Stan was Mickey Mantle's hero, as to many a fan who grew up in the South and Southwest who could pick up St. Louis ' KMOX all power 50,000 watts station at night. (read John Grisham's "A Painted House." When Mantle went in to talk glove endorsement with Rawlings, he told the Rawlings exec., "I want the same deal Stan Musial gets." Stan attended Mantles funeral in Dallas, out of mutual respect.
I have lost the picture take of Stan and I at a show and made by Bob Gibson (no, not that one), in a hilarious signing story. Doggone. I've seen more than a few of Stan's retail gloves and a couple of his gamers.
Great pictures too Greg. Thanks for bringing up "The MAN!"