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

1994 Playoff Prototype Set 6 Junior Seau Barry Sanders Marcus Allen Emmitt Smith
$6.99

2013 13 TOPPS FIVESTAR MARCUS ALLEN GOLD AUTO SIGNATURE 25 25 ON CARD AUTO SP
$79.99

1991 Stadium Club # 8 Marcus Allen PSA EX-MT 6......USC.......RAIDERS.....F-7096
$6.90

1984 TOPPS # 98 MARCUS ALLEN PSA NM-7 (NQ) CARD----------------DM
$6.20

2014 Leaf Sports Icons Marcus Allen AUTOGRAPH 4 4 HOF FOOTBALL Raiders Chiefs
$74.50

MARCUS ALLEN 2000 FLEER GREATS OF THE GAME FEEL USED WORN JERSEY (BV=$25) FC8167
$8.99

1993 Upper Deck SP - MARCUS ALLEN - Hand Signed Autograph Card - KC CHIEFS
$24.99

2003 Leaf Limited Double Threads #DT20 Marcus Allen Priest Holmes Jersey 100
$18.75

1983 Marcus Allen Rookie RC Topps # 294 Pack Fresh Raiders HOF SHARP!!
$9.99

31 MARCUS ALLEN FOOTBALL CARDS Includes HIS ROOKIE RP CARD!!
$43.99

2005 05 LEAF LIMITED MARCUS ALLEN AUTO JERSEY MATERIAL MONIKERS 10 25
$55.95

1983 Topps Marcus Allen RC #294 NrMt+ HOFer! + '84 Topps 2nd Year - Oak Raiders
$8.00

1984 Topps Football Marcus Allen #98 - BGS 8 (NM MT)
$7.95

2011 TOPPS PRECISION #92 MARCUS ALLEN OAKLAND RAIDERS HOF 0143
$5.35

Football NFL Marcus Allen Limited Edition Box Grade 10, Kansas City Chiefs,
$50.00

1983 Topps Marcus Allen #294 PSA 6 EX-MT! ROOKIE CARD (RC) L.A. Raiders HOF
$10.00
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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

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

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MARCUS ALLEN Signed Raiders KC Chiefs #2 Football Jersey Number only Psa
$89.00

Marcus Allen signed Oakland Raiders jersey - PSA DNA Authentic -Super Bowl MVP
$239.95

Marcus Allen Raiders Hand Signed Football Jersey Framed Display PSA COA
$525.00

Marcus Allen & Lawrence Taylor Autographed Signed Magazine Cover PSA DNA #S43187
$79.00

MARCUS ALLEN RAIDERS AUTOGRAPH HUGE 16 X 20 PHOTO SIGNED PSA DNA HIDDEN TREASURE
$224.99

Marcus Allen Hand Signed Autographed Custom Framed 16x20 Photograph PSA DNA
$199.99

2013 Pro Bowl Mini Helmet 4x Signed Auto Marcus Allen Dickerson John Lynch JSA
$199.95

MARCUS ALLEN signed auto'd OAKLAND RAIDERS Custom Jersey w SB XVIII MVP - PSA
$239.00

Marcus Allen Raiders signed 16x20 Photo JSA cert # W749824
$129.99

Marcus Allen Raiders signed 16x20 Photo JSA cert # W749823
$149.99

Marcus Allen Raiders signed 16x20 Photo JSA cert # W749822
$149.99

Marcus Allen USC Trojans Signed 16x20 Photo - PSA DNA # 6A43210
$159.99

Marcus Allen Sports Illustrated Cover Signed 16x20 Photo - PSA DNA # Y10112
$159.99

Signed MARCUS ALLEN FRED BILETNIKOFF JIM PLUNKET 16x20 Photo Framed JSA COA
$249.99

Marcus Allen Raiders Signed Mini Helmet Autograph Auto PSA DNA *3856
$79.00

MARCUS ALLEN AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 20X24 PHOTO USC "HEISMAN 81" PSA DNA
$99.00
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