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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2002 SP Game Used Edition Golf Scorecard Tiger Woods Signed On Card AUTO BGS 9.5

Watchers: 108  
# of Bids: 37
Current Bid: $610
Auction Ends: 25-Jun-2024 03:06
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1996 Sports Illustrated SI For Kids SIFK Golf series 3 #536 Tiger Woods RC PSA 9

Watchers: 92  
# of Bids: 20
Current Bid: $1225.01
Auction Ends: 25-Jun-2024 03:06
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Bryson Dechambeau Collin Morikawa 2021 Artifacts Aurum Dual Rookie Auto /35 RC

Watchers: 91  
# of Bids: 19
Current Bid: $305
Auction Ends: 23-Jun-2024 23:06
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2001 Upper Deck Player's Ink #TW Tiger Woods ROOKIE YEAR RC PSA 10 GEM MT -RARE

Watchers: 57  
# of Bids: 23
Current Bid: $4050
Auction Ends: 01-Jul-2024 02:07
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TIGER WOODS 1996 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SI FOR KIDS #536 RC ROOKIE SGC 8.5 NM-MT+

Watchers: 54  
# of Bids: 19
Current Bid: $89
Auction Ends: 27-Jun-2024 02:06
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2019 Upper Deck NSCC Golf Prominent Cuts Tiger Woods Signed AUTO 4/10 PSA 10

Watchers: 48  
# of Bids: 15
Current Bid: $910
Auction Ends: 27-Jun-2024 03:06
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2018 UD Goodwin Champs TIGER WOODS Auto Autograph PSA 10

Watchers: 34  
# of Bids: 46
Current Bid: $2200
Auction Ends: 24-Jun-2024 01:06
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Tiger Woods, Bryson Decahmbeau, Morikawa, Thomas SP Game Used Tour Gear QUAD

Watchers: 32  
# of Bids: 10
Current Bid: $56
Auction Ends: 24-Jun-2024 16:06
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2001 Upper Deck Golf #1 Tiger Woods RC Rookie Gem Mint PSA 10

Watchers: 29  
# of Bids: 18
Current Bid: $151.5
Auction Ends: 25-Jun-2024 02:06
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2023 Prizm Basketball Amen Thompson Ruby Wave Prizm Rookie PSA 10 RC Red Match

Watchers: 27  
# of Bids: 15
Current Bid: $36
Auction Ends: 23-Jun-2024 00:06
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TIGER WOODS 2001-02 UPPER DECK GOLF ROOKIE BASE RC PSA 10 Q1496

Watchers: 26  
# of Bids: 8
Current Bid: $89
Auction Ends: 25-Jun-2024 02:06
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1997-98 Grand Slam Ventures Masters Collection #1997 Tiger Woods RC BGS 9 w/ 9.5

Watchers: 26  
# of Bids: 19
Current Bid: $108.5
Auction Ends: 25-Jun-2024 03:06
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2001 Upper Deck UD Golf Tiger Woods Rookie Card RC #1 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT

Watchers: 25  
# of Bids: 17
Current Bid: $81
Auction Ends: 23-Jun-2024 01:06
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2001 Upper Deck Golf #1 Tiger Woods RC Rookie PSA 10 GEM MINT

Watchers: 25  
# of Bids: 17
Current Bid: $161.01
Auction Ends: 25-Jun-2024 03:06
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2021 Skybox Metal Universe Champions Jambalaya Tiger Woods #10OF20 CSG 9 Mint

Watchers: 24  
# of Bids: 6
Current Bid: $33
Auction Ends: 26-Jun-2024 03:06
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2001 Upper Deck Golf #1 Tiger Woods RC Rookie Gem Mint PSA 10

Watchers: 24  
# of Bids: 14
Current Bid: $172.7
Auction Ends: 26-Jun-2024 02:06
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2001 Upper Deck UD Golf Tiger Woods Rookie Card RC #1

Watchers: 23  
# of Bids: 9
Current Bid: $12.5
Auction Ends: 23-Jun-2024 01:06
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2001 Upper Deck Golf #1 Tiger Woods RC Rookie Gem Mint PSA 10

Watchers: 22  
# of Bids: 19
Current Bid: $171.5
Auction Ends: 23-Jun-2024 02:06
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2014 SP Authentic Golf Michael Jordan/Tiger Woods, Sapphire Foil, PSA GM MINT 10

Watchers: 20  
# of Bids: 27
Current Bid: $152.5
Auction Ends: 26-Jun-2024 22:06
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2001 Upper Deck Tiger Woods RC Rookie BGS 9.5 Gem Mint

Watchers: 20  
# of Bids: 10
Current Bid: $38
Auction Ends: 22-Jun-2024 22:06
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2001 Upper Deck UD Golf Tiger Woods Rookie Card RC #1 PSA 9 MINT

Watchers: 19  
# of Bids: 9
Current Bid: $30.3
Auction Ends: 24-Jun-2024 00:06
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2014 SP Authentic TIGER WOODS /RORY McILROY Authentic Moments, PSA GEM MINT 10!!

Watchers: 19  
# of Bids: 8
Current Bid: $14.5
Auction Ends: 26-Jun-2024 21:06
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2001 Upper Deck Tiger Woods Card RC #1 BGS 9.5 GEM MT QUALITY

Watchers: 19  
# of Bids: 4
Current Bid: $40
Auction Ends: 22-Jun-2024 18:06
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1998 Champions Of Golf Masters Collection Gold Foil Tiger Woods RC PSA 7

Watchers: 18  
# of Bids: 12
Current Bid: $127.5
Auction Ends: 25-Jun-2024 03:06
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2001 UPPER DECK TIGER WOODS COLLECTION #TWC15 RC HOF PSA 10

Watchers: 18  
# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $8.5
Auction Ends: 24-Jun-2024 00:06
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