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 213x300 Image

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 2006 THROWBACK THREADS GAME WORN JERSEY#
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1983 Topps #294 Marcus Allen Rc Rookie Psa 10
$449.99
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1991 Topps Football UNCUT SHEET -DAN MARINO-JOHN ELWAY-MARCUS ALLEN-PHIL SIMMS++
$16.95
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1996 PINNACLE PREMIUM STOCK TROPHY COLLECTION LOT MARSHALL FAULK,MARCUS ALLEN +7
$19.99
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MARCUS ALLEN TOPPS ROOKIE CARD L.A RAIDERS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TROJANS USC
$7.99
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2006 Playoff Absolute Marcus Allen Tools of the Trade 1 5
$11.95
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1984 TOPPS OAKLAND RAIDERS TEAM SET==MARCUS ALLEN==SEE SCAN==
$14.99
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1993 SKYBOX IMPACT #150 MARCUS ALLEN PSA 10 F1531962
$5.99
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Marcus Allen 2007 Press Pass Legends Authentic Auto Signature serial #46 55 Nice
$49.50
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1983 TOPPS FOOTBALL COMPLETE SET (396) MARCUS ALLEN & MIKE SINGLETARY RC NRMT+!
$44.99
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1988 Los Angeles Raiders Police Set Howie Long, Bo Jackson, Marcus Allen
$11.99
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2013 Marcus Allen Topps Supreme #27 (077 112) in BGS 9.5 condition Raiders
$9.99
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2003 Leaf Limited Threads Jersey Numbers Marcus Allen Jersey Card #19 32
$9.99
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1996 Pro Stamps PACK #8 of 12 (Emmit Smith, Jim Harbaugh, Marcus Allen)
$5.99
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1986 MARCUS ALLEN - LOS ANGELES RAIDERS Transparency TV MEDIA SLIDE
$9.99
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(1)-1983 Topps Football Cello Pack 24 Cards+1 Sticker Possible Marcus Allen RC
$11.97
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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 SIGNED JSA CERTED 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
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Marcus Allen signed Rare Heisman Helmet INSC 81 Heisman Psa DNA COA
$89.00
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Marcus Allen Signed Autographed Raiders Stat Jersey JSA WPP!!
$135.00
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Marcus Allen Signed Autographed 16x20 Photo Oakland Raiders "HOF '03" PSA
$99.99
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MARCUS ALLEN,BO JACKSON OAKLAND RAIDERS JSA COA SIGNED FOOTBALL
$450.00
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Marcus Allen, Ted Hendricks NFL Signed Oakland Raiders ProLine Helmet w JSA
$329.99
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Marcus Allen USC Signed Framed 11x14 Photo Display JSA Raiders
$74.99
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MARCUS ALLEN AUTOGRAPHED HAND SIGNED USC TROJANS MINI HELMET ** STATS ** PSA DNA
$169.99
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MARCUS ALLEN & LAWRENCE TAYLOR SIGNED SPORTS ILLUSTRATED 1985 PSA DNA #U51557
$124.99
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MARCUS ALLEN Oakland Raiders HALL OF FAME 2003 Signed Index Card Auto PSA DNA
$69.95
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Marcus Allen Signed Authentic Autographed Framed Check w 8x10 Photo (PSA DNA)
$149.99
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Marcus Allen Ronnie Lott John Robinson Signed 1981 USC Trojans Yearbook PSA DNA
$349.99
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Marcus Allen Jim Plunkett Raiders 3x Super Bowl MVPs Signed 16x20 Photo PSA DNA
$249.99
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Marcus Allen signed Sports Illustrated autographed Raiders PSA J66520 TriStar
$180.00
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MARCUS ALLEN SIGNED KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA PROOF b
$75.00
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MARCUS ALLEN SIGNED KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED IP! PSA DNA PROOF!
$75.00
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