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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1996 Sports Illustrated SI For Kids Tiger Woods Rookie Card BGS 9.5 GEM MINT

Watchers: 29  
# of Bids: 28
Current Bid: $4483
Auction Ends: 09-Jul-2022 02:07
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2001 Upper Deck Golf Tiger Woods Rookie Card RC #1 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT M82

Watchers: 29  
# of Bids: 14
Current Bid: $147.5
Auction Ends: 30-Jun-2022 01:06
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2001 UPPER DECK TIGER WOODS ROOKIE GOLF CARD #1

Watchers: 21  
# of Bids: 13
Current Bid: $15.5
Auction Ends: 02-Jul-2022 01:07
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PSA 10 GEM MINT 2001 Upper Deck TIGER WOODS ROOKIE Golf Card #1 PGA Tour RC

Watchers: 19  
# of Bids: 12
Current Bid: $256
Auction Ends: 03-Jul-2022 01:07
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1997-99 GRAND SLAM VENTURES TIGER WOODS ROOKIE GOLF CARD PRO 9.8 N-GEM #NNO

Watchers: 17  
# of Bids: 6
Current Bid: $7
Auction Ends: 04-Jul-2022 01:07
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2001 Upper Deck Tiger Woods ROOKIE Card #1 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT RC

Watchers: 16  
# of Bids: 16
Current Bid: $62
Auction Ends: 04-Jul-2022 00:07
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2001 Upper Deck Tiger Woods ROOKIE Card #1 BGS 9 MINT RC

Watchers: 16  
# of Bids: 6
Current Bid: $21.19
Auction Ends: 04-Jul-2022 00:07
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2001 Upper Deck Golf #1 Tiger Woods rookie card PSA 10 Gem Mint RC

Watchers: 16  
# of Bids: 14
Current Bid: $370
Auction Ends: 30-Jun-2022 05:06
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Tiger Woods 1997-99 Grand Slam Ventures Rookie Golf Card. Graded Gem Mint 10

Watchers: 13  
# of Bids: 8
Current Bid: $15.65
Auction Ends: 04-Jul-2022 02:07
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TIGER WOODS ROOKIE CARD #1 1ST RC 2001 UPPER DECK UD GOLF

Watchers: 13  
# of Bids: 6
Current Bid: $22.5
Auction Ends: 02-Jul-2022 01:07
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(3) 2001 UPPER DECK #1 TIGER WOODS ROOKIE CARDS

Watchers: 12  
# of Bids: 5
Current Bid: $33.5
Auction Ends: 05-Jul-2022 02:07
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2001 UPPER DECK TIGER WOODS ROOKIE GOLF CARD #1

Watchers: 12  
# of Bids: 1
Current Bid: $0.99
Auction Ends: 04-Jul-2022 01:07
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2001 U D - TIGER WOODS -97' MASTERS - METAL COLLECTIBLE LE -CARD - & CASE -NM

Watchers: 12  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $18.5
Auction Ends: 02-Jul-2022 15:07
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2001 Upper Deck Golf TIGER WOODS #1 Rookie Card PSA 8 NM-MT

Watchers: 10  
# of Bids: 1
Current Bid: $26.5
Auction Ends: 03-Jul-2022 19:07
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2001 Upper Deck Tiger Woods #1 Rookie Card RC SGC 96 Mint 9

Watchers: 9  
# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $3.25
Auction Ends: 05-Jul-2022 00:07
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1996 Tiger Woods Niketown Promo Rookie Card RC BGS 9.5 GEM MINT RARE

Watchers: 8  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $499.99
Auction Ends: 30-Jun-2022 04:06
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1997-99 GRAND SLAM VENTURES TIGER WOODS ROOKIE GOLF CARD #NNO

Watchers: 8  
# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $4.25
Auction Ends: 04-Jul-2022 01:07
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TIGER WOODS 2001 UPPER DECK GOLF ROOKIE CARD, #1 (UNGRADED)

Watchers: 8  
# of Bids: 1
Current Bid: $0.99
Auction Ends: 03-Jul-2022 20:07
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2001 UPPER DECK TIGER WOODS ROOKIE GOLF CARD #1 BGS 8.5 NM-MT+

Watchers: 7  
# of Bids: 1
Current Bid: $0.99
Auction Ends: 04-Jul-2022 01:07
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2001 Upper Deck Golf Tiger Woods Rookie Card RC #1 M789

Watchers: 7  
# of Bids: 6
Current Bid: $18.5
Auction Ends: 04-Jul-2022 01:07
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2001 Tiger Woods Rookie Card 2001 Upper Deck #1 Tiger Woods RC PGA

Watchers: 6  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $0.99
Auction Ends: 05-Jul-2022 00:07
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2001 Upper Deck Golf Tiger Woods Rookie Card RC #1 

Watchers: 6  
# of Bids: 1
Current Bid: $19.99
Auction Ends: 02-Jul-2022 01:07
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2001 Upper Deck Golf Tiger Woods #1 RC Rookie Card

Watchers: 5  
# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $7.5
Auction Ends: 06-Jul-2022 00:07
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2020-21 DONRUSS NBA BASKETBALL Retail Foil 5 Card Gravity Pack Lamello?

Watchers: 5  
# of Bids: 13
Current Bid: $3.25
Auction Ends: 30-Jun-2022 02:06
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