Fran Tarkenton Autograph

Fran Tarkenton

Fran Tarkenton is widely considered to be one of the greatest quarterbacks in American football history. Born in Richmond, Virginia in 1940, Tarkenton’s family moved to Athens, Georgia when he was young. He played college football for the University of Georgia and was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in 1961. Tarkenton played for the Vikings, the New York Giants, and then returned to the Vikings before retiring in 1978. More about Fran Tarkenton

Affiliate disclosure: When you click on links to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network.

Current items with a signature of Fran Tarkenton

These are the most current items with a signature of Fran Tarkenton that were listed on eBay and on other online stores - click here for more items.

Picture Item Title Price Store
thumbnail1981 TCMA #2 Fran Tarkenton Signed PSA/DNA Authentic Auto New York Giants HOF$119.99logo
thumbnailFran Tarkenton #25 Art Card Limited 38/50 Edward Vela Signed (Minnesota Vikings)$4.99logo
thumbnailFran Tarkenton autographed Super Bowl VIII football card$49.00logo
thumbnailFran Tarkenton HOF 86 Signed Autograph Full Size Wilson Football, No COA$84.95logo
thumbnailFran Tarkenton Minnesota Vikings Autographed 16 x 20 Purple Throwing Photograph with HOF 86 Inscription$99.99logo
thumbnailFran Tarkenton Minnesota Vikings Autographed Franklin White Panel Football with HOF 86 Inscription$179.99logo
thumbnailFran Tarkenton PSA/DNA (#3/3) 2021 Leaf Ultimate Sports Auto Signed HOF$104.88logo
thumbnailFran Tarkenton Signed 1975 Topps #400 PSA/DNA Vikings Autographed Card HOF AUTO$199.99logo
thumbnailFran Tarkenton Signed 1978 Topps #100 PSA/DNA Vikings Autographed Card HOF AUTO$199.99logo
During his career, Tarkenton set numerous records and was known for his scrambling ability and his ability to make plays out of seemingly impossible situations. He was selected to nine Pro Bowls and was named first-team All-Pro in 1975. He also led the Vikings to three Super Bowl appearances in the 1970s, although they were unable to win any of them. After retiring from football, Tarkenton went on to become a successful businessman and author.

Throughout his career, Tarkenton was known for his competitive spirit and his willingness to take risks on the field. He revolutionized the quarterback position with his scrambling ability and his ability to improvise when plays broke down. Tarkenton’s career statistics are impressive, with 3,686 completions for 47,003 yards and 342 touchdowns. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1986 and is widely regarded as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. Read even more about Fran Tarkenton at Wikipedia

Traded items with a signature of Fran Tarkenton

In total, we tracked 2616 items since 01/01/2008. The chart below shows the trade volume over time.

If you're interested in Fran Tarkenton Rookie cards you might want to take a look at our sister site that specializes in Football Rookie Cards only.

The most expensive item with a signature of Fran Tarkenton (Fran tarkenton signed Plaque and Card) was sold in January 2020 for $1500.00 while the cheapest item (Fran Tarkenton #8 Sketch Card Limited 36/50 Vela Signed (Minnesota Vikings)) found a new owner for $0.99 in August 2023. The month with the most items sold (43) was September 2022 with an average selling price of $30.00 for an autographed item of Fran Tarkenton. Sold items reached their highest average selling price in February 2019 with $125.00 and the month that saw the lowest prices with $1.99 was April 2019. In average, an autographed item from Fran Tarkenton is worth $29.99.

Most recently, these items with a signature of Fran Tarkenton were sold on eBay - click here for more items.

Picture Item Title Price Store
thumbnail2021 Fran Tarkenton Flawless Honored Ink Autograph /5$150.00logo
thumbnailFran Tarkenton #23 Art Card Limited 25/50 Edward Vela Signed (Minnesota Vikings)$2.25logo
thumbnailFran Tarkenton #24 Art Card Limited 21/50 Edward Vela Signed (Minnesota Vikings)$1.99logo
thumbnailFRAN TARKENTON 1994 Ted Williams Inc. Autograph NFL card w/ Authentic Signature$10.49logo
thumbnailFran Tarkenton autograph ,Vikings, 2018 Panini Elements, Metal, 14/25$32.00logo
thumbnailFran Tarkenton Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Minnesota Vikings Headshot VINTAGE$5.00logo
thumbnailFran Tarkenton Goal Line Art Card and Autographed Index Card No COA$11.99logo
thumbnailFran Tarkenton HOF Signed Autograph 1975 Topps Card 400 w/ 75 MVP PSA 10 AUTO$79.00logo
thumbnailFran Tarkenton Signed 1978 Topps #100 Hof Vikings $24.99logo

