Ten Valuable Stan Musial Baseball Collectibles

Stan "The Man" Musial rates as one of the most popular players in baseball history. Stan Musial baseball cards, advertising, autographed balls, magazines, tickets, scorecards and Hartland statues are tops in the sports memorabilia field.

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Stan Musial 1954 Red Heart baseball card $286.80

Stanley Frank Musial was born in Donora, Pennsylvania, on November 21, 1920. He played his entire 1941-63 big league career with the St. Louis Cardinals, amassing a .331 lifetime batting average, 3,630 hits, 475 home runs and 1,951 runs batted in. A 24-time All Star selection and a three-time National League Most Valuable Player (1943, 1946, 1948), Stan Musial was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969.

Here are ten valuable Stan Musial baseball collectibles that are sure to excite St. Louis Cardinals fans. Stan Musial, old #6 is now taking the field…

Stan Musial 1948-49 Leaf Rookie Baseball Card

Card #4 in the 1948-49 Leaf Gum baseball series is considered to be Stan Musial’s rookie card. One example in graded/certified PSA very good-excellent 4 condition sold at auction for $237.81.

Stan Musial Autographed 1954 The Saturday Evening Post

Stan Musial graced the cover of the May 1, 1954, edition of The Saturday Evening Post via a stunning illustration by John Falter. One edition signed by Musial brought $262.90 at auction.

Stan Musial signed 1954 The Saturday Evening Post $262.90

Stan Musial 1953 Bowman Color Baseball Card

Card #32 in the iconic 1953 Bowman Gum color baseball card series features a smiling Stan Musial. One example in graded/certified SGC 84 near mint 7 condition fetched $448.13 at auction.

Stan Musial’s Final Game Full Ticket

On Sunday, September 29, 1963, Stan Musial played the final game of his career in a day contest featuring the St. Louis Cardinals vs. the Cincinnati Reds at Busch Stadium. Musial was honored that day, standing at a microphone in the middle of the diamond where he told 27,576 fans: “As long as I live, this is a day I’ll always remember. This is a day of both great joy and sorrow; the sorrow which always comes when we have to say farewell. My heart is filled with thanks for so many who made these 22 years possible.” A rare full ticket from that historic baseball milestone – Musial collected two hits in his final outing! – sold at auction for $418.25.

Stan Musial 1963 last game full ticket $418.25

Stan Musial Single Signed Baseball

Stan Musial autographs are always in demand. A single signed Official Major League Bud Selig baseball graded/certified PSA mint+ 9.5 in holder brought $119.50 at auction.

Stan Musial 3,000th Hit Baseball Scorecard

Stan the Man collected his 3,000th hit in a game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on May 13, 1958. A scorecard from that game which was later autographed by Musial in red sharpie sold for $131.45 at auction.

Stan Musial 1954 Red Heart Baseball Card

In 1954 Red Heart dog food issued a handsome series of baseball cards. One graded/certified SGC 80 excellent-near mint 6 example featuring Stan Musial brought $286.80 at auction.

Stan Musial 1958-62 Hartland Statue

Hartland Plastics of Hartland, Wisconsin, issued a beautiful series of 18 hard plastic baseball statues during the late 1950s and early ’60s. One Stan Musial version in very good condition sold for $113.53 at auction.

Stan Musial Signed Photograph

A sepia tone photograph signed by Stan Musial in blue sharpie brought $48 at auction.

Stan Musial Autographed 1954 Hamm’s Beer Magazine Advertisement

Stan Musial often played “Stan the Ad Man” during his career, appearing in advertisements for Wonder Bread, Chesterfield cigarettes (ugh!), Crosman air guns, Louisville Slugger, et al. A 1954 Hamm’s Beer full-page magazine advertisement signed by Musial sold for $69.

Stan Musial signed 1954 Hamm’s Beer ad $69

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  • All auction results and images courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries, Dallas, Texas
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