Alex Rodriguez rookie cards have been on quite the roller coaster ride over the last 25 years or so — just like the man himself.

As A-Rod built his reputation and game with the Seattle Mariners during the 1990s, his cards rose right along with his fortunes in the game.

And, even as he gained a reputation for being somewhat self-centered and aloof after signing a monster contract with the Texas Rangers in January 2001, Rodriguez continued to build on his status as one of the greatest players in the sport.

Heck, many observers figured it might end up being an all-out footrace for the title of “Greatest Ever” between A-Rod and former Mariners teammate Ken Griffey, Jr.

A trade to the New York Yankees in February 2004 did little to dim Rodriguez’s star and definitely amplified his already megawatt profile in the game and beyond. For the next half decade or so, A-Rod continued to perform like the GOAT and added American League MVP awards with the Bombers in both 2005 and 2007, his second and third such hardware (the first came with Texas in 2003).

All during that stretch, his cards were among the hottest in the hobby — big surprise, right?

Even with diminished playing time due to hip (and other) ailments as the 2000s waned, A-Rod helped the Yankees to the 2009 World Series title, their first in a nearly a decade.

Of course, steroid problems in the 2010s, coupled with related suspensions and continued health issues, dimmed A-Rod’s star, with many deciding he wasn’t really worthy of the Hall of Famer, after all.

That notion will get put the test in 2022 when A-Rod joins fellow PED taintees Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens on the Cooperstown ballot for the first time.

Will A-Rod make the cut?

Only time will tell, but one thing’s for sure — A-Rod cardboard still draws plenty of hobby attention, as evidenced by this list of the most-watched Alex Rodriguez rookie cards on eBay. It’s a fun list to watch, and updated every few minutes … so check back often!

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2001 Sp Authentic Chirography- ALEX RODRIGUEZ On Card AUTO! PSA 9. Mint!

Watchers: 40  
# of Bids: 12
Current Bid: $43
Auction Ends: 08-Mar-2021 03:03
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1994 Upper Deck SP Foil MLB Baseball Hobby Box FACTORY SEALED Alex Rodriguez RC

Watchers: 32  
# of Bids: 12
Current Bid: $1067
Auction Ends: 09-Mar-2021 02:03
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1994 SP Foil Alex Rodriguez PSA 9 Mint

Watchers: 30  
# of Bids: 9
Current Bid: $930
Auction Ends: 07-Mar-2021 18:03
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1994 SP Foil #15 Alex Rodriguez PSA 9 Low Pop No Reserve

Watchers: 30  
# of Bids: 10
Current Bid: $1025
Auction Ends: 09-Mar-2021 00:03
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1994 Flair Alex Rodriguez ROOKIE RC #340 PSA 10 GEM MINT

Watchers: 30  
# of Bids: 17
Current Bid: $84
Auction Ends: 08-Mar-2021 01:03
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1994 Leaf Limited Rookie Phenoms Alex Rodriguez RC /5000 PSA 8 NM-MT

Watchers: 28  
# of Bids: 12
Current Bid: $149.5
Auction Ends: 08-Mar-2021 02:03
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1994 Flair #340 ALEX RODRIGUEZ Rookie Card RC Mariners Graded GEM MINT PSA 10

Watchers: 27  
# of Bids: 18
Current Bid: $152.5
Auction Ends: 08-Mar-2021 01:03
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1994 Fleer Update Alex Rodriguez Psa 10 Rookie🔥no Reserve

Watchers: 24  
# of Bids: 12
Current Bid: $13
Auction Ends: 09-Mar-2021 02:03
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1994 SP Foil #15 Alex Rodriguez Seattle Mariners RC Rookie PSA 9 " HIGH END "

Watchers: 24  
# of Bids: 31
Current Bid: $830
Auction Ends: 10-Mar-2021 04:03
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1994 Alex Rodriguez PSA 8 Upper Deck SP Foil Rookie Rc #15 *NICE* Invest NOW

Watchers: 23  
# of Bids: 19
Current Bid: $81.69
Auction Ends: 07-Mar-2021 05:03
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1994 SP Alex Rodriguez Rookie RC Foil Graded BGS 9.5 Gem Mint Low Pop. Mariners

Watchers: 23  
# of Bids: 20
Current Bid: $1275.59
Auction Ends: 08-Mar-2021 01:03
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1994 Upper Deck Sp Authentic ALEX RODRIGUEZ RC #15 Seattle Mariners PSA 8 NM-MT

Watchers: 21  
# of Bids: 12
Current Bid: $28
Auction Ends: 07-Mar-2021 03:03
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1994 SP Foil #15 Alex Rodriguez RC Rookie Signed AUTO Mariners BGS BAS

Watchers: 21  
# of Bids: 14
Current Bid: $90
Auction Ends: 12-Mar-2021 03:03
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1994 Flair Alex Rodriguez PSA 10 Gem Mint

Watchers: 20  
# of Bids: 5
Current Bid: $94
Auction Ends: 07-Mar-2021 18:03
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1994 Classic Autographs Alex Rodriguez PSA 9 Auto

Watchers: 20  
# of Bids: 8
Current Bid: $76
Auction Ends: 07-Mar-2021 03:03
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1994 Flair Wave Of The Future Alex Rodriguez RC PSA 10 gem mt Mariners

Watchers: 19  
# of Bids: 9
Current Bid: $130.5
Auction Ends: 07-Mar-2021 19:03
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1994 Flair Series 2 Baseball Hobby Box Factory Sealed ~ Alex Rodriguez Rookie

Watchers: 18  
# of Bids: 8
Current Bid: $122.5
Auction Ends: 09-Mar-2021 15:03
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1994 Upper Deck SP Premier Prospects - Alex Rodriguez - Rookie - Card# 15

Watchers: 17  
# of Bids: 4
Current Bid: $4.25
Auction Ends: 08-Mar-2021 01:03
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SUPER RARE! 1994 SP Foil Die Cut #15 Alex Rodriguez - PSA 9! Population only 63!

Watchers: 16  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $4999
Auction Ends: 10-Mar-2021 01:03
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1994 SP ALEX RODRIGUEZ FOIL ROOKIE #15 PSA 8.5 NM-MT+ MARINERS YANKEES

Watchers: 16  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $46
Auction Ends: 08-Mar-2021 00:03
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1994 Upper Deck Alex Rodriguez Bgs 9.5 Rookie Card #24🔥

Watchers: 15  
# of Bids: 5
Current Bid: $23
Auction Ends: 07-Mar-2021 04:03
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(4) 1994 Flair Alex Rodriguez Rookie RC #340 PSA 9 MINT Lot of 4 w/8

Watchers: 15  
# of Bids: 13
Current Bid: $22.5
Auction Ends: 08-Mar-2021 02:03
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1994 SP Foil #15 Alex Rodriguez Seattle Mariners RC Rookie PSA 9 " HIGH END "

Watchers: 15  
# of Bids: 13
Current Bid: $810
Auction Ends: 11-Mar-2021 04:03
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1994 SP Foil Die Cut Rookie RC Alex Rodriguez Mariners *see Pics

Watchers: 14  
# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $52
Auction Ends: 08-Mar-2021 03:03
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1994 Upper Deck SP Premier Prospects - Alex Rodriguez - Rookie - Card# 15

Watchers: 14  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $5.5
Auction Ends: 08-Mar-2021 01:03
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