Demand for Stan "The Man" Musial continues to grow

2:14 PM, Feb 10, 2011   |    comments
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St. Louis (KSDK) - Despite his playing days having ended, the demand for Stan Musial continues to grow even to this day, which led to the creation of Stan the Man, Incorporated.

"Stan was long retired and actually looking for something to do, and he approached me along with his accountant about, to represent him and run his company," Dick Zitzman of StanTheMan, Inc. said.

Nearly every day, 90-year-old Musial shows up for work, tirelessly answering autograph requests, some 48 years after his last game.

It's Musial's sports memorabilia company.

"Everything and anything, we have baseball bats, jerseys, the new one behind us," Zitzman said. "Anything that's in stock, that says Musial on it, we carry. He'll sign."

The office may as well be a museum dedicated to Musial. Every wall covered with pictures from the past, documenting a career that has introduced Musial to the biggest names of the last century.

People can also bring in their own items to be signed.

StanTheMan, Inc. is located at 1650 Des Peres Road, Suite 125, in St. Louis. The phone number is 800-688-3630 or (314)965-3000.

Click on the video link to listen to an interview with Musial's business partner, and good friend, Dick Zitzman


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