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

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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Hero Decks Penn State Nittany Lions Caricatures Playing Cards Franco Harris etc
$12.95

1984 TOPPS #165 FRANCO HARRIS STEELERS HOF PSA 10 F1800748-757
$23.99

1982 TOPPS #211 FRANCO HARRIS STEELERS HOF PSA 10 F2280340-706
$26.99

4568* 1974 Topps # 220 Franco Harris EX
$5.00

1976 WONDER BREAD FOOTBALL CARD SET OF 24 (FRANCO HARRIS, JACK TATUM, RAY GUY +
$11.00

1990 SCORE FRANCO HARRIS HALL OF FAMER CARD GMA GRADED 10
$9.99

2009 CONTENDERS FRANCO HARRIS AUTO LEGENDARY CONTENDERS STEELERS HOF RB RARE
$45.99

1982 Kellogg's #FRHA Franco Harris bgs bccg 10
$7.99

1979 TOPPS #19 TONY DUNGY RC HOF-FRANCO HARRIS PSA 9 F2276903-500
$50.99

2016 Panini Elite FRANCO HARRIS Green Parallel #94 99 Made STEELERS #10
$15.99

FRANCO HARRIS 2000 UPPER DECK LEGENDS GOLD AUTOGRAPH AUTO 25 STEELERS
$68.40

2011 Panini Threads Heritage Collection Jsy Prime Franco Harris Serial # 49 50
$15.50

1973 TOPPS FOOTBALL PITTSBURGH STEELERS FRANCO HARRIS ROOKIE CARD HOF RC #89 NM+
$40.00

1994 GOAL LINE ART CARD SET SERIES 6 Tony Dorsett, Bart Starr, Franco Harris
$105.00

Franco Harris 1983 Topps Steelers Team Leaders #355 PSA 10
$29.95

2002 Donruss Gridiron Kings Team Duos TD-6 Terry Bradshaw Franco Harris Card 2u3
$7.50
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Key Cards

1991 Pro Line Portraits Autographs Franco Harris  #95

 

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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2009 CONTENDERS FRANCO HARRIS AUTO LEGENDARY CONTENDERS STEELERS HOF RB RARE
$45.99

FRANCO HARRIS 2000 UPPER DECK LEGENDS GOLD AUTOGRAPH AUTO 25 STEELERS
$68.40

2) 2010 2011 Certified Franco Harris Fabric of the Game Jersey Auto # 25 Lot
$274.99

FRANCO HARRIS 2015 DEFINITIVE SUPER BOWL MVP AUTO 10 10 STEELERS AUTOGRAPH
$112.10

National Treasures Super Bowl IX Jersey Steelers Franco Harris 20 25 2008
$150.00

Panini Flawless HOF Signatures Autograph Steelers Franco Harris Auto 02 25 2014
$275.00

2008 National Treasures Super Bowl Autograph Franco Harris John Stallworth 09 10
$299.99

FRANCO HARRIS autograph. Steelers. Pinnacle Certified. HOF. Penn State
$9.59

FRANCO HARRIS 2005 LIMITED LEGEND GOLD AUTO 50 GAME JERSEY STELLERS HOF RB
$59.99

FRANCO HARRIS SPORTKINGS VAULT SERIES E GAME USED JERSEY #'d 7 15
$14.99

2002 TOPPS RING OF HONOR AUTO FRANCO HARRIS
$90.00

FRANCO HARRIS 2006 UD EXQUISITE COLLECTION AUTO #20 25
$69.99

Franco HARRIS Barry SANDERS 2008 UD ULTIMATE GENERATIONS MULTI COLOR 6 PATCH # 5
$99.99

National Treasures HOF FRANCO HARRIS STEELERS JERSEY AUTO IMMACULATE 5 2013
$399.00

2009 CLASSICS JOHN STALLWORTH FRANCO HARRIS DUAL JERSEY #4 25
$39.99

Franco Harris 2011 Topps Super Bowl Legends Patch lx #14 50 Steelers
$14.99
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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

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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