Topps has launched the first of a six-card set commemorating what would have been Stan Musial’s 100th birthday on November 21. The cards will be released one per week.
The subject of the first card is Musial’s 1947 big league debut
They’re available for seven days at $9.99 on Topps’ website but can be had for as low as $3.50 if you buy in quantity. If you’re willing to wait a few extra days, eBay sellers have individual cards available in the $4-6 range.
Base Card Parallels are randomly inserted into every print run, with foil versions numbered to 22, 10,6 and 1.
Topps was also offering cards with stickers autographed by Musial prior to his death in January of 2013 at age 92. The autographed versions, priced from $49.99 (# to 22) to $499.99 (1/1), sold out on Topps’ website just minutes after release on Tuesday.
Musial famously wore number 6 throughout his 22-year career with the St. Louis Cardinals, earning three MVP awards, seven batting titles and three World Series rings. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1969. Despite a friendly relationship with the company for many years, he’s missing from most Topps sets of the 1950s due to the lack of a contract agreement.
Topps also commemorated one of the most memorable plays of the 2020 season Tuesday with a card showing Tampa Bay’s Manny Margot tumbling over the wall at Petco Park in San Diego as he made a spectacular catch in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series. There is also a game-used ball relic parallel numbered to 5.