Marcus Allen Football Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Marcus Allen

Date of Birth: 3/26/1960
Rookie Card Year: 1983
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

Marcus Allen football cards and autographed memorabilia appeal to a wide range of collecting and fan bases. Being a dominant force for a major PAC-10 school like USC while winning a Heisman Trophy ensured his long-term collectibility before he even suited up for an NFL team. He then went on to have a Hall-of-Fame career with the Raiders, which helps his hobby standing even further.

Marcus Allen's official rookie card was released in 1983 Topps Football. While his rookie card is #294, Allen also appears on the Raiders team card and the Scoring Leaders card.  Additionally, Allen has a few other collectibles that were released that same year. These include 1983 7-Eleven Discs as well as his 1983 Topps Sticker and his insert sticker from the same set.

Marcus Allen's first certified autograph card would be released in 1997 Upper Deck UD3 as part of the Signature Performers insert set. His first memorabilia card came a year earlier in 1996 Collector's Edge Advantage. The relic is a piece of a game-used Super Bowl ball.

With regards to his autographed memorabilia, signed footballs and jersey are at the top of collector's wishlists. He does sign frequently at various autograph events, however, prices for in-person signing opportunities aren't cheap. As a result, supply has not yet outpaced demand and have kept the value of his autographed items stable.

Marcus Allen Rookie Card

1983 Topps Marcus Allen RC #294

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A classic image of the always determined Allen. The design is instantly recognizable by collectors with the team name in large block letters and the bright yellow bar that houses the player name and position.

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1997 Score Board NFL Experience Printing Plate #33 Marcus Allen 1 1 B29091
$99.97
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1995 FINEST #33 MARCUS ALLEN PSA GEM MINT 10 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
$6.99
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1983 TOPPS #294 MARCUS ALLEN PSA 9 Mint
$54.99
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Marcus Allen rookie
$5.00
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1983 TOPPS #293 MARCUS ALLEN ROOKIE PSA 8
$7.36
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1983 Topps Marcus Allen RC #294
$9.95
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Topps 2013 Football Marcus Allen Silver Legendary 1000 Yards Coin Card #30 50
$19.99
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1995 NFLPA Super Bowl Player's Party #1 Marcus Allen
$12.00
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1988 Winners USC TROJANS All American Set 1-72 OJ Simpson Marcus Allen Cowlings
$22.95
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1996 Pacific Litho-Cel MARCUS ALLEN Kansas City Chiefs Feature Performers Card
$9.00
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MARCUS ALLEN 2013 Leaf Best of Football 1 1 Art Sketch Card Raiders
$15.00
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2003 Fleer FB Tradition Throwbacks Memorabilia #1 Marcus Allen JSY
$5.99
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1989 TOPPS FOOTBALL CARD Marcus Allen #267 LA Raiders Slabbed
$8.49
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1991 Score # 420 Marcus Allen PSA Graded NM-MT 8............Raiders
$5.85
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1983 TOPPS # 205 scoring leaders PSA NM-MT 8 MARCUS ALLEN CARD
$7.85
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1984 Topps MARCUS ALLEN #98 PSA 8 NM-MT RAIDERS
$7.50
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Autograph Guide

Marcus Allen Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

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

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

  1. A fairly consistent signature with some unusual lettering.
  2. The "M" resembles more of an "X" with the left angle line resembling, in itself, a cursive "l."
  3. The "a" is clearly legible and closed.
  4. The "r" consists of a quick up and down line, the pen lifts to write the "c" which has a small vertical to it on the top, this flows into a legible "u" before the pen lifts again to print the letter "s."
  5. The "s" is made in a manner that as it connects to the last name it forms a easily discernible "8."
  6. The last name gets a little messy with bulbous "l"'s overlapping and a squiggled line finishing the signature.

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Marcus Allen Signed Helmet Pricing:

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Marcus Allen Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Marcus Allen signed Rare Heisman Helmet INSC 81 Heisman Psa DNA COA
$89.00
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MARCUS ALLEN HAND SIGNED OAKLAND RAIDERS FULL SIZE HELMET SB XVIII MVP PSA DNA
$299.99
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MARCUS ALLEN HAND SIGNED RAIDERS FULL SIZE HELMET WITH PHOTO SIGNING HELMET PSA
$249.99
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MARCUS ALLEN AUTOGRAPHED HAND SIGNED OAKLAND RAIDERS MINI HELMET *HOF 03 PSA DNA
$99.99
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MARCUS ALLEN Signed Twice $60,000 Bank Check Auto w Bank Statement PSA DNA RARE
$253.95
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Marcus Allen Autographed Signed NFL Football JSA #F07825
$139.00
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Marcus Allen Signed Autographed USC 16X20 Canvas Heisman 81 PSA DNA Raiders HOF
$119.99
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MARCUS ALLEN SIGNED RAIDERS PROLINE AUTHENTIC FULL SIZE HELMET SBXVIII MVP PSA
$399.99
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Marcus Allen Steiner Signed USC Trojans Mini Football Helmet Auto Hall of Fame
$139.95
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RAIDERS MARCUS ALLEN SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED JSA #F44465
$69.99
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MARCUS ALLEN SIGNED JERSEY PSA DNA OAKLAND RAIDERS AUTOGRAPHED AUTO
$300.00
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MARCUS ALLEN SIGNED FULL SIZE OAKLAND RAIDERS HELMET W 5 INSCRIPTIONS PSA COA
$229.00
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Marcus Allen signed Raiders mini helmet, JSA Witness
$98.50
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RAIDERS MARCUS ALLEN "HOF 03" AUTHENTIC SIGNED FULL SIZE REP HELMET PSA DNA
$239.99
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MARCUS ALLEN AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED RAIDERS 16X20 PHOTO "SB MVP" PSA DNA ID #77850
$69.00
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MARCUS ALLEN AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED USC 16X20 PHOTO "HEISMAN 81" PSA DNA ID #77839
$69.00
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