Stan Musial baseball cards continue to be very popular among collectors.
Widely considered the greatest baseball player ever to wear a St. Louis Cardinals uniform, Stan “The Man” Musial was also one of the greatest and most feared hitters of all time.
Although his career spanned 22 seasons, he has relatively fewer baseball cards to collect than say, Willie Mays, who also played 22 seasons. Musial was under contract with Bowman through 1953 so you won’t find him on either of the legendary 1952 or 1953 Topps sets.
And from 1954 to 1957, Musial did not appear on Bowman or Topps baseball cards at all stating that he “just didn’t want to sign (a contract) for cards.” according to Topps executive Sy Berger in a 2001 USA Today interview.
Nonetheless, Stan Musial baseball cards remain some of the most collectible in the hobby.