1976 Topps FRANCO HARRIS NM/Mint

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This card is in Near Mint to Mint condition

 

Franco Harris had three 1,000-yard rushing seasons out of four when this card came out, right after the Steelers won the Super Bowl following the 1975 season. Harris led Pittsburgh in rushing in that contest.

Named to the Pro Bowl 9 straight years, he began that streak as a rookie in 1972 and was named Rookie of the Year. In that season he gained 1,055 yards on 188 carries, with a 5.6 yards-per-carry average. He also rushed for 10 touchdowns and caught four touchdown passes.

In fact, Harris rushed for more than 1,000 yards in seven of his first eight seasons in Pittsburgh. During that stretch, he ran for 72 touchdowns.

On Jan. 12, 1975, he was the MVP of Super Bowl IX. In that game he rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown on 34 carries for a 16-6 win over Minnesota.

In 13 pro seasons, Harris gained 12,120 yards on 2,949 carries, a 4.1 yards per carry average, and scored 91 rushing touchdowns. He caught 307 passes for 2,287 yards and nine receiving touchdowns.