Mike Trout rookie cards have been among the hottest hobby items since his Rookie of the Year campaign in 2012.

That tends to happen when you establish yourself as probably the best player in the game at the tender age of 20 and then just keep piling on over the next decade.

With Trout having played in his tenth Major League season during the pandemic-shortened summer of 2020, that means he’s fully qualified for Hall of Fame eligibility down the road. He’s already a first-ballot lock (and has been for awhile), so the only question is … how will he stack up against the greatest of the great when his career if finally fully in the books.

While other players (like Mookie Betts and Bryce Harper) have challenged Trout for one-season supremacy during his run with the Angels, no one (ever) has put together the sustained excellence as the Halos’ centerfielder has over the first decade of his career.

So it’s little wonder that Mike Trout baseball cards jumped to the front of the line and stayed there, almost always appearing on the list of “most expensive” cards sold on eBay and through other venues for any given period of time.

And, thanks to the breadth of the modern card market, there is sure to be a Trout card (or a hundred!) to satisfy just about any collecting taste. Awhile back, for instance, we ran down ten Mike Trout baseball cards that will tickle the older collector’s fancy.

But, as with just about any player, it’s Trout’s rookie cards that have really lit up the hobby over the years, and they continue to draw all sorts of collector interest wherever and whenever they turn up.

To wit, the listings below lay out the most watched Mike Trout rookie cards on eBay, and they’re updated several times a day so you always know what’s trending as the Millville Meteor continues his march towards Cooperstown.

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2011 Topps Update Mike Trout Rookie Card RC #US175 PSA 10 GEM MINT Angels C771

Watchers: 87  
# of Bids: 22
Current Bid: $2524
Auction Ends: 24-May-2022 02:05
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2011 Topps Finest Mike Trout Rookie Card RC #94 Angels C782

Watchers: 67  
# of Bids: 36
Current Bid: $196.5
Auction Ends: 24-May-2022 02:05
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MIKE TROUT PSA 9 MINT ANGELS MVP ROOKIE CARD #US175 1ST RC SP 2011 TOPPS UPDATE

Watchers: 43  
# of Bids: 17
Current Bid: $910.23
Auction Ends: 25-May-2022 03:05
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2011 Topps Update Mike Trout Rookie Card

Watchers: 42  
# of Bids: 10
Current Bid: $425
Auction Ends: 26-May-2022 11:05
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2013 Topps Heritage Mike Trout No Hat PSA 10 Gem Mint All-Star Rookie Card SP! $

Watchers: 40  
# of Bids: 20
Current Bid: $180.5
Auction Ends: 28-May-2022 13:05
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2010 Bowman Platinum Mike Trout Rookie RC autograph on card AUTO REFRACTOR BGS 8

Watchers: 37  
# of Bids: 12
Current Bid: $122.5
Auction Ends: 30-May-2022 01:05
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MIKE TROUT BOWMAN ROOKIE CARD RC LOS ANGELES ANGELS #101 2011 11

Watchers: 31  
# of Bids: 20
Current Bid: $127.5
Auction Ends: 27-May-2022 03:05
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2011 Bowman Draft Mike Trout Rookie Card RC #101 Angels

Watchers: 29  
# of Bids: 14
Current Bid: $157.5
Auction Ends: 26-May-2022 03:05
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2012 Topps Heritage Mike Trout RC #207 PSA 10 GEM MINT First Heritage Card

Watchers: 29  
# of Bids: 5
Current Bid: $152.5
Auction Ends: 28-May-2022 15:05
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2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball MEGA (4) BOX LOT FACTORY SEALED Wander 1024 Cards!

Watchers: 27  
# of Bids: 32
Current Bid: $70
Auction Ends: 25-May-2022 01:05
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2022 TOPPS TRIBUTE MIKE TROUT TRIBUTE TO MVP'S SHADOWBOX ON CARD AUTO #/50 RARE

Watchers: 22  
# of Bids: 10
Current Bid: $345
Auction Ends: 26-May-2022 03:05
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MIKE TROUT BOWMAN PLATINUM ROOKIE CARD RC LOS ANGELES ANGELS #PP5 2011 11

Watchers: 21  
# of Bids: 11
Current Bid: $32
Auction Ends: 27-May-2022 04:05
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HUGE ROOKIE PATCH AUTO MOSAIC OPTIC #d MICHAEL JORDAN SPORTS CARD COLLECTION LOT

Watchers: 21  
# of Bids: 11
Current Bid: $18.5
Auction Ends: 25-May-2022 01:05
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2011 Bowman Draft Mike Trout Rookie Card RC #101 Angels

Watchers: 21  
# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $103.5
Auction Ends: 25-May-2022 20:05
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Lot of 160 MIKE TROUT Baseball Cards - NICE!

Watchers: 20  
# of Bids: 14
Current Bid: $66
Auction Ends: 23-May-2022 18:05
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2011 Topps Update Mike Trout Rookie Card RC #US175 PSA 10 Angels GEM MINT

Watchers: 18  
# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $2222.22
Auction Ends: 02-Jun-2022 02:06
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Ungraded 2011 Topps Mike Trout Rookie card

Watchers: 17  
# of Bids: 4
Current Bid: $107.5
Auction Ends: 30-May-2022 01:05
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2021 TOPPS GOLD LABEL BASEBALL SEALED HOBBY BOX FRAMED AUTOS & 33 CARDS PER BOX

Watchers: 17  
# of Bids: 9
Current Bid: $94.41
Auction Ends: 23-May-2022 21:05
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Panini Donruss Optic 2020-21 NBA Basketball Trading Cards Blaster Box NEW

Watchers: 17  
# of Bids: 10
Current Bid: $36
Auction Ends: 23-May-2022 21:05
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2021 Topps Pro Debut Baseball Gabriel Moreno Lot Of 2 Auto Rookie Cards Jays Rc

Watchers: 16  
# of Bids: 6
Current Bid: $26.01
Auction Ends: 28-May-2022 00:05
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2021 Topps Chrome Mike Trout #27 Blue Refractor 054/150 Baseball Card Angels Ref

Watchers: 16  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $21.56
Auction Ends: 24-May-2022 18:05
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HUGE NATIONAL TREASURES ROOKIE PATCH AUTO KOBE BRYANT PRIZM SSP SPORTS CARD LOT

Watchers: 16  
# of Bids: 15
Current Bid: $58.56
Auction Ends: 24-May-2022 01:05
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