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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2021 Topps Sterling Rafael Devers Game Used Bat Nameplate Card 1/1 SSP Red Sox

Watchers: 35  
# of Bids: 9
Current Bid: $36
Auction Ends: 28-Jun-2024 02:06
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1994 SP Alex Rodriquez Red Die Cut Holoview ROOKIE Card Razor Sharp Corners

Watchers: 34  
# of Bids: 19
Current Bid: $81
Auction Ends: 19-Jun-2024 00:06
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Massive Rookie Card/Autos/Insert Sports Card Lot MLB/NFL/NBA/NHL BGS PSA🔥

Watchers: 29  
# of Bids: 55
Current Bid: $190.5
Auction Ends: 22-Jun-2024 06:06
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HUGE BASEBALL CARD LOT 10,000 CARDS! TONS OF ROOKIES/RC, REFRACTORS, MEM, #'D!

Watchers: 19  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $20.5
Auction Ends: 24-Jun-2024 00:06
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ALEX RODRIGUEZ 1994 SP #15 Foil #1 Draft Pick Rookie Card RC PSA 8 YANKEES. 3240

Watchers: 6  
# of Bids: 4
Current Bid: $12.55
Auction Ends: 24-Jun-2024 01:06
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1994 Upper Deck SP - Holoview FX #33 Alex Rodriguez Rookie Card NM-MT Mariners

Watchers: 6  
# of Bids: 4
Current Bid: $4.36
Auction Ends: 22-Jun-2024 23:06
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Lot Of Autos PSA / Relics / RC Baseball Cards Bowman Topps Color Numbered Chrome

Watchers: 5  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $49.99
Auction Ends: 20-Jun-2024 04:06
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1994 Flair Baseball card #340 Alex Rodriguez ROOKIE High Grade Seattle Mariners

Watchers: 3  
# of Bids: 1
Current Bid: $0.99
Auction Ends: 22-Jun-2024 23:06
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1994 Flair #340 Alex Rodriguez Rookie Card

Watchers: 3  
# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $4.25
Auction Ends: 19-Jun-2024 23:06
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1994 SP HOLOVIEWS ALEX RODRIGUEZ ROOKIE CARD INSERT RC MARINERS BGS 8.5

Watchers: 2  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $0.99
Auction Ends: 25-Jun-2024 01:06
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1994 SP ALEX RODRIGUEZ ROOKIE CARD FOIL #15 MARINERS RC PSA 8 NEAR MINT

Watchers: 2  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $0.99
Auction Ends: 25-Jun-2024 01:06
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1994 SP ALEX RODRIGUEZ ROOKIE CARD FOIL #15 DIE CUT MARINERS RC PSA 6 EX MINT

Watchers: 2  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $0.99
Auction Ends: 25-Jun-2024 01:06
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2023 Topps Numbered Color Parallel 17 Card Lot /75 /299 /399 /499/999

Watchers: 2  
# of Bids: 1
Current Bid: $1
Auction Ends: 23-Jun-2024 17:06
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alex rodriguez rookie card PSA 8

Watchers: 1  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $20
Auction Ends: 21-Jun-2024 01:06
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1994 Flair & Action Packed Alex Rodriguez Rookie Cards - RC - PSA 8.5 & 9 !!!

Watchers: 1  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $39
Auction Ends: 22-Jun-2024 02:06
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Lot of 5: 1994 Upper Deck Star Rookies Alex Rodriguez Cards

Watchers: 1  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $49.99
Auction Ends: 21-Jun-2024 00:06
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MLB Rookie Card Lot Of 10

Watchers: 1  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $0.99
Auction Ends: 19-Jun-2024 14:06
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1994 Upper Deck Electric Diamond #24 Alex Rodriguez Rookie Card (RC) - NICE!

Watchers: 1  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $2.75
Auction Ends: 21-Jun-2024 00:06
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huge Texas Rangers baseball card collection Nolan Ryan Alex Ivan Rodriguez Hamel

Watchers: 1  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $3.99
Auction Ends: 24-Jun-2024 01:06
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1994 Upper Deck Alex Rodriguez RC Star Rookies BGS 8.5 NM-MT+ Rookie Card

Watchers: 1  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $7.99
Auction Ends: 24-Jun-2024 00:06
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1 Box - 1994 Flair Series 2 (24 packs) AROD Rookie Card + Insert Card

Watchers: 1  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $90
Auction Ends: 20-Jun-2024 14:06
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1994 SP Foil Alex Rodriguez #15 PSA 9 Mint RC Rookie Card - Just Graded!

Watchers: 1  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $649
Auction Ends: 18-Jun-2024 16:06
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HUGE GIANNIS JORDAN DONCIC HERBERT ALLEN ROOKIE AUTO PATCH PRIZM INSERT CARD LOT

Watchers: 1  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $64.99
Auction Ends: 20-Jun-2024 00:06
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HUGE!! 58 graded card lot rookies auto vintage numbered hof stars psa sgc bgs 🔥

Watchers: 1  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $3000
Auction Ends: 19-Jun-2024 23:06
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Huge lot of 1194 Seattle Mariners cards including inserts, rookies & stars

Watchers: 1  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $80
Auction Ends: 19-Jun-2024 14:06
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