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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1962 Topps "STAN MUSIAL" (#50) PSA 6 EX-MT
$78.00
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1962 TOPPS STAMPS PANELS ZOILO VERSALLES STAN MUSIAL PSA 5 *8941
$29.00
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1948 Leaf Stan Musial Rookie Baseball Card EX 5 Graded Extremely Rare
$350.00
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1952 BOWMAN STAN MUSIAL #196 EX PSA 5+
$229.99
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1953 53 Bowman Color Stan Musial Card #32 *Sharp Color* See Pictures! BV+
$74.99
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2012 Topps Stan Musial Historical Stitches
$13.99
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1959 Topps Stan Musial #150 MINT OC
$115.00
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1959 Topps 150 Stan Musial - St.Louis Cardinals - Excellent (Ex) condition
$14.99
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2005 Donruss Throwback Threads Stan Musial Jersey Card 34 100
$59.99
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1963 Topps Willie Mays Stan Musial Pride of NL #138 Baseball Card
$25.00
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1960 Topps Stan Musial #250 MINT
$475.00
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2013 TOPPS GYPSY QUEEN #87 STAN MUSIAL MINI ST. LOUIS CARDINALS HOF 36 50
$17.95
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1963 TOPPS #250 STAN MUSIAL EX LAST CARD CHEAP
$32.21
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Stan Musial 1959 Topps Baseball Thrills 3000 Hit Card #470 NM Stl Cardinals
$29.95
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1963 Topps Pride WILLIE MAYS & STAN MUSIAL #138 PSA 8 HOF!!
$129.99
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2005 DONRUSS LEAF LIMITED STAN MUSIAL AUTO EBAY 1 1 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 50 50
$41.00
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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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Signed Stan Musial 1956 M&N Jersey w HOF - PSA DNA Certified -Item #2438800
$598.77
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STAN MUSIAL AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL. JSA CERTIFIED. "HOF '69".
$49.99
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STAN MUSIAL Signed St Louis Cardinals JERSEY Autograph RARE Auto PSA PSA DNA
$274.99
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STAN MUSIAL Signed Baseball HOF 69 The Man Musial Autographed Ball PSA DNA COA
$87.00
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Stan Musial Vintage Signed cut PSA DNA Slabbed
$39.99
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Stan Musial Signed Jersey PSA DNA (Steiner Sports Item)
$475.00
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Stan Musial Autographed Signed 3x5 Index Card PSA DNA Slabbed HOF STL Cardinals
$69.99
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Stan Musial Autographed Signed 1985 TTC PSA DNA Slabbed CFS Card HOF
$79.99
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Stan Musial Cardinals single signed HOF 69 INS Baseball Ball PSA DNA auto
$139.99
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STAN MUSIAL - SIGNED OFFICIAL M.L. BASEBALL - PSA DNA - NM-MT 8.5 (DECEASED)
$165.00
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Stan Musial Signed Vintage July 1952 Sport Magazine Cover JSA Authenticated
$99.00
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STAN MUSIAL SIGNED MINT CUT PSA DNA SLABBED AUTOGRAPHED HOF CARDINALS
$74.99
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TONY GWYNN & STAN MUSIAL "HOF 69" SIGNED AUTHENTIC 11X14 PHOTO PSA DNA #U70999
$199.99
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Stan Musial Signed Magazine Advertisement Page PSA DNA Auto
$59.99
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Stan Musial Autographed Signed NL Frick Baseball To Charlie PSA DNA #U64729
$299.00
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Stan Musial Autographed Signed Baseball "3x MVP" Inscribed PSA 9 Auto Grade
$234.06
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a life-long sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as college basketball and 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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