille Mays Stan Musial *VG*
$17.97
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2012 Topps Stan Musial Short Print SP card #273 St Louis Cardinals HOF
$10.00
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1949 Eureka Sportstamp STAN MUSIAL #191 PSA 8 NM-Mint Stamp
$185.00
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MUSIAL, STAN (1958 TOPPS A.S. # 476) CARD - Memories - Fanatics -Item #4598796
$39.95
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1958 Topps Stan Musial #476 St. Louis Cardinals All Star
$22.50
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1961 TOPPS STAN MUSIAL #290 (100.00) EX SCC130
$25.00
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1952 Berk Ross Stan Musial - HOF - St. Louis Cardinals - PSA 4 - FREE SHIPPING
$95.00
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TOUGH! 1 1 2005 Stan Musial Donruss Studio Portraits BLUE - #'D 55 55
$29.99
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1961 Jay Publishing Photo STAN MUSIAL Portrait to Waist CARDINALS PSA 8 NM-MT
$40.00
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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

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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 SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 1952 BASEBALL YEARBOOK MAGAZINE PSA DNA #V50377
$249.00
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Stan Musial signed auto autograph 3x5 index notecard Cardinals HOF JSA COA
$32.99
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STAN MUSIAL SIGNED MITCHELL & NESS COOPERSTOWN COLLECTION JERSEY PSA DNA #Q41790
$995.00
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STAN MUSIAL Signed St Louis Cardinals JERSEY Autograph (JSA Sticker and COA)
$140.00
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PSA DNA STAN MUSIAL Auto Autograph Signed Check 1973
$150.00
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STAN MUSIAL CARDINALS SWEET SPOT SIGNED N.L. BILL WHITE BASEBALL PSA DNA V62160
$151.96
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Ted Williams Stan Musial Tony Gwynn auto signed 3 8x10 photos framed UDA #13 210
$1,830.00
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STAN MUSIAL signed Baseball HOF PSA DNA U56341
$72.99
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Stan Musial "HOF 69" signed baseball, Graded 8 by PSA DNA
$100.00
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Signed 1948 Bowman Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals #36 Baseball Card GAI JSA PSA
$675.00
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Stan Musial Autographed Signed 1977 Exhibits Card PSA DNA #83451921
$69.00
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Stan Musial signed autographed PSA slabbed Perez Steele HOF Postcard
$34.00
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MAGNIFECENT JSA 1979 HALL OF FAME MULTI SIGNED BASEBALL TED WILLIAM STAN MUSIAL
$1,596.00
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Hank Aaron Stan Musial signed Sports Illustrated Magazine SI 5 25 70 PSA DNA
$249.99
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STAN MUSIAL SIGNED OFFICIAL NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL PSA DNA COA #V72693
$99.00
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STAN MUSIAL SIGNED OFFICIAL NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL PSA DNA COA #V72699
$99.00
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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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