Marvin Harrison Cards, Rookie Cards, Autographed Memorabilia

Marvin Harrison

Date of Birth: 8/25/1972
Rookie Card Year: 1996
Investment Rating: 6.5


Overview

Marvin Harrison spent his entire 13-year NFL career with the Indianapolis Colts where  he was Peyton Manning's favorite target for several seasons. Marvin Harrison cards have room for growth in terms of value. He is a lock to be inducted into the Hall of Fame when he becomes eligible. His football cards and autographed memorabilia will almost certainly see an increase in value when that day comes.

Marvin Harrison was the 19th overall pick in the 1996 NFL Draft. All of his rookie cards are from that year. He has 29 in total and all are very affordable. None of his rookie cards are autographed, numbered or contain memorabilia.

Harrison's first certified autograph cards were issued in his first year but are not considered to be  rookie cards. This is because they're inserts and not base cards. Harrison has an autograph in 1996 Leaf Collector's Edition that has a stated print run of 2,000. Another autograph is in 1996 Skybox Impact Rookies.

Harrison's first memorabilia cards were issued in 1999 Leaf Certified. He has two cards in the product. One has a swatch of jersey material. It is not serial numbered but has a known print run of 300 copies. The other card is a one-of-one NFL Shield Logo Patch card.

Marvin Harrison's autographed memorabilia is readily available on the secondary market. Prices are commiserate with a player of his future Hall of Fame caliber. Footballs and photographs are the most common items he signs. Jerseys and helmets are also very popular but can be expensive.

Top Marvin Harrison Rookie Cards

1996 SP Marvin Harrison RC #18

1996 SP Marvin Harrison RC 211x300 Image

This is, arguably, Harrison's most popular rookie card. It is one of his most commonly submitted rookie cards for professional grading. High-grade examples carry a significant premium, often into the four figures.

1996 Finest Marvin Harrison RC #243

1996 Finest Marvin Harrison RC 214x300 Image

The Finest brand has been a collector favorite for years. When first released, collectors didn't know whether to peel off the protective film or leave it affixed to the card. Examples submitted for professional grading, that still have the film, almost always recieve higher grades than an unprotected card in similar condition. The lesson here is, don't peel, especially now that that cards aren't exactly new.

1996 Topps Chrome Marvin Harrison RC #156

1996 Topps Chrome Marvin Harrison RC 212x300 Image

Harrison's base card in the Topps Chrome set is one of his more affordable premium cards. It does have a Refractor parallel that fetches large sums. The cards are prone to curving and should be stored in a rigid top-loader.

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1996 Select football card 91 Marvin Harrison Indianapolis Colts SGC 98 Gem Mt 10
$19.99
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1996 CROWN ROYALE MARVIN HARRISON RC 3CT +5 ILLUSION RC
$24.00
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Marvin Harrison 2006 Donruss Game Worn Jersey M-13 Card - 16 25 Short Run 10617
$7.50
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MARVIN HARRISON Fleer 2000 Game Worn Jersey *Rare!* COLTS
$10.00
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Peyton Manning & Marvin Harrison 2006 Bowman Sterling Jersey Patch Auto Lot
$199.99
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2001 FLEER PREMIUM MARVIN HARRISON JERSEY INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
$8.05
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MARVIN HARRISON 2000 UD UPPER DECK PROS & PROSPECTS AUTOGRAPH JERSEY AUTO SP $60
$12.00
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1996 Score Board Marvin Harrison NFL lasers #82 PSA Mint 9 Must See!!!
$19.99
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2002 Topps Chrome #160 Marvin Harrison "Black Refractor" Parallel ser no 314 599
$5.00
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1999 Bowman's Best Marvin Harrison ATOMIC REFRACTOR Serial #64 100 RARE
$25.00
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MARVIN HARRISON 2006 TOPPS BLACK COLTS #266 14 51
$17.95
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Bowman"s Best Marvin Harrison 1996 Rookie Card #165 Refractor
$25.00
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1996 SP #18 Marvin Harrison RC Rookie BCCG 10 MINT Indianapolis Colts
$26.99
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2001 Fleer Premium Clothes to the Game #9 - Marvin Harrison Colts
$5.50
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2000 Ultimate Victory Parallel 25 Gold 040 Marvin Harrison Colts #05 25
$24.99
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2005 Donruss Elite Status Gold 043 Marvin Harrison Colts #12 24
$14.99
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Rookie Cards

