Franco Harris Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Franco Harris

Date of Birth: 3/7/1950
Rookie Card Year: 1973
Investment Rating: 7.5


Overview

When you are part of a Super Bowl dynasty for a team with as passionate and far-ranging a fan base as the Pittsburgh Steelers, you can be guaranteed that your football cards and autographed memorabilia will always be in high demand. Such is the case for Franco Harris whose cards and memorabilia are, to this day, some of the most popular items pursued by collectors of the Steelers Nation.

Franco Harris a four-time Super Bowl Champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV). He was a key part of Pittsburgh's run of four championships in six years. A nine-time Pro Bowl selection and the1972 Rookie of the Year, Harris' punishing rushing style allowed the Steelers to develop a balanced game to capitalize on the team's aerial assault that was led by teammate and fellow Hall of Famer, Terry Bradshaw.

Selected out of Penn State with the 13th pick in the 1972 NFL Draft, Harris debuted for the Steelers that same year. The Franco Harris rookie card is found in 1973 Topps Football. While the 1973 Topps cards is Harris' official rookie card, he did have other cards and items issued that year as well. These includes three different team-issued cards. 7-11, included Harris on their 1973 Slurpee Cup Disc checklist as well.

When it comes to autographed memorabilia, Franco Harris has plenty in the market. However, due to his winning pedigree, it usually isn't cheap. On the rare occasion that game-used memorabilia from his career makes its way to auction, the realized prices are often astronomical. The most affordable alternative for collectors is his autographed and memorabilia trading cards. Franco Harris has been included in numerous modern sports card products and he has ample amounts of quality material to choose from at almost any budget.

Franco Harris Rookie Cards

1973 Topps Franco Harris RC #89

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Featuring Franco Harris standing on the sidelines during his rookie year, presumably watching the Steelers' defense, the simple design has been a collector favorite for years.

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1980 TOPPS #400 FRANCO HARRIS STEELERS HOF PSA 8 F1592275
$6.99
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Pro Football Hall Of Fame HOF Metal Card Franco Harris Pittsburgh Steelers
$8.95
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1976 Topps Wonder Bread All-Stars 24 card Set NM-MT Franco Harris Craig Morton
$5.99
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1976 Topps #100 Franco Harris Steelers NMMT *A6
$13.00
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1973 Topps Football Card #89 Franco Harris RC VG*CREASE *1417
$13.99
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14 STEELERS FRANCO HARRIS ODDBALL CARD COLLECTION
$12.00
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1973 TOPPS FRANCO HARRIS NM+ PITTSBURGH STEELERS #89 ROOKIE CARD
$38.40
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Lot Of Cards.OJ Simpson, Franco Harris, Jim Plunkett, Dan Fouts, John Stallworth
$5.99
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Franco Harris 1990's Danbury Mint Encased 22kt Gold Football card #3 Steelers
$5.50
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FRANCO HARRIS 1990 Pro Set ERROR DAN MARINO WRONG BACK VARIATION ERROR
$9.95
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1989 GOAL LINE HOF #158 FRANCO HARRIS PSA 10 F1477726
$27.99
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2007 Leaf Limited #129 Franco Harris 249 - NM-MT
$5.60
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2008 UPPER DECK FOOTBALL HEROES FRANCO HARRIS MAGENTA PRINTING PLATE 1 1!!
$80.00
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1979 Topps # 300 Franco Harris PSA Graded NM-7
$9.85
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1976 WONDER BREAD FRANCO HARRIS PSA 10!! GEM MINT! HOF! STEELERS!!
$99.99
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1973 TOPPS FOOTBALL #89 FRANCO HARRIS RC!! OUTSTANDING CENTERING!!
$22.99
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Key Cards

1991 Pro Line Portraits Autographs Franco Harris  #95

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Franco Harris' first officially certified autograph card was part of the much revered 1991 Pro Line Portraits set. Like many retired greats from Harris' era, this was the first affordable trading card product that offered the chance of pulling an autograph of a Hall of Fame player. The embossed certification seal visible on the front and back, right corners of the card insures the autograph's authenticity.

 2000 Playoff Momentum Super Bowl Souvenirs Franco Harris

Franco Harris' first game-used memorabilia cards were included as part of 2000 Playoff Momentum Football. The cards are incredibly difficult to find on the secondary market. Harris has a total of seven cards in the set including two solo cards that are numbered to 100 and three where Harris is paired with other players (#/50 and 25). He also has two solo autographed memorabilia cards (#/25).

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#01 25 WALTER PAYTON EARL CAMPBELL FRANCO HARRIS TRIPLE PATCH LOGO 2007 TREASURE
$157.49
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FRANCO HARRIS 2004 04 FLEER GREATS OF THE GAME GAME USED JERSEY SP
$19.99
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2001 Upper Deck NFL Legends Franco Harris Auto HOF Pittsburgh Steelers
$49.99
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Franco Harris autograph,card
$22.00
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2011 Panini Prime Signatures FRANCO HARRIS Auto 10 25 STEELERS LEGEND
$24.99
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FRANCO HARRIS LAWRENCE TAYLOR 2009 SP SIGNATURE ROYS AUTO 5 10 BGS 9 10 AUTO
$139.45
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2006 TREASURES GAME SHOE JERSEY #D 25 TERRY BRADSHAW FRANCO HARRIS STALLWORTH
$89.99
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2010 Topps Tribute Franco Harris Pittsburgh Steelers Penn State 3X GU Auto 1 1
$150.00
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2005 LEAF LIMITED TRADEMARKS FRANCO HARRIS AUTO SHOE 01 50!! FIRST ONE
$50.00
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2007 Treasures Triple Jersey Card CAMPBELL - FRANCO HARRIS - WALTER PAYTON 25
$100.00
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Jerome Bettis Franco Harris 1997 SP AUTHENTIC TRADITIONS AUTOGRAPH
$51.00
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2006 PRESS PASS LEGENDS FRANCO HARRIS AUTO 032 105!! HIS PRO JERSEY NUMBER
$60.00
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2011 ABSOLUTE MEMORABILIA NFL ICONS FRANCO HARRIS AUTO JERSEY 03 10!!
$70.00
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2011 Topps Super Bowl Legends Certified Autograph Issue Auto Franco Harris 25 25
$99.99
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2007 LIMITED FRANCO HARRIS MAURICE JONES-DREW JERSEY MATCHING POSITIONS 100
$5.99
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2009 Upper Deck SPx Winning Materials Patch Platinum #WFH Franco Harris 25
$35.95
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Autograph Guide

Franco Harris Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Franco Harris autograph looks like. This can be used as a first point of reference for determining the legitimacy of autograph memorabilia, but is not a substitute for having your items authenticated by a well-respected professional autograph authentication company. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Steiner, Tristar and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Franco Harris Cut Signature Exemplar

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Franco Harris Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Franco Harris signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. A combination of printing and cursive handwriting creates a fairly legible signature.
  2. The letter "F" is hard to discern and looks more like a combination of a "G-h", which is actually part of the letter "r."
  3. The "a-n-c-o" are legible with the "a-n" connected, the pen lifts for the "c" and "o" are are themselves disconnected.
  4. The letter "H" is connected by an angled line from the bottom of the right parallel line back up to the middle of the firs.
  5. The letters "a-r-r-i" are legible and connected, the two "r"s create a character that looks like an "n", the "i" is dotted.
  6. The "s" is implied with a large backward "c"-like swoop.
  7. He often inscribes his jersey "32."

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