Ever since the dawn of online auction sites, collectors have been buying and selling baseball cards on eBay.

In fact, baseball cards and similar other collectibles, like comic books, postcards, and vintage toys helped form the backbone of the budding a behemoth through its early years. Yes, long before many folks outside the hobby had even heard of eBay’s, collectors were greasing the skids for the platform’s future growth, pumping money into the system as we bought and sold cards with fellow collectors (and dealers) we might never have encountered otherwise.

And, with the hobby boom of the 2020s, the ecommerce giant has become even more vital to moving cards from those who have them to those who want them.

On a typical day, thousands of new eBay listings are posted, offering up just about every kind of card you can imagine, and thousands of other lots change hands. But some cards — some listings — make a lot more noise than others, garnering loads of bids and collecting many other “watchers” as their sale progresses.

Keeping an eye on the trends among these “most watched” baseball cards on eBay can be a great way to keep up with the rapidly changing winds and sentiments in this hobby.

To help with that, we present below the hottest baseball cards on eBay right now as determined by the number of watchers for each lot.

And, if you like these sorts of hot-card listings, you might also enjoy some of the other up-to-date “most watched” lists we’ve put together. They represent some of the hottest players in the game and the hobby, and there is almost always something in the offing that you have never seen before.

What could be more fun than that?

Not much, that’s what! Enjoy these other listings of hot, hot, hot baseball cards on eBay:

And if you like these listings, you just might love our weekly Baseball Card Market Report newsletter, where we run through the top-selling baseball cards on eBay from the preceding week and also dive deep into the trends and forces that are shaping the market at any particular moment. You can sign up for those posts (for free) right here.

Now, happy trend-watching!

You might also enjoy our article about StockX, another online marketplace that features a strong collectibles base.

(Note: The information below contains affiliate links to eBay baseball card listings.)


2013 Bowman Chrome Red Refractor Aaron Judge RC 3/5 BGS 10 BLACK LABEL POP 1

Watchers: 232  
# of Bids: 75
Current Bid: $51100
Auction Ends: 07-Oct-2022 03:10
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2022 Topps Chrome WANDER FRANCO Logofractor Refractor Rookie Card RC #80 SSP

Watchers: 189  
# of Bids: 27
Current Bid: $560
Auction Ends: 04-Oct-2022 00:10
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2018 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractor Shohei Ohtani RC Rookie AUTO /150 PSA 10

Watchers: 186  
# of Bids: 53
Current Bid: $13200
Auction Ends: 06-Oct-2022 03:10
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T206 Ty Cobb Bat On Shoulder HOF Detroit Sweet Caporal 150 Subjects PSA 2 Good

Watchers: 175  
# of Bids: 52
Current Bid: $4010
Auction Ends: 04-Oct-2022 03:10
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2017 Bowman Chrome Rookie Autographs Green Refractors /99 Aaron Judge BGS 10

Watchers: 173  
# of Bids: 66
Current Bid: $2050
Auction Ends: 07-Oct-2022 01:10
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2017 Bowman Chrome Rookie Autographs Blue Refractors /125 Aaron Judge BGS 10

Watchers: 172  
# of Bids: 31
Current Bid: $4550
Auction Ends: 07-Oct-2022 01:10
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2018 Topps Chrome Sapphire Orange Shohei Ohtani RC Rookie AUTO 5/25 PSA 10

Watchers: 168  
# of Bids: 42
Current Bid: $12766
Auction Ends: 06-Oct-2022 03:10
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2011 Topps Update Diamond Anniversary #US175 Mike Trout Angels RC Rookie PSA 10

Watchers: 167  
# of Bids: 63
Current Bid: $4150
Auction Ends: 06-Oct-2022 03:10
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2022 Topps Chrome WANDER FRANCO GOLD Logofractor 9/50 Rookie RC #80 SP/RARE

