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

Marcus Allen 2007 Press Pass Legends Legacy AUTO AUTOGRAPH #LL-MA 55 USC RAIDER
$39.99

1997 Bowman's Best Mirror Image Emmitt Smith Ed George Marcus Allen D Levens
$12.99

1983 Topps Marcus Allen #294 PSA 6 EX-MT! ROOKIE CARD (RC) L.A. Raiders HOF
$13.00

1996 Select Certified Edition Artist's Proof #57 Marcus Allen Football Card 1j2
$5.20

2016 Donruss Elite Purple Prism Marcus Allen. 03 25. Raiders!!
$6.19

1983 TOPPS PSA 7 MARCUS ALLEN 1989 SCORE 86 PSA 9 TIM BROWN WITH JERSEY CARD
$34.99

1994 Playoff Prototype Marcus Allen NFL Kansas City Chiefs Raiders USC Trojans
$5.99

(4) Raiders 2015 Topps Buyback Lot BLUE RARE 1977 1979 1987 HOF Marcus Allen
$12.99

2006 LEAF LIMITED MARCUS ALLEN LAMONT JORDAN PANTS JERSEY 076 100!!
$8.00

1984 Topps Football #98 MARCUS ALLEN 2ND YEAR LOT 3 TOTAL.........NM-MT
$5.00

2007 Leaf Quad Jersey Tim Brown Marcus Allen Biletnikoff Blanda Game Worn
$50.00

2011 Elite Throwback Threads JIM PLUNKETT & MARCUS ALLEN Patch Book 25
$99.95

1997 Bowmans Best Mirror Image Refractor Emmitt Smith Marcus Allen PSA 10 Cool!
$29.95

1994 Stadium Club MARCUS ALLEN Kansas City Chiefs Members Only Rare Card Lot
$5.00

2001 TOPPS ARCHIVES RESERVE MARCUS ALLEN GAME WORN USED JERSEY REFRACTOR #ARR-MA
$10.00

1996 Collector's Edge Advantage DOUBLE TEST PROOF Marcus Allen - Kordell Stewart
$15.95
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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 Autographed Raiders Football Mini Helmet "SB XVIII MVP" JSA
$149.99

MARCUS ALLEN & OJ SIMPSON SIGNED USC LTD REAL FOOTBALL PANEL FRAMED JSA COA
$141.99

Marcus Allen Signed Autographed Raiders Football Mini Helmet JSA
$69.99

MARCUS ALLEN AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED GOAL LINE ART POSTCARD RAIDERS GEM 10 PSA DNA
$99.00

Marcus Allen Signed Raiders 35x43 Custom Framed Jersey (JSA COA)
$389.95

MARCUS ALLEN AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED OAKLAND RAIDERS FULL SIZE HELMET JSA W HOF 03
$199.00

MARCUS ALLEN SIGNED SUPER BOWL XVIII 18 WILSON NFL FOOTBALL OAKLAND RAIDERS JSA
$299.00

MARCUS ALLEN AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED OFFICIAL NFL WILSON FOOTBALL OAKLAND RAIDERS JSA
$249.00

MARCUS ALLEN SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED USC TROJANS #33 THROWBACK STAT JERSEY JSA
$199.00

MARCUS ALLEN signed auto'd OAKLAND RAIDERS Custom Jersey w SB XVIII MVP - PSA
$209.00

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

MARCUS ALLEN Signed Inscribed "SB 18 MVP" Super Bowl on the 50 Helmet - STEINER
$584.10

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 # Y10113
$159.99
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Rob is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff and co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio.He is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby.

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