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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3 Kansas City Chiefs Marcus Allen Football Cards
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MARCUS ALLEN 2011 TOPPS SUPER BOWL XVIII LEGENDS PLAYER STAMP SP 100
$19.99
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1998 SPx Gold #23 Marcus Allen
$5.00
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1997 TOPPS CHROME #92 MARCUS ALLEN CHIEFS HOF BCCG MINT 10 Graded
$5.99
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Marcus Allen Gridiron Greats Jersey Card 61 99
$7.99
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1986 Topps football sticker Marcus Allen
$5.00
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1983 Topps Marcus Allen #294 PSA 6 EX-MT! ROOKIE CARD (RC) L.A. Raiders HOF
$10.00
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1990 Pro Set #18 Marcus Allen OGS Graded Mint 10.0 #14843-11
$5.95
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MARCUS ALLEN 1998 TOPPS CHROME MEASURES OF GREATNESS REFRACTOR #MG2 FREE S H
$7.95
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1984 Topps #7 AFC Championship Marcus Allen Raiders PSA 9 Graded Football Card
$14.96
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Marcus Allen Raiders 1984 Topps Card #98 (24) Card Lot
$120.00
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2008 Press Pass Legends Saturday Swatches #SS-MA Marcus Allen
$8.99
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2009 Playoff National Treasures College Material #14 Marcus Allen 99
$24.99
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2009 Playoff National Treasures Combo Material #2 Marcus Allen Reggie Bush
$19.99
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MARCUS ALLEN CHIEFS 2000 FLEER GREATS OF THE GAME JERSEY FOOTBALL CARD
$8.99
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1983 Topps Football Marcus Allen Card # 294
$15.00
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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.

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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.

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Marcus Allen Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Signed Marcus Allen Riddell Mini Helmet Raiders PSA DNA X06087
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Marcus Allen Signed Autographed 16x20 Photo Oakland Raiders "HOF '03" PSA
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MARCUS ALLEN AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED USC 16X20 PHOTO HEISMAN 81 PSA DNA
$69.00
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MARCUS ALLEN SIGNED USC TROJANS PROLINE AUTHENTIC FULLSIZE HELMET 81 HEISMAN PSA
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MARCUS ALLEN MIKE GARRETT CHIEFS SIGNED 1998 SLU STARTING LINEUP PSA DNA V49470
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CHIEFS MARCUS ALLEN SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #G39291
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CHIEFS MARCUS ALLEN SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #G39294
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Marcus Allen SIGNED Los Angeles Raiders Mini Helmet ITP PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$135.00
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MARCUS ALLEN SIGNED LOS ANGELES RAIDERS JERSEY CUSTOM FRAMED TO 25X35 JSA COA
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MARCUS ALLEN Signed Official NFL Football -JSA Authenticated #J45785
$150.00
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oakland raiders MARCUS ALLEN signed PSA DNA 11X14 hologram
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Marcus Allen Framed 16x20 Photo Signed PSA DNA COA Autographed Oakland Raiders
$299.99
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MARCUS ALLEN signed auto'd KANSAS CITY CHIEFS Full Size Helmet w HOF 03--PSA ITP
$299.00
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Marcus Allen Signed Autographed Framed Oakland Raiders Jersey PSA DNA
$299.00
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Raiders Super Bowl MVP Marcus Allen Jim Plunkett signed 16x20 Photo PSA DNA
$249.99
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MARCUS ALLEN SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED USC TROJANS #33 JERSEY JSA + HOLO
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