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

1983 Topps Marcus Allen RC

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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MARCUS ALLEN TOPPS ROOKIE 1983 RAIDERS GRADE THIS ONE NM-MT?
$12.99

MARCUS ALLEN TOPPS UNRIVALED AUTHENTIC GAME USED JERSEY PATCH CARD HOF RAIDERS
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MARCUS ALLEN 2006 PLAYOFF CANTON ABSOLUTES GAME USED JERSEY PATCH CARD HOF
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1989 TOPPS #264 MARCUS ALLEN PSA 10 F1776220-939
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MARCUS ALLEN 2005 TOPPS HERITIAGE GRIDIRON COLLECTION GAME WORN JERSEY
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1983 TOPPS #293 MARCUS ALLEN PSA 9 F1677981-805
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325 CARDS ALL MARCUS ALLEN W INSERTS PREMIUMS GREAT VALUE SAVE BIG IN BULK!!
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MARCUS ALLEN 2005 THROWBACK THREADS CENTURY STARS GAME USED JERSEY PATCH CARD
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Stadium Club NFL Football One of a Kind MARCUS ALLEN
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1991 Fleer Oakland Raiders Set BO JACKSON HOWIE LONG TIM BROWN MARCUS ALLEN
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1983 Topps Marcus Allen #294 RC Rookie Card Los Angeles Raiders
$10.00

Lot 2) 1981 Topps Art Shell PSA 10 1984 Marcus Allen PSA 9 HOF Raiders
$44.00

Marcus Allen 2012 National Treasures Silver Century Legends Base Parallel 4 25
$7.00

MARCUS ALLEN 1987 Topps #215 (OAKLAND RAIDERS) PSA 10 GEM MINT
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1985 TOPPS #281 MARCUS ALLEN LOT OF 45 NMMT F31882
$11.00

1985 TOPPS #282 MARCUS ALLEN LOT OF 2 BOTH PSA 8
$20.00
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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.

Marcus Allen Cut Signature Exemplar

Marcus allen Signature Example

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.

Marcus Allen Signed Football Pricing:

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Marcus Allen signed Football

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Marcus Allen signed Jersey

Marcus Allen Signed Helmet Pricing:

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Marcus Allen signed Helmet

Marcus Allen Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Marcus Allen signed Photo

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MARCUS ALLEN,BO JACKSON OAKLAND RAIDERS JSA COA SIGNED FOOTBALL
$450.00

MARCUS ALLEN AUTOGRAPHED HAND SIGNED USC TROJANS MINI HELMET ** STATS ** PSA DNA
$169.99

MARCUS ALLEN Signed Raiders KC Chiefs #2 Football Jersey Number only Psa
$68.00

MARCUS ALLEN & LAWRENCE TAYLOR SIGNED SPORTS ILLUSTRATED 1985 PSA DNA #U51557
$124.99

Marcus Allen Signed Autographed Nike Football Cleat Raiders JSA WPP!!
$125.00

MARCUS ALLEN Oakland Raiders HALL OF FAME 2003 Signed Index Card Auto PSA DNA
$69.95

Marcus Allen Signed Authentic Autographed Framed Check w 8x10 Photo (PSA DNA)
$149.99

Marcus Allen Signed Autographed 16x20 Photo Oakland Raiders "HOF '03" PSA
$99.99

Marcus Allen Signed Jersey - Custom w HOF 03 JSA SM Witness - - -Item #2606956
$229.99

Marcus Allen Ronnie Lott John Robinson Signed 1981 USC Trojans Yearbook PSA DNA
$349.99

Marcus Allen Jim Plunkett Raiders 3x Super Bowl MVPs Signed 16x20 Photo PSA DNA
$249.99

RAIDERS MARCUS ALLEN "HOF 03" AUTHENTIC SIGNED MINI HELMET AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA
$89.99

Marcus Allen Signed Framed 11x14 Photo Display JSA Raiders USC Chiefs
$89.99

Marcus Allen signed Sports Illustrated autographed Raiders PSA J66520 TriStar
$200.00

1983 TOPPS MARCUS ALLEN RC #294 AUTO SIGNED PSA DNA OAKLAND RAIDERS AUTOGRAPH
$79.95

RAIDERS MARCUS ALLEN "HOF 03" SIGNED AUTHENTIC FULL SIZE HELMET PSA DNA
$319.99
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