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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2013 Panini National Treasures Franco Harris "Legend" SP 15 50
$14.99
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1978 Topps #500 Franco Harris - NM-MT
$5.46
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FRANCO HARRIS AUTO 2000 UPPER DECK NFL LEGENDS CARD!!
$59.99
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1976 Topps Franco Harris PSA 8 NM-MT Wonder Bread card #3
$8.99
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2013 NATIONAL TREASURES FRANCO HARRIS SILVER LEGEND CARD #122 11 25
$19.99
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Brian Westbrook Franco Harris Willie Parker 2008 UD Premier Patch 16 25
$22.95
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2013 Panini Prizm Decade Dominance Prizms Blue #6 Franco Harris
$5.00
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1973 Topps Football Franco Harris Rookie Card BCCG 9
$64.99
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HOFer FRANCO HARRIS # 500 1978 TOPPS-PSA NEAR MINT 7.
$7.99
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FRANCO HARRIS 1990 Pro Set ERROR DAN MARINO WRONG BACK VARIATION ERROR
$9.95
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1973 TOPPS Rc #89 FRANCO HARRIS PSA 8 STEELERS H.O.F.
$124.99
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1982 TOPPS #211 FRANCO HARRIS Pittsburgh Steelers PSA 9 MINT HOF
$18.97
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1991 Pinnacle FRANCO HARRIS Pittsburgh Steelers Immaculate Reception Card
$5.00
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2011 CERTIFIED FABRIC OF THE GAME #43 STEELERS FRANCO HARRIS 2 COLOR PATCH 09 50
$35.00
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1975 Topps AFC Champions Steelers #526 PSA 8 NM MT Terry Bradshaw Franco Harris
$14.99
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1978 Topps Franco Harris ALL PRO Football Card #500, Pittsburgh Steelers NR-MT
$6.00
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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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FRANCO HARRIS AUTO 2000 UPPER DECK NFL LEGENDS CARD!!
$59.99
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Brian Westbrook Franco Harris Willie Parker 2008 UD Premier Patch 16 25
$22.95
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2011 CERTIFIED FABRIC OF THE GAME #43 STEELERS FRANCO HARRIS 2 COLOR PATCH 09 50
$35.00
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2013 Panini Limited #126 Franco Harris Monikers Autograph #d2 5 Steelers
$199.99
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Franco Harris autograph,card
$22.00
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2012 Panini Totally Certified Franco Harris Steelers Jersey 201 249 Non Auto
$18.00
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2011 TIMELESS TREASURES FRANCO HARRIS JERSEY PATCH SP 03 25 2 COLORS STEELERS
$74.99
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2006 PRESS PASS LEGENDS FRANCO HARRIS RED AUTO 17 25!!
$55.00
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Franco Harris 2011 Press Pass Legends Football Green Autograph Emerald #1 25
$9.99
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2000 TOPPS refractor auto THE IMMACULATE RECEPTION finest moment FRANCO HARRIS
$149.99
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Franco Harris Auto. 2001 Donruss Classics.
$8.50
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2009 National Treasures Walter Payton Franco Harris Tony Dorsett Jersey (06 99)
$79.99
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Franco Harris Maurice Jones Drew 07 Dual Game-Used Jersey Card 14 100 Steelers
$5.99
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2008 08 DONRUSS FRANCO HARRIS SILVER SIGNATURE AUTO SHORT PRINT ONLY 44 MADE
$99.99
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FRANCO HARRIS AUTOGRAPH PICTURE PLAQUE CAREER STATS BLUE MARKER COA HALL OF FAME
$59.99
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FRANCO HARRIS 2011 National Treasures NFL GREATEST WORN JERSEY AUTO 25 Steelers
$129.99
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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."

Franco Harris Signed Football Pricing:

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