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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TIGER WOODS 1 of 1 Masters Champion FACTORY SEALED 1/1 TWR-1 rare card

Watchers: 39  
# of Bids: 36
Current Bid: $207.5
Auction Ends: 06-Dec-2022 21:12
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2001 Upper Deck Golf Tiger Woods Rookie Card RC #1 PSA 10 GEM MINT

Watchers: 39  
# of Bids: 39
Current Bid: $83
Auction Ends: 06-Dec-2022 02:12
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TIGER WOODS 2001 PSA 10 GOLF CARD #1 RC ROOKIE Upper Deck PLUS AUTHENTICITY CASE

Watchers: 31  
# of Bids: 9
Current Bid: $102.5
Auction Ends: 03-Dec-2022 18:12
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2001 Upper Deck Tiger Woods E Card ROOKIE RC PSA 10 Gem Mint - Pop 174

Watchers: 30  
# of Bids: 4
Current Bid: $5.5
Auction Ends: 04-Dec-2022 00:12
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2001 Upper Deck Golf Tiger Woods Rookie Card RC #1 PSA 10 GEM MINT

Watchers: 30  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $8.5
Auction Ends: 06-Dec-2022 02:12
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2001 Upper Deck Golf Tiger Woods Rookie Card RC #1 PSA 10 GEM MINT (15)

Watchers: 30  
# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $7.5
Auction Ends: 06-Dec-2022 03:12
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2001 Upper Deck Golf Tiger Woods Rookie Card RC #1 PSA 10 GEM MINT (32)

Watchers: 29  
# of Bids: 9
Current Bid: $51
Auction Ends: 06-Dec-2022 03:12
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2001 Upper Deck Golf Tiger Woods Rookie Card RC #1 PSA 10 GEM MINT (46)

Watchers: 28  
# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $7.5
Auction Ends: 06-Dec-2022 03:12
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2001 Upper Deck Golf Tiger Woods Rookie Card RC #1 PSA 10 GEM MINT (16)

Watchers: 27  
# of Bids: 10
Current Bid: $21.5
Auction Ends: 06-Dec-2022 03:12
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2001 Upper Deck Golf Tiger Woods Rookie Card RC #1 PSA 10 GEM MINT (41)

Watchers: 26  
# of Bids: 4
Current Bid: $8.5
Auction Ends: 06-Dec-2022 03:12
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2001 Upper Deck Golf Tiger Woods Rookie Card RC #1 PSA 10 GEM MINT (71)

Watchers: 24  
# of Bids: 4
Current Bid: $8.01
Auction Ends: 06-Dec-2022 03:12
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2001 Upper Deck Tiger Woods #1 Rookie Card PSA 10 GEM MINT

Watchers: 23  
# of Bids: 16
Current Bid: $201.5
Auction Ends: 05-Dec-2022 04:12
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2001 Upper Deck Golf Tiger Woods Rookie Card RC #1 PSA 10 GEM MINT (62)

Watchers: 23  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $26.25
Auction Ends: 06-Dec-2022 03:12
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2001 Upper Deck Golf Promo Tiger Woods Rookie Card RC PSA 5 EX

Watchers: 22  
# of Bids: 5
Current Bid: $20.5
Auction Ends: 05-Dec-2022 02:12
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2001 Upper Deck Golf Tiger Woods Rookie Card RC #1 PSA 10 GEM MINT (82)

Watchers: 21  
# of Bids: 6
Current Bid: $10.5
Auction Ends: 06-Dec-2022 03:12
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Tiger Woods 2001 Upper Deck Rookie Card #1

Watchers: 21  
# of Bids: 8
Current Bid: $21.5
Auction Ends: 03-Dec-2022 02:12
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Tiger Woods 2001 Upper Deck Rookie Card #1 RC

Watchers: 17  
# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $17.5
Auction Ends: 04-Dec-2022 23:12
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2001 Upper Deck Golf Tiger Woods Rookie Card RC #1

Watchers: 14  
# of Bids: 4
Current Bid: $6.5
Auction Ends: 02-Dec-2022 17:12
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2001 Upper Deck National Convention SEALED PROMO 10-Card SET Pack Tiger Woods RC

Watchers: 13  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $4.99
Auction Ends: 05-Dec-2022 01:12
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2001 TIGER WOODS UPPER DECK ROOKIE CARD LOT

Watchers: 13  
# of Bids: 5
Current Bid: $26
Auction Ends: 03-Dec-2022 00:12
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2001 UPPER DECK #1 TIGER WOODS RC ROOKIE CARD NO RESERVE AUCTION cb

Watchers: 12  
# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $3.25
Auction Ends: 06-Dec-2022 21:12
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TIGER WOODS RC 2001 UPPER DECK AUTO AUTOGRAPH ROOKIE CARD w/ COA

Watchers: 11  
# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $10.59
Auction Ends: 02-Dec-2022 19:12
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1997-1998 GSV The Masters Collection Tiger Woods Rookie Card RC

Watchers: 10  
# of Bids: 8
Current Bid: $21.5
Auction Ends: 04-Dec-2022 03:12
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1,000+ Card PSA 10 9 Tom Brady Tiger Woods Jersey Insert RC Auto Lot -10 PSA !

Watchers: 10  
# of Bids: 9
Current Bid: $15.5
Auction Ends: 06-Dec-2022 03:12
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1997-98 Tiger Woods Champions Of Golf The Masters Collection Rookie Card

Watchers: 7  
# of Bids: 4
Current Bid: $20.5
Auction Ends: 04-Dec-2022 22:12
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