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 Bowman Chrome Mike Trout Rookie RC #101 Baseball Card PSA 10 Gem Mint

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# of Bids: 34
Current Bid: $610
Auction Ends: 20-May-2021 00:05
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MIKE TROUT 2011 TOPPS UPDATE #175 RC ROOKIE CARD LOS ANGELES ANGELS PSA 9 MINT

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# of Bids: 62
Current Bid: $1675
Auction Ends: 19-May-2021 03:05
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2011 Topps Update Mike Trout Rookie Card RC #US175 PSA 10 GEM MINT Angels L380

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# of Bids: 42
Current Bid: $4800
Auction Ends: 25-May-2021 00:05
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2011 Mike Trout Rookie Card Topps Update Walmart Blue Border #US175,  RARE

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# of Bids: 24
Current Bid: $6100
Auction Ends: 23-May-2021 16:05
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MIKE TROUT ROOKIE CARD BGS 9.5 TRUE GEM MINT RC # 101 2011 BOWMAN CHROME DRAFT

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# of Bids: 66
Current Bid: $640
Auction Ends: 21-May-2021 00:05
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2011 Topps Finest Mike Trout #94 Rookie Card (RC) PSA 9 - 50370476

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# of Bids: 39
Current Bid: $360
Auction Ends: 19-May-2021 02:05
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2011 Topps Update Mike Trout Rookie Card RC #US175 PSA 9 MINT Angels L226

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# of Bids: 27
Current Bid: $1275
Auction Ends: 24-May-2021 01:05
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2011 Topps Update #US175 Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels RC Rookie Card PSA 9 Mint

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# of Bids: 21
Current Bid: $810
Auction Ends: 24-May-2021 00:05
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2018 Topps Heritage Shohei Ohtani Rookie PSA 10 RC #600 Gem Mint LA Angles Card

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# of Bids: 35
Current Bid: $152.5
Auction Ends: 19-May-2021 02:05
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SHOHEI OHTANI ROOKIE CARD BGS 10 PRISTINE RC 150 2018 TOPPS CHROME REFRACTOR VAR

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# of Bids: 25
Current Bid: $306
Auction Ends: 21-May-2021 00:05
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2011 Bowman Mike Trout Rookie Card RC #101

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# of Bids: 44
Current Bid: $237.5
Auction Ends: 21-May-2021 01:05
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MIKE TROUT 2013 Topps #27 & Chrome #1 PSA 9 MINT 2 Card LOT - RC Gold Cup

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# of Bids: 16
Current Bid: $61
Auction Ends: 20-May-2021 01:05
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2011 Bowman Chrome Mike Trout Rookie Card #175 GMA GEM MINT 10

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# of Bids: 38
Current Bid: $401
Auction Ends: 23-May-2021 03:05
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Mike Trout Rookie Card - 2011 Topps Update # US175 in Mint Condition

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# of Bids: 13
Current Bid: $1300
Auction Ends: 21-May-2021 11:05
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2011 Bowman Chrome Draft Mike Trout Rookie Refractor Card #101 BGS 9

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# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $535
Auction Ends: 21-May-2021 00:05
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2011 MIKE TROUT TOPPS HERITAGE MINORS #44 ROOKIE!! BECKETT 9.5 EXCELLENT CARD

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# of Bids: 25
Current Bid: $63
Auction Ends: 20-May-2021 18:05
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2011 Bowman Chrome Draft Mike Trout Rookie Card #101 BGS 9

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# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $310
Auction Ends: 21-May-2021 00:05
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MIKE TROUT ROOKIE CARD RC 207 2012 TOPPS HERITAGE LOS ANGELES ANGELS

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# of Bids: 29
Current Bid: $76
Auction Ends: 19-May-2021 00:05
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2011 Topps Finest Mike Trout #94 Rookie Card (RC) PSA 9 - 50370477

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# of Bids: 12
Current Bid: $461.55
Auction Ends: 22-May-2021 02:05
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2011 Bowman Chrome Draft Mike Trout Rookie Card #101 BGS 9.5

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# of Bids: 9
Current Bid: $517
Auction Ends: 21-May-2021 00:05
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2011 TOPPS UPDATE #US175 MIKE TROUT ROOKIE CARD RC, LOS ANGELES ANGELS, 051221

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# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $799.95
Auction Ends: 24-May-2021 02:05
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2012 Topps Heritage #207 Mike Trout Gem Mint PSA 10 Rookie Card RC HOT

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# of Bids: 11
Current Bid: $136
Auction Ends: 25-May-2021 03:05
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2011 Bowman Draft #101 Mike Trout RC Rookie Card GRADE IT!

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# of Bids: 12
Current Bid: $33
Auction Ends: 24-May-2021 00:05
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2011 Bowman Draft RC MIKE TROUT BGS 8!! Rookie Card

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# of Bids: 19
Current Bid: $162.5
Auction Ends: 19-May-2021 04:05
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2012 Panini Prizm Mike Trout #50 Gem Mint PSA 10 Rookie Card RC HOT

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# of Bids: 25
Current Bid: $143.5
Auction Ends: 25-May-2021 02:05
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