Keenan Allen Rookie Card Guide

Keenan Allen

Date of Birth: 4/27/1992
Rookie Card Year: 2013
Investment Rating: 6.5


Overview

Although a third round pick would not generally qualify as a steal, Keenan Allen has emerged as an elite wide receiver and one of the best offensive values from the 2013 NFL Draft. A slow start kept him under-the-radar, but Keenan Allen put forth an impressive rookie season and collectors have taken notice of this explosive receiver.

As a five-star recruit, Keenan Allen was regarded as one of the best high school wide receivers in the country. After high school, Allen decided to attend the University of California and was a starter for the last two of his three seasons. Widely considered to be one of the top wide receivers in college football, Allen chose to skip his final season and declared for the draft. He was pegged as a likely first round pick, but a late injury resulted in a disappointing performance on his pro day. The San Diego Chargers made Keenan Allen the 76th overall pick in the 3rd round, and the eighth wide receiver taken.

Keenan Allen entered his rookie season with the Chargers on the bench, but injuries and his talent quickly pushed him into a starting role. Even though the Chargers had an inconsistent season, Allen gave the team a legitimate deep option for Philip Rivers and the team made the playoffs. Now with more playing time under his belt and increased rapport with Rivers, many expect Keenan Allen to produce at a high level for the foreseeable future.

Collectors have plenty of 2013 rookie card options for Keenan Allen, including many premium releases. Also, as a top high school player, Allen participated in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl and his first cards were featured in the 2010 football product from Razor that covered the event. This product includes multiple autograph parallels.

Top Keenan Allen Cards

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2013 Panini National Treasures #217 Autographed Jersey #/99

Normally one of the most popular high-end products of the year, 2013 National Treasures continues that tradition. Rarity, brand awareness and a quality design makes this the top Keenan Allen rookie card available to collectors.

2013 Panini National Treasures Rookie Patch Autograph 217 Keenan Allen

2013 Panini Contenders Keenan Allen RC #217 Autograph

Arguably one of the most popular mid-level releases each year, 2013 Contenders is a great place to find Keenan Allen cards. Although they are not numbered, possible short prints and variations make this one of the top Keenan Allen cards. The base version is shown on the left and the variation is on the right.

2013 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs 217 Keenan Allen

2013 Topps Triple Threads Keenan Allen RC #101, 151 Autographed Jersey #/99

2013 Topps Triple Threads actually toned down the rookie design this year, and this autographed jersey card checks in as one of the best Keenan Allen cards. They are technically two Keenan Allen cards included in the base rookie set, but the difference is subtle. The print run seems limited with only 99 of each card, but once you add in all the parallels, there are actually over 280 of each version and 564 total cards.

Top eBay Listings

2013 PP Showcase Keenan Allen Blue Fantasy Team 23 25!
$6.99

2013 Press Pass Fanfare Saturday Starters Autos Red #SSKA Keenan Allen 25 25 NM
$30.00

Keenan Allen 2013 SPx Finite Radiance #FIKA Keenan Allen S#25 99 Chargers
$19.99

2013 Topps Prime Level II Booklet Keenan Allen San Diego Chargers 10 15 Ssp Rc
$64.99

Keenan Allen Signed NFL Football, San Diego Chargers, Cal Bears, ROY, Proof
$129.99

2013 Panini Rookie Crusade Red #16 Keenan Allen 12 99 Chargers
$6.00

2013 Momentum KEENAN ALLEN Rookie Initiation Signatures #'d 42 49 !! Chargers
$24.99

2013 Momentum KEENAN ALLEN Rookie Gold Signatures #'d 19 49 !! Chargers
$29.99

TSX 2013 TOPPS FOOTBALL RC ROOKIE 4 COLOR PATCH KEENAN ALLEN #RP-KA CHARGERS
$9.99

2013 Topps #435B Keenan Allen SP (catching pose) - NM-MT
$11.25

2013 Momentum Rookie Team Threads Dual Game Jersey Keenan Allen RC 244 399
$5.49

2013 Topps Museum Collection Jumbo Relics #MJRKA Keenan Allen 18 50 Jersey
$11.25

2013 Topps Chrome Refractor #14 Keenan Allen
$8.00

KEENAN ALLEN,CALIFORNIA,BEARS,CAL,SIGNED,AUTOGRAPHED,FOOTBALL,COA,PROOF,RARE
$99.99

2013 Topps Turkey Red KEENAN ALLEN Rookie RC BGS 9.5 Gem Mint Chargers PSA 10
$24.95

2013 Topps Platinum Black Refractor Rookie #144 Keenan Allen
$5.78
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Rookie Cards

Keenan Allen Rookie Card Checklist

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Top eBay Listings

2013 PP Showcase Keenan Allen Blue Fantasy Team 23 25!
$6.99

2013 Press Pass Fanfare Saturday Starters Autos Red #SSKA Keenan Allen 25 25 NM
$30.00

Keenan Allen 2013 SPx Finite Radiance #FIKA Keenan Allen S#25 99 Chargers
$19.99

2013 Topps Prime Level II Booklet Keenan Allen San Diego Chargers 10 15 Ssp Rc
$64.99

2013 Panini Rookie Crusade Red #16 Keenan Allen 12 99 Chargers
$6.00

2013 Momentum KEENAN ALLEN Rookie Initiation Signatures #'d 42 49 !! Chargers
$24.99

2013 Momentum KEENAN ALLEN Rookie Gold Signatures #'d 19 49 !! Chargers
$29.99

TSX 2013 TOPPS FOOTBALL RC ROOKIE 4 COLOR PATCH KEENAN ALLEN #RP-KA CHARGERS
$9.99

2013 Topps #435B Keenan Allen SP (catching pose) - NM-MT
$11.25

2013 Momentum Rookie Team Threads Dual Game Jersey Keenan Allen RC 244 399
$5.49

2013 Topps Museum Collection Jumbo Relics #MJRKA Keenan Allen 18 50 Jersey
$11.25

2013 Topps Chrome Refractor #14 Keenan Allen
$8.00

2013 Topps Turkey Red KEENAN ALLEN Rookie RC BGS 9.5 Gem Mint Chargers PSA 10
$24.95

2013 Topps Platinum Black Refractor Rookie #144 Keenan Allen
$5.78

2013 Select Keenan Allen Base Green Prizm Refractor Rc (07 15) BGS 9.5
$49.99

2013 Quantum Keenan Allen Signature Patch 3 Color Chargers Cal Bears 234 265
$14.49
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. As an adult, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute.

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