Watchers: 147  
# of Bids: 22
Current Bid: $304.99
Auction Ends: 04-Oct-2022 19:10
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AARON JUDGE 2017 Topps #2005 TP HIST Autograph RC Rookie ON CARD AUTO 1/1 PSA 10

Watchers: 142  
# of Bids: 72
Current Bid: $9400
Auction Ends: 04-Oct-2022 01:10
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2022 Topps Chrome LogoFractor Bobby Witt Jr SP - Royals - SHORT PRINT #112

Watchers: 140  
# of Bids: 19
Current Bid: $251.5
Auction Ends: 03-Oct-2022 23:10
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1998 Flair Showcase Legacy Collection Row 0 #1 Ken Griffey Jr. /100 PSA 10 Pop 2

Watchers: 130  
# of Bids: 28
Current Bid: $1725
Auction Ends: 05-Oct-2022 02:10
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1999 Upper Deck Encore UD Authentics Auto #JR Ken Griffey Jr. PSA 10 Pop 1

Watchers: 127  
# of Bids: 25
Current Bid: $630
Auction Ends: 05-Oct-2022 02:10
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2021 Topps Diamond Icons Red Mike Trout Albert Pujols Dual 4-Color Patch AUTO /5

Watchers: 125  
# of Bids: 38
Current Bid: $490
Auction Ends: 06-Oct-2022 03:10
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SHOHEI OHTANI 2018 BOWMAN CHROME GOLD REFRACTOR RC Rookie /50 PSA 9 MINT 🔥

Watchers: 122  
# of Bids: 27
Current Bid: $1580
Auction Ends: 06-Oct-2022 02:10
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2013 Bowman Chrome Aaron Judge RC Auto Refractor PSA Perfect 10/10 Very Rare !

Watchers: 120  
# of Bids: 29
Current Bid: $12300
Auction Ends: 04-Oct-2022 22:10
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2013 Bowman Chrome Aaron Judge RC Rookie BGS 9.5 w/ 10 On Card AUTO " HOT "

Watchers: 118  
# of Bids: 45
Current Bid: $3000
Auction Ends: 04-Oct-2022 03:10
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T206 Walter Johnson Portrait HOF Washington Piedmont 150 Subjects PSA 3 (MK)

Watchers: 118  
# of Bids: 16
Current Bid: $1261
Auction Ends: 04-Oct-2022 03:10
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PELE 2016 TOPPS DYNASTY PATCH ON CARD AUTO 10 SIGNATURE 5/10 BRAZIL BGS NO MESSI

Watchers: 113  
# of Bids: 27
Current Bid: $862
Auction Ends: 08-Oct-2022 03:10
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1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Yankees PSA 3 🔥🔥🔥🔥

Watchers: 112  
# of Bids: 66
Current Bid: $51100
Auction Ends: 05-Oct-2022 05:10
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2013 BOWMAN CHROME BLUE REFRACTOR AARON JUDGE RC PRISTINE 10 AUTO BGS 9.5 /99

Watchers: 109  
# of Bids: 36
Current Bid: $14600
Auction Ends: 06-Oct-2022 00:10
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1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle New York Yankees HOF PSA 4 " ICONIC CARD "

Watchers: 108  
# of Bids: 35
Current Bid: $3580
Auction Ends: 04-Oct-2022 03:10
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2013 Bowman Chrome Blue Wave Aaron Judge #1/50 RC Black Pristine BGS 10 10 Auto

Watchers: 107  
# of Bids: 61
Current Bid: $13900
Auction Ends: 06-Oct-2022 03:10
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Juan Soto 2016 Bowman Chrome Prospect Nationals RC Rookie Auto Autograph PSA 10

Watchers: 105  
# of Bids: 22
Current Bid: $2557
Auction Ends: 04-Oct-2022 02:10
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2021 Bowman Ultimate Autograph Book 24 Autos #4/10 Wander JRod Witt Adley Abrams

Watchers: 103  
# of Bids: 41
Current Bid: $1963
Auction Ends: 04-Oct-2022 21:10
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