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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MIKE TROUT 2011 TOPPS UPDATE #175 RC ROOKIE CARD ANGELS SP PSA 10 GEM MINT

Watchers: 137  
# of Bids: 55
Current Bid: $2950
Auction Ends: 20-Sep-2021 03:09
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2011 Topps Update Gold #US175 Mike Trout Rookie Card RC (60/2011)

Watchers: 96  
# of Bids: 27
Current Bid: $217.5
Auction Ends: 25-Sep-2021 00:09
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2011 Topps Update MIKE TROUT Rookie #US175 Baseball Card PSA 10 Gem Mint

Watchers: 75  
# of Bids: 1
Current Bid: $2950
Auction Ends: 20-Sep-2021 02:09
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2011 Bowman Draft Baseball #101 Mike Trout rookie card Angels NM-M condition

Watchers: 75  
# of Bids: 28
Current Bid: $66
Auction Ends: 20-Sep-2021 06:09
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2011 Bowman Chrome Mike Trout Rookie Card PSA 10 #175.

Watchers: 66  
# of Bids: 19
Current Bid: $2170
Auction Ends: 23-Sep-2021 03:09
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2011 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractor #175 Mike Trout Rookie Card RC (94/150)

Watchers: 57  
# of Bids: 56
Current Bid: $1075
Auction Ends: 25-Sep-2021 00:09
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2011 Bowman's Best RC Angels MIKE TROUT Rookie Card PSA 10 GEM

Watchers: 40  
# of Bids: 38
Current Bid: $463
Auction Ends: 19-Sep-2021 17:09
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MIKE TROUT 2013 TOPPS UPDATE "BATTING" EMERALD CARD - PSA 10 - GEM MINT!

Watchers: 40  
# of Bids: 19
Current Bid: $55
Auction Ends: 26-Sep-2021 15:09
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2011 MIKE TROUT BOWMAN CHROME ROOKIE CARD #175 GRADED BGS 9.5 GEM MINT 10 Sub

Watchers: 38  
# of Bids: 8
Current Bid: $635
Auction Ends: 24-Sep-2021 15:09
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Sports Card Lot 200 Rare Rookie Auto Patch Burrow HGA Graded 9 # Herbert Ohtani!

Watchers: 30  
# of Bids: 31
Current Bid: $125
Auction Ends: 19-Sep-2021 19:09
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2011 Topps Update Mike Trout Rookie Card #US175 SGC Gem Mint 10 RC

Watchers: 30  
# of Bids: 13
Current Bid: $910
Auction Ends: 25-Sep-2021 02:09
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2011 Bowman Blue #101 Mike Trout Rookie Card RC (16/499)

Watchers: 30  
# of Bids: 29
Current Bid: $233.5
Auction Ends: 25-Sep-2021 00:09
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2010 Bowman Platinum Mike Trout Rookie Card #PP5, Angels!!

Watchers: 25  
# of Bids: 8
Current Bid: $90
Auction Ends: 19-Sep-2021 21:09
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2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Mike Trout Rookie Card Los Angeles Angels Mint RC

Watchers: 24  
# of Bids: 14
Current Bid: $18.5
Auction Ends: 20-Sep-2021 01:09
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600 Baseball REFRACTORS ONLY Big Card Lot Rare Stars New Hot Dealer Resale Optic

Watchers: 23  
# of Bids: 31
Current Bid: $202.5
Auction Ends: 22-Sep-2021 02:09
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2017 Aaron Judge Series 1 RC Investor Lot!! Nine (9) PSA graded cards!! Hot! 🥵

Watchers: 23  
# of Bids: 13
Current Bid: $205.5
Auction Ends: 19-Sep-2021 16:09
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2013 Topps Manufactured Rookie Card Patch Mike Trout RC Rookie

Watchers: 22  
# of Bids: 12
Current Bid: $5.04
Auction Ends: 20-Sep-2021 03:09
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2011 Topps Update AUTHENTIC #US175 Mike Trout RC Rookie Card Goat RC Angels HOF

Watchers: 17  
# of Bids: 1
Current Bid: $799.99
Auction Ends: 20-Sep-2021 01:09
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2010 Cedar Rapids Kernels Mike Trout Rising Rookie Card RC GRADED PSA 10 GEM MT

Watchers: 16  
# of Bids: 25
Current Bid: $52
Auction Ends: 20-Sep-2021 01:09
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2011 Mike Trout Diamond Anniversary Rookie RC US175 SP Beautiful Card!

Watchers: 15  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $3999
Auction Ends: 21-Sep-2021 22:09
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2021 Topps Fire Lot Of Over 110 Cards. Rookies, Auto, Flame, Numbered, Inserts

Watchers: 15  
# of Bids: 5
Current Bid: $26.99
Auction Ends: 20-Sep-2021 14:09
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