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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1994 Upper Deck SP #15 Alex Rodriguez RC SGC 96 Mint Rookie Super Tough Card

Watchers: 24  
# of Bids: 12
Current Bid: $41
Auction Ends: 22-Jun-2021 02:06
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1994 SP Holoviews #33 Alex Rodriguez BGS 9 Mint Tough Rookie Year Card

Watchers: 15  
# of Bids: 9
Current Bid: $13.5
Auction Ends: 22-Jun-2021 02:06
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Alex Rodriguez Rookie Card - 1994 - Upper Deck SP Premier Prospects Foil

Watchers: 10  
# of Bids: 5
Current Bid: $10.5
Auction Ends: 27-Jun-2021 18:06
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1994 SP Foil Alex Rodriguez ROOKIE DIE CUT RC CARD #15 ! SEE PICS FOR CONDITION

Watchers: 9  
# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $10.5
Auction Ends: 24-Jun-2021 01:06
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1994 UPPER DECK SP ALEX RODRIGUEZ ROOKIE CARD Graded Pro Gem Mint !0

Watchers: 9  
# of Bids: 6
Current Bid: $10.5
Auction Ends: 30-Jun-2021 03:06
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1994 SP Foil (3) Alex Rodriguez ROOKIE RC LOT CARD #15 ! WINNER GETS ALL 3 !

Watchers: 7  
# of Bids: 5
Current Bid: $34
Auction Ends: 24-Jun-2021 01:06
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ALEX RODRIGUEZ 1994 SP Foil ROOKIE #15 DIE CUT RC Baseball Card VG-VGEX

Watchers: 7  
# of Bids: 11
Current Bid: $28.5
Auction Ends: 22-Jun-2021 01:06
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1994 SP Alex Rodriguez Foil RC Premiere Prospects Rookie Card #15 ships in a BOX

Watchers: 7  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $19.99
Auction Ends: 22-Jun-2021 07:06
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1994 flair alex rodriguez psa 9 rookie card RC

Watchers: 6  
# of Bids: 4
Current Bid: $5.5
Auction Ends: 22-Jun-2021 07:06
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Huge 1994 Upper deck Baseball Alex Rodriguez Star Rookie Card Lot Of 20 #24

Watchers: 5  
# of Bids: 6
Current Bid: $38
Auction Ends: 24-Jun-2021 00:06
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1994 UPPER DECK SP ROOKIE Card ALEX RODRIGUEZ RC SGC 8 Resub?

Watchers: 4  
# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $1.5
Auction Ends: 24-Jun-2021 21:06
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1994 Upper Deck SP Foil Alex Rodriguez Seattle Mariners #15 Baseball Card

Watchers: 3  
# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $10.5
Auction Ends: 27-Jun-2021 23:06
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1994 Fleer Update Factory Sealed Baseball Hobby Box Set 210 Card AROD RC

Watchers: 3  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $10
Auction Ends: 27-Jun-2021 18:06
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(2) 1993 Classic Four Sport Collection Alex Rodriguez Draft Star Rookie Card #1

Watchers: 3  
# of Bids: 4
Current Bid: $0.64
Auction Ends: 24-Jun-2021 04:06
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1994 Upper Deck SP Alex Rodriguez Seattle Mariners #15 Baseball Card

Watchers: 3  
# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $1
Auction Ends: 23-Jun-2021 02:06
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1994 Upper Deck SP Alex Rodriguez #15 SGC 7 PSA 8 FOIL Rookie Card RC Arod

Watchers: 2  
# of Bids: 1
Current Bid: $9.99
Auction Ends: 28-Jun-2021 03:06
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Alex Rodriguez RC 1994 SP + 100 Card Lot Seattle Mariners Texas Rangers Yankees

Watchers: 2  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $19.99
Auction Ends: 27-Jun-2021 23:06
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1993 Classic Four Sport Alex Rodriguez Rookie Card RC #260 Mariners NM/Mt+

Watchers: 2  
# of Bids: 1
Current Bid: $0.99
Auction Ends: 27-Jun-2021 00:06
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LeBron James Holo Cover 2003 Upper Deck Magazine & 9 Card Sheet. Unread

Watchers: 2  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $40
Auction Ends: 28-Jun-2021 16:06
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1994 Upper Deck SP Complete Set with Alex Rodriguez Rookie Card RC in Binder

Watchers: 1  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $49.99
Auction Ends: 24-Jun-2021 17:06
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