When he took the golf world by storm — the entire sports world, in fact — back in 1996 and 1997, the young phenom created instant demand for a Tiger Woods rookie card.

Only problem was … the thing didn’t really exist.

Back then, golf was still pretty much an afterthought when it came to big-time sporting events and especially among collectors. But, as Tiger went about rewriting the record books and marching inexorably toward Jack Nicklaus record of 18 majors victories, the tide turned quickly in favor of the links.

Alas, Tiger ran into some much-reported trouble — mostly of his own making — and the wheels sort of fell off his legendary career.

Over the last decade or so, though, he has managed to rebuild much of his image and even added another major (the 2019 Masters) to his belt notches.

All of that has left Tiger as a stone-cold golf legend and with a strong enough hobby profile to keep collectors coming back, especially to his RCs, year after year.

For proof of that, you need look no further than the list below, showing the most watched Tiger Woods rookie card(s) on eBay right now (and check back often, as this list is updated continually).

(NOTE: The section below contains affiliate links to eBay listings for the card shown.)

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2006-07 UD Exquisite Michael Jordan 3 Color Patch BGS 9 Flawless On Card Auto 10

Watchers: 424  
# of Bids: 53
Current Bid: $10950
Auction Ends: 04-Mar-2024 02:03
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2020 Upper Deck National VIP Prominent Cuts Autograph Tiger Woods/Wayne Gretzky

Watchers: 80  
# of Bids: 40
Current Bid: $980
Auction Ends: 02-Mar-2024 22:03
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2013 Upper Deck Master Collection Slambalaya Tiger Woods #S14 BGS 9.5 GEM POP 3

Watchers: 72  
# of Bids: 16
Current Bid: $415
Auction Ends: 03-Mar-2024 04:03
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2013 Upper Deck Roger Woods Master Collection Autograph 1/1 PSA 8 Auto 9

Watchers: 65  
# of Bids: 24
Current Bid: $1204
Auction Ends: 02-Mar-2024 22:03
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DA73327 2001 SP Authentic Sign of the Times #TW Tiger Woods SP RC AUTO AUTOGRAPH

Watchers: 52  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $1499.99
Auction Ends: 28-Feb-2024 03:02
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1996 Tiger Woods Rookie Card - Sports Illustrated for Kids - Uncut Insert!

Watchers: 32  
# of Bids: 4
Current Bid: $475
Auction Ends: 02-Mar-2024 01:03
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Tiger Woods 2014 exquisite ON CARD Auto POP 2

Watchers: 31  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $560
Auction Ends: 05-Mar-2024 03:03
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2001 Upper Deck #1 Tiger Woods Rookie Card PSA 10 Gem Mint PGA Golf RC

Watchers: 27  
# of Bids: 10
Current Bid: $275
Auction Ends: 27-Feb-2024 23:02
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#1 TIGER WOODS rc 2001 UPPER DECK golf PSA 10

Watchers: 25  
# of Bids: 9
Current Bid: $84
Auction Ends: 03-Mar-2024 02:03
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1996 Sports Illustrated for Kids Series 2 - #536 Tiger Woods (RC) - Sharp Card!!

Watchers: 25  
# of Bids: 17
Current Bid: $127.5
Auction Ends: 29-Feb-2024 03:02
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2001 Upper Deck #1 Tiger Woods Rookie Card PSA 10 Gem Mint PGA Golf RC

Watchers: 23  
# of Bids: 17
Current Bid: $260.02
Auction Ends: 27-Feb-2024 23:02
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Tiger Woods 2001 Upper Deck RC (YoBe) #1

Watchers: 19  
# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $15.5
Auction Ends: 01-Mar-2024 02:03
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2001 Upper Deck Golf Tiger Woods Rookie #1 PSA 10 Gem Mint RC

Watchers: 19  
# of Bids: 9
Current Bid: $113.5
Auction Ends: 29-Feb-2024 04:02
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2001 Upper Deck Golf #1 Tiger Woods RC Rookie PSA 10 GEM MINT

Watchers: 19  
# of Bids: 14
Current Bid: $181.01
Auction Ends: 29-Feb-2024 04:02
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2001 Upper Deck TIGER WOODS Golf #1 RC Rookie Card BGS 9.5 🔥GEM MINT🔥RC

Watchers: 18  
# of Bids: 8
Current Bid: $51.01
Auction Ends: 28-Feb-2024 04:02
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2001 Upper Deck Golf TIGER WOODS Rookie RC Base Set #1 PSA 10 GEM MINT

Watchers: 16  
# of Bids: 6
Current Bid: $178.51
Auction Ends: 03-Mar-2024 02:03
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#13 JACK NICKLAUS rc 1981 DONRUSS golf SGC 7

Watchers: 16  
# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $2.58
Auction Ends: 03-Mar-2024 02:03
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Tiger Woods - 2001 Upper Deck PSA 10 #1 Rookie Card Gem Mint Rc

Watchers: 15  
# of Bids: 6
Current Bid: $53
Auction Ends: 03-Mar-2024 00:03
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2001 Upper Deck Golf #124 Tiger Woods RC Rookie PSA 10 GEM MINT

Watchers: 15  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $15.5
Auction Ends: 05-Mar-2024 03:03
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2001 Upper Deck Tiger Woods Rookie Card RC #1

Watchers: 14  
# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $1.34
Auction Ends: 02-Mar-2024 22:03
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2001 UPPER DECK #1 TIGER WOODS RC ROOKIE HOF BGS 9.5 GEM MINT

Watchers: 14  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $51
Auction Ends: 04-Mar-2024 01:03
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2001 Upper Deck Tiger Woods PGA Tour Rookie Card #1

Watchers: 14  
# of Bids: 10
Current Bid: $20.5
Auction Ends: 27-Feb-2024 18:02
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1997 GRAND SLAM VENTURES MASTERS COLLECTION #1997 TIGER WOODS RC ROOKIE BGS 8.5

Watchers: 14  
# of Bids: 14
Current Bid: $100
Auction Ends: 04-Mar-2024 01:03
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2001 Upper Deck Tiger Woods Rookie Card RC #1 NR-MINT HOF !!

Watchers: 13  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $12.5
Auction Ends: 28-Feb-2024 12:02
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2001 Upper Deck - #1 Tiger Woods (RC) (A)

Watchers: 12  
# of Bids: 6
Current Bid: $20.5
Auction Ends: 01-Mar-2024 02:03
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