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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1984 TOPPS #165 FRANCO HARRIS Pittsburgh Steelers PSA 9 MINT
$9.95
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1979 Topps Football #168 Super Bowl XIII (Franco Harris) PSA 9 (MINT) *4096
$25.95
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1979 Topps Football #300 Franco Harris PSA 9 (MINT) *4856
$25.95
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1976 TOPPS WONDER BREAD ALL STAR FOOTBALL SET 1- 24, FRANCO HARRIS, NM MINT
$6.99
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1974 TOPPS #220 FRANCO HARRIS STEELERS
$9.00
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1973 Topps Football Franco Harris Rookie Card BCCG 9
$64.99
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FRANCO HARRIS, STEELERS 1976 TOPPS ALL-PRO BASE FOOTBALL CARD #100
$5.00
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1976 WONDER BREAD #3 FRANCO HARRIS STEELERS HOF PSA 8 F1319397
$5.99
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TERRY BRADSHAW FRANCO HARRIS DUAL JERSEY 100 2001 DONRUSS CLASSICS COMBOS RARE
$99.99
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02 Gridiron Kings TmDuoTD6 TERRY BRADSHAW FRANCO HARRIS
$7.99
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Topps1976 Wonder Bread Franco Harris Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back Modern
$10.95
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1976 Topps Franco Harris Pittsburgh Steelers Running back Football Card
$12.95
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WALTER PAYTON EARL CAMPBELL FRANCO HARRIS TRIPLE PATCHES LOGO 25 25 07 TREASURES
$149.99
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1973 Topps Football #89 Franco Harris "ROOKIE" NM-MT PSA 8
$118.00
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1973 TOPPS FOOTBALL FRANCO HARRIS ROOKIE CARD 89 PITTSBURGH STEELERS
$17.95
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1983 TOPPS #355 FRANCO HARRIS PSA 9 F1475058
$5.99
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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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TERRY BRADSHAW FRANCO HARRIS DUAL JERSEY 100 2001 DONRUSS CLASSICS COMBOS RARE
$99.99
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Earl Campbell, Franco Harris, Walter Peyton *National Treasures jersey #ed 25 !
$50.00
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2001 Upper Deck Legends Autograph FRANCO HARRIS Card #FH BGS 8.5 Auto 9
$60.00
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2007 Playoff National Treasures All Decade Auto Cuts #FH Franco Harris 20 50
$80.00
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2008 Leaf Limited Franco Harris Team Trademarks Jersey (036 100) #T-13
$5.99
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Jersey Patch Lot Tommy McDonald 09 10 Franco Harris 9 50 Namath 7 50 Selmon 4 25
$17.00
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1993 CLASSIC PRO LINE PROFILES FRANCO HARRIS ON CARD AUTO CERTIFIED STEELERS HOF
$31.99
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Franco Harris 2009 Playoff Contenders Autograph
$42.49
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2008 LEAF LIMITED FRANCO HARRIS JERSEY PRIME PATCH TEAM TRADEMARKS 30 STEELERS
$24.95
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11 Panini FRANCO HARRIS Crown Royale Royalty Materials Autograph Prime Patch 10
$219.99
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Franco Harris Steelers 2009 Playoff Contenders Auto
$50.00
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FRANCO HARRIS AUTO 2000 UPPER DECK NFL LEGENDS CARD!!
$59.99
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Franco Harris Legendary Contenders Auto Pittsburgh Steelers
$29.99
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2007 Leaf Limited Franco Harris 2 Color Patch Jersey 7 10
$42.95
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Franco Harris autograph,card
$22.00
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FRANCO HARRIS STEELERS JSA AUTOGRAPH 1980 SUPER BOWL
$19.99
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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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Franco Harris Signed Jersey Pricing:

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