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.

Top eBay Listings

1983 Marcus Allen Topps RC #294... Graded BGS 9 Mint
$99.99

1986 McDONALD'S ALL-STARS-GREEN #32 MARCUS ALLEN HOF POP 3 PSA 10 F1658628-968
$12.99

1983 TOPPS MARCUS ALLEN TEAM LEADER CARD BCCG GRADED 10 RAIDERS
$9.99

1986 TOPPS #60 MARCUS ALLEN PSA 10 F2019587-829
$24.99

1996 Collector's Edge Advantage Video #V4 Marcus Allen 2000
$6.00

1996 (FB) Playoff Contenders Honors #PH6 Marcus Allen
$40.00

1997 TOPPS CHROME REFRACTOR #92 MARCUS ALLEN NMMT *834310
$8.00

1983 Topps Football #294 Marcus Allen RC SGC 96 9 1369468-168
$35.00

*MARCUS ALLEN* 2002 Fleer Throwbacks Hand-Signed Auto w COA OAKLAND RAIDERS
$27.95

PSA 10 MARCUS ALLEN ROOKIE RC 198 3 TOPPS # 294 LOS ANGELES RAIDERS HOF
$549.99

Marcus Allen 1994 Signed Playoff Club Card in Plastic Case Reprint
$12.99

MARCUS ALLEN 2011 TOPPS SUPER BOWL XVIII LEGENDS PLAYER STAMP SP 100
$19.99

1983 topps #294 MARCUS ALLEN oakland raiders rookie card BGS BCCG 10
$40.00

MARSHALL FAULK MARCUS ALLEN 1997 FLAIR SHOWCASE NNOF ERROR MISPRINT 1 1 ???
$14.99

1986 TOPPS STICKERS #255 MARCUS ALLEN RAIDERS HOF POP 4 PSA 9 F1834387-666
$12.99

1984 Topps #7 AFC Championship Marcus Allen Raiders PSA 9 Graded Football Card
$14.96
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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

Marcus Allen Signed Jersey Pricing:

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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

Top eBay Listings

Marcus Allen signed autograph 5x7 cut Heisman Trophy Winner USC PSA DNA Slabbed
$65.00

MARCUS ALLEN autographed signed Chiefs red STAT Jersey JSA Holo
$110.00

Marcus Allen SIGNED Los Angeles Raiders Mini Helmet ITP PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$135.00

MARCUS ALLEN Signed Official NFL Football -JSA Authenticated #J45785
$125.00

oakland raiders MARCUS ALLEN signed PSA DNA 11X14 hologram
$199.95

Marcus Allen Framed 16x20 Photo Signed PSA DNA COA Autographed Oakland Raiders
$299.99

MARCUS ALLEN AUTOGRAPHED HAND SIGNED OAKLAND RAIDERS MINI HELMET *HOF 03 PSA DNA
$129.99

Marcus Allen Signed Autographed White Stat Pro Style Jersey- JSA Authenticated
$136.40

MARCUS ALLEN signed auto'd KANSAS CITY CHIEFS Full Size Helmet w HOF 03--PSA ITP
$299.00

Raiders Super Bowl MVP Marcus Allen Jim Plunkett signed 16x20 Photo PSA DNA
$249.99

Marcus Allen Heisman Signed Autographed Maroon College Style Jersey- JSA Auth
$131.12

Marcus Allen Framed Jersey Signed JSA COA Autographed Oakland Raiders
$599.99

MARCUS ALLEN RAIDERS SIGNED MINI HELMET AUTO PSA DNA Q38609
$149.95

MARCUS ALLEN PLUNKETT BILETNIKOFF SIGNED RAIDERS AUTHENTIC FULL SIZE HELMET PSA
$529.99

Marcus Allen USC Trojans signed 8x10 photo PSA DNA # M46491
$89.99

Marcus Allen SIGNED Sports Illustrated Print Raiders ITP PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$135.00
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