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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1983 Topps Football - 5 Wax Packs MINT - Poss Marcus Allen, Singletary Rookies
$24.99
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Lot Of 7 Marcus Allen Oakland Raiders Hall Of Fame Fleer Ultra Cards
$6.99
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2006 Leaf Limited Threads Marcus Allen & LaMont Jordan Jersey Serial# 21 30
$9.99
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1983 Topps MARCUS ALLEN Rookie Card- PSA 9 MINT- Oakland Raiders- Hall Of Fame
$40.00
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1985 Topps OAKLAND RAIDERS Complete TEAM Set MARCUS ALLEN Branch ALZADO Howie L
$14.99
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MARCUS ALLEN UNSIGNED 2003 GOAL LINE ART CARD RAIDERS
$5.50
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MARCUS ALLEN 2013 CERTIFIED MIRROR GOLD IMMORTALS #'D 25 CHIEFS
$19.99
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2003 LEAF LIMITED TRADEMARKS MARCUS ALLEN AUTOGRAPH JERSEY PATCH RAIDERS AUTO SP
$125.00
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1984 Topps #98 MARCUS ALLEN OAKLAND LOS ANGELES RAIDERS 25 card lot
$12.99
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MARCUS ALLEN GRADED ROOKIE Beckett BCCG 9 Near Mint 1983 Topps #294 Raiders
$16.99
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2001 01 MARCUS ALLEN QUANTUM LEAF ALL-MILLENNIUM MARKS AUTO #ED 62 100
$59.99
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1992 Stadium Club #129 Marcus ALLEN - PSA 10+++ low pop HOF
$24.99
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2006 National Treasures Timeline NFL #MA Marcus Allen Triple Jersey # 16 99
$15.50
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2005 Absolute TOTT Material Double Red #60 Marcus Allen Jersey # 29 100
$13.00
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FOOTBALL Card GRADED Marcus Allen RAIDERS 1983 Topps
$19.95
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FOOTBALL Card GRADED Marcus Allen RAIDERS 1983 Topps
$12.50
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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.

Marcus Allen Cut Signature Exemplar

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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.

Marcus Allen Signed Football Pricing:

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Marcus Allen Signed Jersey Pricing:

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Marcus Allen Signed Helmet Pricing:

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Marcus Allen Signed Photograph Pricing:

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MARCUS ALLEN RAIDERS SIGNED MINI HELMET AUTO PSA DNA Q38609
$149.95
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MARCUS ALLEN FRED BILETNIKOFF JIM PLUNKETT SIGNED OAKLAND RAIDERS TK HELMET JSA
$349.99
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MARCUS ALLEN PLUNKETT BILETNIKOFF SIGNED RAIDERS AUTHENTIC FULL SIZE HELMET PSA
$529.99
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Marcus Allen USC Trojans signed 8x10 photo PSA DNA # M46491
$89.99
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Marcus Allen SIGNED Sports Illustrated Print Raiders ITP PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$135.00
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Marcus Allen USC Trojans Signed Replica Heisman Mini Helmet W Case + SLU TriStar
$65.99
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Marcus Allen Signed Autographed USC 16X20 Framed Canvas "Heisman 81" PSA Raiders
$199.99
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MARCUS ALLEN SIGNED AUTOGRAPH CARD *PSA* OAKLAND RAIDERS HOF AUTHENTIC
$74.99
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MARCUS ALLEN AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED RAIDERS BLACK JERSEY SB XVIII MVP PSA DNA
$189.00
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Marcus Allen Rare! signed Chiefs 8x10 PSA DNA PROOF!!
$75.00
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Marcus Allen SIGNED USC Trojans F S Helmet + Heisman 81 ITP PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$315.00
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Steiner Marcus Allen Signed Raiders Mini Helmet ( MM Auth)
$249.99
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MARCUS ALLEN AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED USC 20X24 PHOTO "HEISMAN 81" PSA DNA
$129.00
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Michael Jordan Golf Tournament Flag Signed PSA DNA Greg Maddux Marcus Allen
$599.95
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Fred Biletnikoff Marcus Allen Jim Plunkett Signed 8x10 Photo PSA
$115.00
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Marcus Allen SIGNED Los Angeles Raiders F S Helmet + NFL MVP PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$325.00
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