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.

ebaysmalllogo Image
1815039681754040 1 Image
MARCUS ALLEN 1983 TOPPS #294 ROOKIE GRADED GEM MINT 10!
$21.99
3810891458504040 1 Image
2011 TOPPS SUPER BOWL LEGENDS DIE CUT #SB21 MARCUS ALLEN RAIDERS SB XVIII
$7.99
3112155376044040 1 Image
1997 Flair Showcase Row 0 Marcus Allen Kansas City Chiefs
$5.49
2008413825704040 1 Image
1983 Marcus Allen Topps RC #294- BGS 9 Mint
$89.99
2717101689724040 1 Image
Walter Payton Ottis Anderson Marcus Allen Barry Sanders RB RC Football Card Lot
$19.99
1214176626774040 1 Image
LOT OF 9 MARCUS ALLEN 1984 TOPPS FOOTBALL CARDS # 98 HOF RAIDERS 2ND YEAR CARDS
$8.00
2615144446904040 1 Image
1990 PRO SET SUPER BOWL MVP'S #18 MARCUS ALLEN HOF PSA 10 F1725789-765
$5.99
3611237455034040 1 Image
Marcus Allen 1984 Topps 2nd Year NFL Football Trading Card # 98 Raiders
$6.00
2314217097594040 1 Image
Marcus Allen Tinactin Schering Plough Card USC football card
$5.89
2314217109704040 1 Image
Marcus Allen LA Raiders Football Cards (2) Sports Card News Allan Kayes #18 #81
$5.89
3611238425624040 1 Image
1983 topps #294 MARCUS ALLEN oakland raiders rookie card BGS BCCG 10
$45.00
1313562220514040 1 Image
1983 topps #294 MARCUS ALLEN oakland raiders rookie card BGS BCCG 8
$12.00
3611238426234040 1 Image
1983 topps #294 MARCUS ALLEN oakland raiders rookie card BGS BCCG 10
$45.00
3810610253934040 1 Image
1983 topps #294 MARCUS ALLEN oakland raiders rookie card BGS BCCG 9
$18.00
3611238426804040 1 Image
1983 topps #294 MARCUS ALLEN oakland raiders rookie card BGS BCCG 10
$45.00
1313562221634040 1 Image
1983 topps #294 MARCUS ALLEN oakland raiders rookie card BGS BCCG 9
$18.00
« Previous1234
 Image

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 260x111 Image

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:

Active Listings for Marcus Allen Signed Footballs

Marcus Allen signed Football 260x152 Image

Marcus Allen Signed Jersey Pricing:

Active Listings for Marcus Allen Signed Jerseys

Marcus Allen signed Jersey 260x260 Image

Marcus Allen Signed Helmet Pricing:

Active Listings for Marcus Allen Signed Helmets

Marcus Allen signed Helmet 260x216 Image

Marcus Allen Signed Photograph Pricing:

Active Listings for Marcus Allen Signed Photographs

Marcus Allen signed Photo 248x300 Image

ebaysmalllogo Image
1114928270414040 1 Image
Steiner Marcus Allen Signed Raiders Replica Helmet w HOF Insc
$509.99
1214674605754040 1 Image
Steiner Marcus Allen Signed NFL Football w HOF Insc
$259.99
3211542522364040 1 Image
HOF Marcus Allen Signed KC Chiefs Mini Helmet PSA COA
$125.00
2012241499984040 1 Image
2012 Leaf Jersey Marcus Allen Autograph Auto Signed Oakland Raiders JSA PSA COA
$125.00
1612867913594040 1 Image
Marcus Allen, Fred Biletnikoff & Jim Plunkett Signed FS Raiders Helmet - JSA COA
$299.00
3804451700454040 1 Image
MARCUS ALLEN OAKLAND RAIDERS,HOF JSA COA SIGNED SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
$185.00
1111320972794040 1 Image
Marcus Allen SIGNED White Stat Jersey - PSA DNA ITP - Oakland Raiders Autograph
$199.99
1211523027704040 1 Image
Marcus Allen SIGNED Black Jersey - PSA DNA Witness - Oakland Raiders Autograph
$199.99
3313915967054040 1 Image
Marcus Allen Oakland Raiders Signed Autographed 8x10 Photo PSA DNA
$78.00
2513904965274040 1 Image
Reggie Bush & Marcus Allen signed USC Trojans mini helmet - PSA DNA - Legends
$179.95
1214968010174040 1 Image
MARCUS ALLEN SIGNED SUPER BOWL XVIII PROGRAM AUTO "SB XVIII MVP" PSA DNA + ALLEN
$199.99
2617061619164040 1 Image
Marcus Allen Signed Autographed Nike Football Cleat Raiders JSA WPP!!
$125.00
3709537859604040 1 Image
MARCUS ALLEN signed Official Wilson Duke NFL Football w 3 INSCRITIONS - PSA ITP
$329.00
1214978079474040 1 Image
MARCUS ALLEN Signed "SB XVIII MVP" Oakland Raiders REPLICA Helmet Autograph PSA
$259.99
1214978080084040 1 Image
MARCUS ALLEN Signed "HOF 03" Oakland Raiders REPLICA Helmet Autograph PSA DNA
$273.99
1214978080304040 1 Image
MARCUS ALLEN Signed "SB XVIII MVP" Framed Oakland Raiders Jersey Autograph PSA
$699.99
« Previous1234
 Image

More Info

For general information and player statistics about Marcus Allen, visit:


 |  E-Mail Author | 
Rob Bertrand is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby. He is one of the site's most accomplished writers, as well as the co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio. You can follow him on Twitter @VOTC.

Leave a Comment: