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 #US175 Mike Trout Rookie Card PSA 10 GEM MINT

Watchers: 78  
# of Bids: 27
Current Bid: $760
Auction Ends: 22-Jul-2024 03:07
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Mike Trout 2011 Topps Update PSA 9 MINT ROOKIE CARD #US175 Angels PSA 9 MINT RC

Watchers: 63  
# of Bids: 21
Current Bid: $384
Auction Ends: 22-Jul-2024 01:07
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2011 Bowman Chrome Mike Trout Rookie Card Rookie Card #175 Angels

Watchers: 62  
# of Bids: 26
Current Bid: $300
Auction Ends: 21-Jul-2024 18:07
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HUGE ROOKIE PATCH AUTO PRIZM CASE HIT SELECT RC 400+ SPORTS CARD COLLECTION LOT

Watchers: 52  
# of Bids: 24
Current Bid: $66
Auction Ends: 22-Jul-2024 00:07
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2011 Topps Bowman Chrome Mike Trout Rookie Card Angels #101 Los Angeles Angels

Watchers: 39  
# of Bids: 18
Current Bid: $61
Auction Ends: 21-Jul-2024 18:07
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Mike Trout 2011 Bowman Draft #101 Los Angeles Angels Rookie Card

Watchers: 38  
# of Bids: 18
Current Bid: $48
Auction Ends: 21-Jul-2024 18:07
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2011 Bowman Chrome Mike Trout RC Rookie Card #175 Angels

Watchers: 38  
# of Bids: 17
Current Bid: $62
Auction Ends: 22-Jul-2024 01:07
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Huge 2 Row Sports Card Collection Auto HOF Prizm Jersey Refractor RC LOT

Watchers: 37  
# of Bids: 22
Current Bid: $90
Auction Ends: 22-Jul-2024 01:07
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HUGE ROOKIE PATCH AUTO PRIZM SSP PSA OPTIC RPA SELECT SPORTS CARD COLLECTION LOT

Watchers: 35  
# of Bids: 13
Current Bid: $98
Auction Ends: 26-Jul-2024 17:07
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2011 Topps Update Mike Trout #US175 RC Rookie Card PSA 9

Watchers: 34  
# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $312.77
Auction Ends: 24-Jul-2024 02:07
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2011 Bowman Mike Trout Rookie Card RC #101 Angels

Watchers: 30  
# of Bids: 13
Current Bid: $39
Auction Ends: 21-Jul-2024 23:07
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530 CARD ROOKIE PATCH AUTO PRIZM OPTIC RC AUTOGRAPH SPORTS CARD COLLECTION LOT

Watchers: 30  
# of Bids: 29
Current Bid: $57
Auction Ends: 22-Jul-2024 01:07
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2024 Topps Chrome Baseball 184 Card Lot | ALL Special | Autos, #'s, & MORE! (JE)

Watchers: 29  
# of Bids: 11
Current Bid: $65
Auction Ends: 25-Jul-2024 00:07
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Lot of 300 Autograph / Relic / RC Baseball Cards 2024 Bowman Jersey Color # Auto

Watchers: 29  
# of Bids: 13
Current Bid: $40
Auction Ends: 22-Jul-2024 01:07
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HUGE ROOKIE PATCH AUTO CHRONICLES PRIZM AUTOGRAPH RPA SPORTS CARD COLLECTION LOT

Watchers: 28  
# of Bids: 9
Current Bid: $46
Auction Ends: 27-Jul-2024 01:07
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2011 Topps Update #US175 Mike Trout rookie card - EX

Watchers: 26  
# of Bids: 16
Current Bid: $60
Auction Ends: 26-Jul-2024 17:07
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2011 Bowman Chrome Draft Mike Trout Refractor Rookie Card - #101 PSA 9 Mint!!

Watchers: 26  
# of Bids: 44
Current Bid: $128.5
Auction Ends: 27-Jul-2024 01:07
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500+ Card Collection Lot Ohtani Judge Harper Relic Patch Numbered Auto SP HOF RC

Watchers: 25  
# of Bids: 14
Current Bid: $62
Auction Ends: 21-Jul-2024 19:07
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400 CARD ROOKIE PATCH AUTO PRIZM OPTIC RC AUTOGRAPH SPORTS CARD COLLECTION LOT

Watchers: 24  
# of Bids: 19
Current Bid: $41
Auction Ends: 21-Jul-2024 23:07
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HUGE SPORTS CARD COLLECTION! 2024 Topps Heritage Aaron Judge Auto SSP RARE READ

Watchers: 23  
# of Bids: 15
Current Bid: $70.23
Auction Ends: 24-Jul-2024 04:07
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HUGE MULTI-SPORT, GRADED SPORTS CARD LOT (x470), PSA 10, Autos, SP, Rookies

Watchers: 23  
# of Bids: 24
Current Bid: $81
Auction Ends: 25-Jul-2024 02:07
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2021 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball Cards Hobby Box (24 Packs & 2 Autographs)

Watchers: 21  
# of Bids: 20
Current Bid: $110.5
Auction Ends: 22-Jul-2024 03:07
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HUGE 200+ Sports Card Lot Rookies Jersey Auto Patches RC Relics HOF Inserts

Watchers: 18  
# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $5.5
Auction Ends: 23-Jul-2024 01:07
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2011 Bowman Chrome Draft Mike Trout Refractor Rookie Card - #101 PSA 9 Mint!!

Watchers: 17  
# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $157.5
Auction Ends: 22-Jul-2024 18:07
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HUGE MULTI-SPORT, GRADED SPORTS CARD LOT (x516), PSA 10, 1/1 Auto, SP, Rookies

Watchers: 17  
# of Bids: 28
Current Bid: $242.53
Auction Ends: 27-Jul-2024 02:07
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