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!

Also: Check out the rest of our series listing the Hottest Baseball Cards on eBay.

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2022 Topps Chrome Update Bobby Witt Jr RC Rookie Card X-Fractor SSP /99 PSA 10

Watchers: 84  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $112.5
Auction Ends: 06-Mar-2024 04:03
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2017 Topps Aaron Judge #287 Rookie Card RC Catching BLACK SSP /66 PSA 10 Yankees

Watchers: 81  
# of Bids: 33
Current Bid: $1033
Auction Ends: 05-Mar-2024 03:03
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2022 Topps Archives Ichiro Suzuki TRUE #1/1 SSP On Card Auto Chasing 3000 1 Of 1

Watchers: 41  
# of Bids: 25
Current Bid: $305
Auction Ends: 01-Mar-2024 04:03
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Large Vintage Baseball Card Collection Lot HOF Stars Aaron Shohei Ohtani RCs

Watchers: 25  
# of Bids: 8
Current Bid: $56
Auction Ends: 05-Mar-2024 05:03
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1959 Topps Duke Snider #468 Auto Authentic PSA 10 Vintage Baseball Card Dodgers

Watchers: 24  
# of Bids: 4
Current Bid: $47
Auction Ends: 04-Mar-2024 04:03
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1959 Topps Al Kaline #463 Authentic SGC A Auto Vintage Baseball Card Tigers RARE

Watchers: 19  
# of Bids: 5
Current Bid: $55
Auction Ends: 04-Mar-2024 03:03
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1994 Flair - ALEX RODRIGUEZ - Rookie Card #340 - Fleer / Flair RC

Watchers: 8  
# of Bids: 4
Current Bid: $3
Auction Ends: 04-Mar-2024 03:03
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Huge lot of 137 Junk Wax Rookie Cards 1987 1988 1989 1990 Topps Donruss Fleer RC

Watchers: 7  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $52
Auction Ends: 01-Mar-2024 03:03
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1987 Topps Baseball Factory Sealed Complete Set 792 Cards (New - SEALED)

Watchers: 5  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $15
Auction Ends: 04-Mar-2024 03:03
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1994 SP ALEX RODRIGUEZ FOIL ROOKIE CARD #15 PSA 8 NM-MT

Watchers: 4  
# of Bids: 4
Current Bid: $14
Auction Ends: 05-Mar-2024 20:03
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1994 Upper Deck Alex Rodriguez Rookie Card RC #24 PSA 8 (69) Mariners

Watchers: 3  
# of Bids: 1
Current Bid: $0.99
Auction Ends: 04-Mar-2024 02:03
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Baseball MYSTERY Packs (Lot of 15 Cards) 2017-2023 Autograph/Rookie Cards MLB {}

Watchers: 3  
# of Bids: 1
Current Bid: $7.77
Auction Ends: 01-Mar-2024 06:03
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2006 Topps Baseball Cherry Picked Cards Verlander Rookie - Mantle Pujols Cabrera

Watchers: 3  
# of Bids: 1
Current Bid: $16.99
Auction Ends: 29-Feb-2024 22:02
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ALEX RODRIGUEZ 1994 FLEER FLAIR ROOKIE CARD #340 PSA 9 MINT SP RC MARINERS

Watchers: 3  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $12.5
Auction Ends: 02-Mar-2024 19:03
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ALEX RODRIGUEZ 1994 UPPER DECK SP ROOKIE CARD # 15

Watchers: 2  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $9.9
Auction Ends: 06-Mar-2024 21:03
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8000+ Card Vintage Baseball Bulk Lot LOADED, ONLY HOFers Inserts RCs Estate Find

Watchers: 2  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $899.99
Auction Ends: 06-Mar-2024 03:03
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ALEX RODRIGUEZ 1994 SP #15 ROOKIE CARD FOIL MARINERS RC

Watchers: 2  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $9.99
Auction Ends: 10-Mar-2024 00:03
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ROGER MARIS Kansas City Athletics Pre-Rookie Team DEBUT 1959 Jumbo Cartoon Card

Watchers: 2  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $44.95
Auction Ends: 05-Mar-2024 01:03
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ALEX RODRIGUEZ 1994 ROOKIE CARD Upper Deck CC Future Foundation Baseball AROD RC

Watchers: 2  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $0.99
Auction Ends: 02-Mar-2024 00:03
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Alex Rodriguez ROOKIE CARD 1994 Upper Deck AROD STAR RC Baseball Seattle Mariner

Watchers: 2  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $0.99
Auction Ends: 01-Mar-2024 20:03
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1990’s Alex Rodriguez Baseball Card Lot (52) Star Rookies Inserts #’d Die Cut

Watchers: 2  
# of Bids: 1
Current Bid: $0.99
Auction Ends: 06-Mar-2024 02:03
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1994 Upper Deck Alex Rodriguez Classic Alumni Rookie Card RC #298 PSA 10

Watchers: 2  
# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $1.51
Auction Ends: 04-Mar-2024 02:03
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Alex Rodriguez Rookie Card RC 1994 Upper Deck Classic Alumni 1993 #298 MINT!

Watchers: 1  
# of Bids: 1
Current Bid: $0.01
Auction Ends: 02-Mar-2024 01:03
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