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Musial on the Mind at Cardinals Winter Warmup Show

Stan Musial’s death Saturday coincided with the St. Louis Cardinals’ annual Winter Warmup in St. Louis. Held Saturday through Monday, the event brings thousands to town but it was a little more special this year. The Warmup was sort of a wake for Musial, the popular Hall of Famer who spent more than 70 years in the city as a player, businessman and all around ambassador.

The card show went on with dealers who always stock plenty of Musial merchandise doing a brisk business. Some fans may have been afraid the price would be headed upward now that he’s gone, but like some other athletes—and a former movie star who gave him the idea—Musial made sure there were enough to go around.

On eBay Monday, Musial memorabilia remained popular. autographed balls were still selling in the $75-100 range—more for high grade or inscribed versions. KSDK in St. Louis talked with dealers who say they tried not to be greedy. Watch their story:

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