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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1958 Topps Stan Musial #476, 1962 Topps Ed Mathews #30 Card Lot
$29.95
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1953 Bowman Color SETBREAK Stan Musial #32 PSA 7 NRMT (PWCC)
$510.00
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1953 Bowman Color #32 Stan Musial
$66.00
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1960 topps stan musial psa 3
$12.50
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Stan Musial 2004 Leaf Limited Lumberjacks Black #35 Serial #'d 11 39
$15.00
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2000 Upper Deck Legends - Stan Musial #21 BVG 8 # 100
$49.00
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STAN MUSIAL 04 SWEET SPOT CLASSIC SIGNATURE RED INK AUTO AUTOGRAPH 2 10 SP RARE
$249.99
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1988 Topps Stan Musial autograph signed card -- St Louis CARDINALS HOF
$24.00
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2001 Topps Archives Stan Musial autograph signed card -- St Louis CARDINALS HOF
$56.00
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2012 PRIME CUTS STAN MUSIAL AUTO ON CARD AUTOGRAPH # 27 49 CARDINALS
$75.00
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STAN MUSIAL 1946 Wheat Cent Insert Relic Card - Rare Coin Card
$11.00
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Albert Pujols and Stan Musial 2004 Donruss Playoff Card Limited edition 88 250
$89.99
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(5) Sets of 1988 Donruss STAN MUSIAL Puzzle Complete Unmade
$18.00
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1997 Donruss Signature Autograph Notable Nicknames Stan Musial BGS 10 !!!
$799.99
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1962 Topps #50 BVG Authentic Stan Musial JSA Certified Autographed HOF AUTO
$240.00
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FLEER GREATS STAN MUSIAL AUTOGRAPH & 1979 TCMA STAN MUSIAL #9 MINTED GRADED 10
$84.05
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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 St. Louis Cardinals with JFK 16x20 Photo JSA
$299.00
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STAN MUSIAL CARDINALS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED OML BASEBALL PSA DNA 9 MINT
$129.95
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Stan Musial Signed Autographed 8x10 Photo JSA COA St Louis Cardinals HOF
$99.99
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1948 BOWMAN SIGNED STAN MUSIAL AUTOGRAPH ROOKIE PSA DNA
$450.00
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STAN MUSIAL Sweet Spot ONL Single Signed Baseball AUTO JSA COA Cardinals HoFer
$41.00
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JSA Authentic Signed Stan The Man Musial Auto National League Coleman Baseball
$139.95
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STAN MUSIAL SIGNED AUTO OFFICIAL MLB STAN MUSIAL PSA DNA
$21.50
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STAN MUSIAL St Louis Cardinals Signed Gold Plaque Postcard HOF AUTO JSA COA
$99.95
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CARDINALS Stan Musial signed baseball JSA COA NL ball Autographed St. Louis HOF
$119.00
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STAN MUSIAL ST. LOUIS CARDINALS SINGLE SIGNED BASEBALL HOF 1969 INSCRIPT STEINER
$175.00
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ULTRA RARE STAN MUSIAL SIGNED ST. LOUIS CARDINAL M&N STAT JERSEY UDA COA
$1,399.00
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Stan Musial signed auto Allen and Ginter 2006 slabbed card PSA DNA St. Louis
$450.99
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Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals Stats Career Signed Autographed Poster JSA
$71.99
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Stan Musial Autographed Signed HOF Postcard PSA DNA
$64.99
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Stan Musial AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED SPORT MAGAZINE PSA DNA COA CARDINALS
$129.99
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CARDINALS STAN MUSIAL AUTHENTIC SIGNED 3.75X6 ADVERTISEMENT PSA DNA SLABBED
$99.99
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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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