Thursday, September 11, 2014

Oh, it's a Happy Card of Stan Musial!

Checked off a long-time collecting goal this week by picking up my first vintage Stan Musial card.

1962 Topps #50

This is his penultimate Topps card from his playing days. Love it! Dare I say, this is a Happy Card! His last card, 1963, features kind of an uncomfortable grimace, as do most of his cards, to be honest. But this 1962 card features a nice big smile from The Man. (Topps liked the photo so much that looks like they used it again the next year as the smaller inlayed photo in his 1963 card.)

He would be a good player to have a recurring blog series about. You could do like "Stan Saturday" or "Musial Monday" or both. But here I am wasting this post on a Thursday.. oh well.

Let's go ahead and give it the ol' Happy Card™ treatment.

Now that's a happy card!


  1. For a second there, I thought you had added his smile to the card!

  2. Sing it with me:

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzip be de do dah.

  3. Nice card, one I may have to add to my want list some day.

  4. What are the butterfly/bird parallels numbered to?

  5. Amazing card, would love to add one to my collection some day. Congrats!