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.

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

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2011 Topps Update Baseball PSA 10 GEM MINT Mike Trout Rookie Card

Watchers: 78  
# of Bids: 16
Current Bid: $1083
Auction Ends: 04-Mar-2024 22:03
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2011 Topps Update Mike Trout Rookie Card RC #US175 Los Angeles Angels

Watchers: 40  
# of Bids: 22
Current Bid: $113.5
Auction Ends: 07-Mar-2024 03:03
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2023 Topps Chrome Corbin Carroll X-Fractor Refractor Rookie Card RC #95 PSA 10!

Watchers: 28  
# of Bids: 19
Current Bid: $49
Auction Ends: 05-Mar-2024 03:03
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HUGE LOT OF 50 PSA GRADED CARDS OHTANI TROUT KOBE LEBRON CURRY JOKIC #'D RELIC

Watchers: 27  
# of Bids: 10
Current Bid: $695
Auction Ends: 09-Mar-2024 21:03
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2012 Topps Mike Trout Auto Jersey Card 22/75

Watchers: 23  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $300
Auction Ends: 04-Mar-2024 20:03
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2011 Bowman Draft Chrome Mike Trout Rookie Card RC #101 EDGE CORNER SURFACE DMG

Watchers: 21  
# of Bids: 6
Current Bid: $29.92
Auction Ends: 07-Mar-2024 03:03
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2011 Topps Update Mike Trout Rookie PSA 9 Mint RC #US175 Angels Card

Watchers: 18  
# of Bids: 20
Current Bid: $425
Auction Ends: 06-Mar-2024 20:03
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Mike Trout 2011 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects #101 RC Rookie Card Angels

Watchers: 16  
# of Bids: 9
Current Bid: $51
Auction Ends: 09-Mar-2024 03:03
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HUGE SPORTS CARD LOT TROUT PSA 10 GRIFFEY AUTO LEBRON ROOKIE OHTANI MAHOMES

Watchers: 15  
# of Bids: 13
Current Bid: $66
Auction Ends: 10-Mar-2024 06:03
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HUGE Baseball Card lot, autos,  rookie auto, #’d, relic, PSA 10, read

Watchers: 15  
# of Bids: 12
Current Bid: $46
Auction Ends: 05-Mar-2024 03:03
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2011 Bowman Sterling Mike Trout RC Card 22

Watchers: 13  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $300
Auction Ends: 04-Mar-2024 20:03
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2024 TOPPS 1989 35TH ANNIVERSARY 75-CARD NEAR SET INSERT LOT LOADED NEW! HOT!

Watchers: 13  
# of Bids: 5
Current Bid: $17.5
Auction Ends: 06-Mar-2024 02:03
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2024 TOPPS SERIES 1 HOME RUN CHALLENGE 9-CARD INSERT LOT NEW! HOT!

Watchers: 12  
# of Bids: 5
Current Bid: $5.5
Auction Ends: 06-Mar-2024 01:03
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2023 Cardsmiths Bob Ross Card BLUE RIVER GEMSTONE REFRACTOR AMETHYST /49 WOW!!!

Watchers: 11  
# of Bids: 5
Current Bid: $13.33
Auction Ends: 06-Mar-2024 02:03
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2011 Bowman Chrome Draft Mike Trout RC Card 101

Watchers: 10  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $100
Auction Ends: 04-Mar-2024 20:03
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2011 Bowman Draft Mike Trout RC Card 101

Watchers: 10  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $60
Auction Ends: 04-Mar-2024 20:03
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2019 Panini Prizm Mike Trout on card auto no COA, signed

Watchers: 10  
# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $1.25
Auction Ends: 05-Mar-2024 15:03
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Huge 2024 Topps Series 1 Baseball 1000+ Card Lot Rookie RC Stars Mojo Inserts #3

Watchers: 10  
# of Bids: 10
Current Bid: $31
Auction Ends: 07-Mar-2024 03:03
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(50) LOT Mixed MLB Baseball Cards Auto Jersey SP Rookie Prospects #ed Refractor

Watchers: 9  
# of Bids: 4
Current Bid: $8.5
Auction Ends: 05-Mar-2024 10:03
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MIKE TROUT - 2010 Bowman Platinum Prospects Rookie Card #PP5 RC Rookie Angels

Watchers: 9  
# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $10.51
Auction Ends: 06-Mar-2024 02:03
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2023 Cardsmiths Bob Ross Card MOUNTAIN RETREAT GEMSTONE REFRACTOR AMETHYST /49 !

Watchers: 9  
# of Bids: 5
Current Bid: $11.5
Auction Ends: 06-Mar-2024 02:03
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219 Card Lot NFL NBA MLB Football Baseball Basketball Binder Rookie Auto RC PSA

Watchers: 8  
# of Bids: 1
Current Bid: $0.99
Auction Ends: 10-Mar-2024 02:03
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2024 Topps Series 1 Set Builder Lot 400+ Cards, Inserts, Foils, RC OHTANI, ACUNA

Watchers: 8  
# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $10.5
Auction Ends: 08-Mar-2024 03:03
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2012 Panini Prizm MIKE TROUT Rookie Relevance Card #RR1 Los Angeles Baseball

Watchers: 8  
# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $1.04
Auction Ends: 06-Mar-2024 03:03
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2024 TOPPS SERIES 1 SUPERSTAR BLUEPRINT 18-CARD NEAR SET INSERT LOT NEW! HOT!

Watchers: 8  
# of Bids: 4
Current Bid: $1.36
Auction Ends: 06-Mar-2024 02:03
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