Fran Tarkenton signed Football Trading Cards by Manufacturer

Latest News about Fran Tarkenton

Fran Tarkenton turns 84: Five fast facts on Vikings legend and Hall of Fame quar (02/03/24): Tarkenton's career was one of a kind Go to news article

Vikings legend Fran Tarkenton salutes Joshua Dobbs for stunning debut: 'It's imp (11/07/23): Dobbs is quickly becoming a fan favorite Go to news article

Bud Grant, Longtime Minnesota Vikings Coach, Dies at 95 (03/11/23): He took his Vikings, with Fran Tarkenton at quarterback and the famed Purple People Eaters defensive line, to four Super Bowls — although he lost each time. Go to news article

Best quarterbacks in NFL history without a Super Bowl (02/03/23): Dan Marino, Dan Fouts and Fran Tarkenton are among the greatest quarterbacks to never win a Super Bowl. Go to news article

Ranking the best NFL draft picks of all time: Fran Tarkenton headlines top five (03/30/21): With the 2021 NFL Draft almost here, let's look at the five best players in NFL history taken at No. 29 overall Go to news article

Older News Stories about Fran Tarkenton

Daniel Jones ties rookie quarterback record held by Fran Tarkenton, Deshaun Wats (12/2019): The Giants' rookie quarterback gave a fanbase that needed it something to be hopeful about Go to news article

Bud Grant: Mick Tingelhoff Hall of Fame presenter Fran Tarkenton a 'great choice (02/2015): GLENDALE, Ariz. -- If Fran Tarkenton is Mick Tingelhoff's presenter at next summer's Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Bud Grant applauds the choice. Go to news article

Patriots cheating scandal: Is Tom Brady a liar? Former QBs Fran Tarkenton, Mark (01/2015): Brady called out by NFL greats Fran Tarkenton, Jerome Bettis and Mark Brunell. Go to news article

Fran Tarkenton: These Vikings remind me of the very first Vikings (12/2014): In this holiday season, I'm glad for what I've seen from this year's Vikings team. Go to news article

Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton: Giants shot me up with painkillers (11/2014): Fran Tarkenton says the abuse of pain medication started with regular shots while playing for the Giants in the late '60s and early '70s. Go to news article

Fran Tarkenton: Anthony Barr a cornerstone talent for Vikings (10/2014): The Vikings' 19-13 victory over the Buccaneers in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday showed me they hit an absolute home run with Anthony Barr as their first-round draft pick this year. Go to news article

Fran Tarkenton: Vikings' Adrian Peterson should not be playing (09/2014): The NFL sure has changed a lot since I entered the league. When the Vikings and I joined the league in 1961, the team's expansion fee was $1 million. As a third-round draft choice, I signed for $12,500. Go to news article

Fran Tarkenton Doesn't Think Much of Johnny Manziel Based on the Preseason (08/2014): Johnny Manziel did not enjoy a sterling – or even mediocre – NFL preseason, and quickly, the doubters are piling up. (...)

Fran Tarkenton: NFL Scrambler To Entrepreneurial Success (03/2014): NFL Great Fran Tarkenton shares how he replaced his gridiron success with business intuition and know-how, as well as the opportunities and trends in entrepreneurship for baby boomers looking to re-invent themselves. Go to news article

Fran Tarkenton: Winning, or losing, the Super Bowl shouldn't change your legacy (01/2014): Can he win the big game? What does this game mean for his legacy? Does he have what it takes to win a Super Bowl? We hear questions -- and arguments -- like these a lot this time of year, with the Super Bowl just a few days away. But they are absolutely ridiculous questions to ask. Go to news article

Fran Tarkenton: Time to find out if young players are NFL players (12/2013): Week 17 games in the NFL are unique, especially to fans. There are only a handful of teams fighting for the last couple of playoff spots, and a few others jockeying for a higher seed. But half the teams have nothing to play for in their final game of the season. Go to news article

Fran Tarkenton: Taking the pulse of NFL quarterbacks (11/2013): In his weekly video address, former Vikings quarterback and Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton takes a peek a the overall quarterback situation in the NFL. Go to news article

Fran Tarkenton: 'Maybe we'll find a little spark' (10/2013): In his weekly video address, former Vikings quarterback and Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton says he can relate. We all want someone to blame for this awful season, he says, but the truth is, they're all trying Go to news article

Fran Tarkenton: Christian Ponder must get ahead of the curve (09/2013): I can't be the only one who didn't see that coming. Like many of you, I penciled in the home opener against the Browns as a win. And when Cleveland lost its quarterback to injury and running back via trade, I wrote it in pen.

