Ron Francis Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Ron Francis

Date of Birth: 3/1/1963
Rookie Card Year: 1982-83
Investment Rating: 6.0


Overview

Ron Francis is one of the most overlooked modern hockey players in the hobby. He spent 23 years playing in the NHL before taking off the skates and entering the coaching ranks. He is a member of the elite 500 Goal Club with 549 career goals. The multiple-time All-Star may be best remembered for his contributions to the Pittsburgh Penguins' back-to-back Stanley Cup Championships in the early 1990s. Although he was a fan favorite, Ron Francis cards and autographed memorabilia can be found cheaper than one might expect from a player of his caliber.

Francis' rookie card is from the 1982-83 O-Pee-Chee Hockey set. He has two minor league cards from his playing days with Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Ron Francis also has two additional first year cards. One was issued by Post Cereal and the other as part of a Hartford Whalers team-issued set. However, neither are considered to be rookie cards because they're oddball issues.

His first certified autograph cards can be found in 1995-96 Be a Player. He has a regular and die-cut parallel version in the set.

Francis' first memorabilia cards were issued in 2000-01 Be A Player Ultimate Memorabilia. He has a total of five different game-used jersey cards in the set. One of the rarest is the autographed version that is serial numbered to just 6 total copies. He is paired on the card with Mario Lemieux.

Ron Francis' autographed memorabilia is collected by a wide range of hockey fans. Some of his more plentiful items are those associated with the Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup victories in 1990-91 and 1991-92.

Ron Francis Rookie Card

1982-83 O-Pee-Chee Ron Francis RC #123

1982-83 O-Pee-Chee Ron Francis RC

The now defunct Hartford Whalers franchise still has some nostalgic fans. Ron Francis is arguably the team's all-time greatest rookie. This card captures a moment in time that most people may have forgotten but immortalizes this Hall of Famer. O-Pee-Chee was the only official mainstream trading card set in 1982-83 and fans and collectors can be thankful they included Francis on the checklist.

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12-13 SP Game Used Authentic Fabrics Game Jersey Ron Francis
$5.49

Ron Francis Elias Lindholm 2013-14 Panini National Treasures Jersey 39 99 *V427
$7.95

11-12 The Cup xx 249 Made! Ron FRANCIS #70
$10.00

2001-02 Private Stock Gold #14 Ron Francis 106 - NM-MT
$6.00

2001-02 Pacific Heads-Up Premiere Date #15 Ron Francis 105 - NM-MT
$9.00

13 14 National Treasures Serial Numbered Base - Ron Francis # 36 17 25
$6.79

2001-02 Titanium Double-Sided Jerseys #61 Ron Francis Arturs Irbe Jsy - NM-MT
$7.50

1999 Paramount Ice Blue, #44, Ron Francis, L-2913
$9.95

Ron Francis 04-05 Upper Deck Young Guns Retro Rookie Card RC SP #187
$5.50

2002-03 Vanguard LTD #18 Ron Francis 450 - NM-MT
$6.00

13-14 Panini Playbook Limited Edition Game Jersey Ron Francis 39 99 Carolina
$6.99

ITG Ult Memorabilia Vault Ron Francis Ultimate Game Used Emblem
$60.00

13-14 UD The Cup RON FRANCIS Cup Foundations Triple Jersey Auto #15 15
$52.00

LOT OF 18 85 86 TOPPS RON FRANCIS CARDS PACK FRESH
$7.99

13 14 National Treasures Past and Present Auto - Ron Francis James Neal 92 99
$15.29

1982 83 OPC #123 RON FRANCIS RC ROOKIE CARD KSA 7 NEAR MINT
$15.20
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Autograph Guide

Ron Francis Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Ron Francis' authentic signature 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 companySome 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.

Ron Francis Cut Signature Exemplar:

Ron Francis Signature Example

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

Ron Francis Signature Characteristics

  1. The signature is very individually stylized with no discernible letters.
  2. It is written in a manner that the entire signature is equal in height from start to finish and written on a 45-degree angle.
  3. The signature consists of three letters: "R-F-S."

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Ron Francis Signed Photo

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RON FRANCIS HARTFORD WHALERS SIGNED CCM VINTAGE JERSEY PSA DNA COA W97530
$599.99

RON FRANCIS HARTFORD WHALERS SIGNED CCM VINTAGE JERSEY PSA DNA COA W97531
$599.99

RON FRANCIS PITTSBURGH PENGUINS 1992 CUP SIGNED CCM VINTAGE JERSEY PSA DNA COA
$599.99

RON FRANCIS signed Carolina HURRICANES Official GAME Puck w PSA COA
$79.95

RON FRANCIS signed Pittsburgh PENGUINS Official GAME Puck w PSA COA
$79.95

Ron Francis Autographed Signed 1987 O-Pee-Chee Minis Card #10 PSA DNA #83453896
$25.00

Ron Francis Autographed Signed 1987 O-Pee-Chee Minis Card #10 PSA DNA #83453898
$25.00

Ron Francis Autographed Signed 1984 Topps Card #54 PSA DNA #83476401
$29.00

Ron Francis Autographed Signed 1984 O-Pee-Chee Card #70 PSA DNA #83476418
$29.00

Ron Francis Autographed Signed 1984 Topps Card #54 PSA DNA #83476402
$29.00

Ron Francis Autographed Signed 1984 O-Pee-Chee Card #70 PSA DNA #83476349
$29.00

Ron Francis Autographed Signed 1985 Topps Card #140 PSA DNA #83466530
$29.00

Ron Francis Autographed Signed 1985 Topps Card #140 PSA DNA #83466605
$29.00

Ron Francis Autographed Signed 1985 Topps Card #140 PSA DNA #83466604
$29.00

Ron Francis Autographed Signed 1985 Topps Card #140 PSA DNA #83466603
$29.00

Ron Francis Autographed Signed 1987 O-Pee-Chee Card #187 PSA DNA #83463221
$29.00
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More Info

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Rob is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff and co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio.He is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby.

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