Marvin Harrison Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

1996 Donruss Marvin Harrison RC 212x300 Image

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1996 Select Certified Premium Stock #91 Marvin Harrison Rookie BGS MINT 9 Colts
$1.30
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1996 CROWN ROYALE MARVIN HARRISON RC 3CT +5 ILLUSION RC
$24.00
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1996 Skybox Impact Rookies Marvin Harrison Rc Colts
$0.65
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MARVIN HARRISON 1996 Finest #243 RC Rookie SYRACUSE Indianapolis Colts
$3.99
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1996 Topps #426 Marvin Harrison ROOKIE, Indianapolis Colts
$1.15
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1996 SELECT CERTIFIED MARVIN HARRISON #91 ROOKIE CARD (COLTS) NM MT
$2.50
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Marvin Harrison 1996 Edge 96 Rookie + 1997 Edge Force SP Lot Colts
$1.50
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MARVIN HARRISON 2006 UD STAR MATERIALS ROOKIE DEBUT GU SM-MH RC
$3.49
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Bowman"s Best Marvin Harrison 1996 Rookie Card #165 Refractor
$25.00
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1996 Select Football #160 Marvin Harrison RC
$0.99
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1996 SP #18 Marvin Harrison RC Rookie BCCG 10 MINT Indianapolis Colts
$26.99
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1996 Upper Deck Marvin Harrison Rookie Indianapolis
$1.99
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1996 Upper Deck Marvin Harrison Indianapolis Colts Rookie Card 5127
$0.99
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Marvin Harrison Colts 1996 Fleer RC Rookie #159
$0.99
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KSA 10 MARVIN HARRISON RC COLTS 1996 SP #18 FOIL HOF
$6.99
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1 of 1 Marvin Harrison COLTS ROOKIE printing plate 1996 Score Board NFL LASERS
$39.00
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Autograph Guide

Marvin Harrison Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Marvin Harrison 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, Tristar, and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Marvin Harrison Cut Signature Exemplar

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Marvin Harrison Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Marvin Harrison signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. However, the signature can vary depending on the type of item being signed. This is especially true with trading cards, where his signature becomes more abbreviated. Regardless of the type of item signed or when in his career, look for these signature characteristics:

Signature Characteristics

  1. The entire signature appears to consist of just a few pen strokes.
  2. The letters "M" often shows the greatest variance. The above example is the one you will see on most memorabilia items. It starts with a small hook at the the bottom left. It has a loop at the top of the right vertical line.
  3. The "a-r" combination looks more like an "o" and upside down "v."
  4. The signature finishes with a bow-like character.

Marvin Harrison Signed Football Pricing:

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Marvin Harrison Signed Jersey Pricing:

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Marvin Harrison Signed Helmet Pricing:

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Marvin Harrison Signed Photograph Pricing:

Active Listings for Marvin Harrison Signed Photographs

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MARVIN HARRISON AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 8x10 FOOTBALL FRAMED PHOTO COLTS
$19.99
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Marvin Harrison Rookie Ink Collectors Edge 1998 Autographed Signed
$50.00
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COLTS MARVIN HARRISON SIGNED AUTHENTIC 16X20 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #W46058
$119.99
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Autographed NFL Marvin Harrison Colts Signed Jersey - Fanatics Authentic COA
$209.95
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Marvin Harrison Signed Framed Rookie Card & Photo Display Colts Syracuse
$89.99
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Marvin Harrison (Signed) 8x10 Framed Photo
$30.00
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Marvin Harrison Signed Auth. Indianapolis Colts Jersey
$149.95
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2008 Upper Deck SPX signed by Marvin Harrison Autographed ( Auto.) card # 62
$14.99
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NFL Colts Helmet autographed by Peyton Manning, Marvin Harrison
$800.00
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Marvin Harrison Signed Indianapolis Colts Mini Helmet - JSA Cert
$119.99
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COLTS AUTOGRAPHED FOOTBALL Peyton Manning Marvin Harrison Edgerrin James signed
$285.00
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Marvin Harrison Signed Framed Colts Jersey
$299.00
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Marvin Harrison Hand Signed ESPN Magazine January 2000 Moss & Bruce On Cover
$32.50
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16x20 Indianapolis Colts Marvin Harrison autographed photo JSA Cert
$59.95
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MARVIN HARRISON SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 PHOTO 8X-PRO BOWL 1996-2008 COLTS W COA
$19.95
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MARVIN HARRISON AUTOGRAPHED 8x10 COLOR PHOTO MATTED+READY TO FRAME COLTS
$29.99
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More Info

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