Josh Freeman Cannot Play, Says Fran Tarkenton (08/2013): Fran Tarkenton shockingly has a strong opinion.

Optimistic Entrepreneur Extraordinaire David Mezzapelle Will Discuss Contagious (07/2013): Mezzapelle will discuss the power of positive thinking, which he explores in depth in Contagious Optimism (Viva Editions) (PRWeb July 25, 2013) Read the full story at

Fran Tarkenton on Winning As a Self-Taught Entrepreneur (06/2013): The football-pro and serial entrepreneur will speak in Washington, D.C., at National Small Business Week. Here he reflects on what he learned along his entrepreneurial journey.

Author of New Business Book, Business in Blue Jeans, Appears on Fran Tarkenton S (05/2013): Business and Marketing Strategist Susan Baroncini-Moe interviewed on Sirius/XM Radio by former pro football player-turned-entrepreneur (PRWeb May 31, 2013) Read the full story at

Fran Tarkenton: Vikings should draft 'WR and DB' in first round (04/2013): Fran Tarkenton wants the Vikings to target help for Christian Ponder and against opposing quarterbacks in the first round of the NFL draft. Go to news article

Fran Tarkenton: Vikings need Harvin, and more (02/2013): The week after the Super Bowl is a tough one for football fans -- the season is over! There won't be a game Sunday, or the Sunday after that, until next fall. But there's still plenty of work to do for the Vikings to get ready for the 2013 season. Go to news article

Fran Tarkenton: John, Jim Harbaugh rode bold moves to Super Bowl (01/2013): Getting to the Super Bowl requires bold thinking. You have to be willing to do whatever it takes, to disregard the pundits and do what you think is right. Go to news article

Fran Tarkenton on Vikings' new Purple People Eaters: 'That's incredible' (12/2012): Watching the game against the Houston Texans felt like stepping into a time machine. I thought I was watching the Vikings of old. The ghosts of the Purple People Eaters had returned! I think I saw Page, Eller and Marshall out there, just in different numbers. Go to news article

Fran Tarkenton: Talent beats experience in football (11/2012): In football, talent will win out. Experience means something, but it should not take precedence over talent. Great coaches know how to get talent into the lineup, but great coaches also need to have great players to succeed. Go to news article

Fran Tarkenton: Vikings will rebound from bad game, beat Seattle (10/2012): Fans never want to see their team have a bad day. Fans want to see their team play at peak efficiency every game. They want to see high energy and performance at the 99th-percentile level every week. Go to news article

Fran Tarkenton: Minnesota Vikings' win could be a game changer (09/2012): Wow. What can you really say after that performance against the San Francisco 49ers? I know it's only one game, and it's still very early in Go to news article

Web Service Brings Small Business Coaching from Fran Tarkenton (08/2012): ATLANTA, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Small business owners looking for advice and assistance about how to grow their businesses can look to the web for a new small business coaching program.(Photo: ...

Legendary QB Fran Tarkenton: Gregg Williams ‘Ought To Go To Prison’ (04/2012): Legendary NFL quarterback Fran Tarkenton took to ESPN Radio in Chicago to discuss the New Orleans Saints bounty system, and he stated that he believed ex-Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams should be “prosecuted”, according to Sports Radio Interviews.

NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Fran Tarkenton Launches Talk Show on SiriusXM (02/2012): NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI - News) announced today that Fran Tarkenton—legendary NFL Hall of Fame quarterback and business entrepreneur—will host a live, weekly, call-in ...

Ex-Viking Fran Tarkenton: New York Giants will win Super Bowl (01/2012): I find it amazing that the New England Patriots are favored in Sunday's Super Bowl. It is a testament to the respect people have for Bill Belichick and Tom Brady when it comes to winning big games.

Fran Tarkenton: Vikings should adapt to today's pass-happy, what-defense NFL (12/2011): I never thought I'd see the day when the dominant teams had the worst defenses and, often, weak running games. But that's where we are.

Fran Tarkenton says teachers must be more like NFL players, American education i (10/2011): NFL Hall of Fame quarterback and entrepreneur Fran Tarkenton offered his opinion on how to fix education in America this week in an op-ed piece for The Wall Street Journal titled "What if the NFL Played by Teachers' Rules?"

Fran Tarkenton takes another shot at Brett Favre on the radio (12/2010): Hall of Fame QB Fran Tarkenton, a longtime critic of Brett Favre, took another shot at the Vikings' current QB this week after Favre decided to play at the 11th hour Monday night vs. Chicago despite a sprained shoulder.