Alex Rodriguez rookie cards have been on quite the roller coaster ride over the last 25 years or so — just like the man himself.

As A-Rod built his reputation and game with the Seattle Mariners during the 1990s, his cards rose right along with his fortunes in the game.

And, even as he gained a reputation for being somewhat self-centered and aloof after signing a monster contract with the Texas Rangers in January 2001, Rodriguez continued to build on his status as one of the greatest players in the sport.

Heck, many observers figured it might end up being an all-out footrace for the title of “Greatest Ever” between A-Rod and former Mariners teammate Ken Griffey, Jr.

A trade to the New York Yankees in February 2004 did little to dim Rodriguez’s star and definitely amplified his already megawatt profile in the game and beyond. For the next half decade or so, A-Rod continued to perform like the GOAT and added American League MVP awards with the Bombers in both 2005 and 2007, his second and third such hardware (the first came with Texas in 2003).

All during that stretch, his cards were among the hottest in the hobby — big surprise, right?

Even with diminished playing time due to hip (and other) ailments as the 2000s waned, A-Rod helped the Yankees to the 2009 World Series title, their first in a nearly a decade.

Of course, steroid problems in the 2010s, coupled with related suspensions and continued health issues, dimmed A-Rod’s star, with many deciding he wasn’t really worthy of the Hall of Famer, after all.

That notion will get put the test in 2022 when A-Rod joins fellow PED taintees Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens on the Cooperstown ballot for the first time.

Will A-Rod make the cut?

Only time will tell, but one thing’s for sure — A-Rod cardboard still draws plenty of hobby attention, as evidenced by this list of the most-watched Alex Rodriguez rookie cards on eBay. It’s a fun list to watch, and updated every few minutes … so check back often!

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Alex Rodriguez MLB Debut Ticket - PSA Pop Only 15 - Rarer Than Any Rookie Card

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# of Bids: 14
Current Bid: $152.5
Auction Ends: 10-May-2021 01:05
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1994 Upper Deck SP Alex Rodriguez Red Holoview Die Cut Lot Of 3 Amazing Cards

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# of Bids: 24
Current Bid: $275
Auction Ends: 08-May-2021 01:05
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1994 SP Holoview Red Alex Rodriguez VG-EX (SCRATCHES)

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# of Bids: 6
Current Bid: $6.5
Auction Ends: 09-May-2021 19:05
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1994 Flair Alex Rodriguez RC #340 Rookie Mariners PSA 10 Gem Mint Slabbed

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# of Bids: 10
Current Bid: $28
Auction Ends: 10-May-2021 01:05
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1994 Flair #340 Alex Rodriguez Seattle Mariners RC Rookie PSA 10 GEM MINT

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# of Bids: 25
Current Bid: $127.5
Auction Ends: 07-May-2021 02:05
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1994 Upper Deck #24 ALEX RODRIGUEZ Star Rookies PSA 9 MINT

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# of Bids: 11
Current Bid: $41
Auction Ends: 10-May-2021 03:05
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1994 SP Foil Alex Rodriguez RC #15 PSA 8.5

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# of Bids: 11
Current Bid: $56
Auction Ends: 07-May-2021 04:05
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1994 Upper Deck SP Alex Rodriguez Premier Prospects Rookie Foil ! Card #15 Mint

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# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $4.25
Auction Ends: 10-May-2021 01:05
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1994 Flair Alex Rodriguez RC #340 Rookie Mariners BGS 9.5 Gem Mint Slabbed

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# of Bids: 4
Current Bid: $2.75
Auction Ends: 10-May-2021 00:05
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1994 SP Foil Alex Rodriguez RC #15 PSA 8

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# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $13.13
Auction Ends: 07-May-2021 03:05
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1994 Upper Deck SP Alex Rodriguez Premier Rookie Foil Die Cut ! Card #15

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# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $10.5
Auction Ends: 10-May-2021 01:05
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1994 SP Foil Alex Rodriguez RC #15 PSA 8

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# of Bids: 13
Current Bid: $34
Auction Ends: 07-May-2021 02:05
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1994 SP Foil Alex Rodriguez RC #15 PSA 8

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# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $14.36
Auction Ends: 07-May-2021 03:05
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1994 Sportflics #148 Alex Rodriguez Rookie. Artist Proof SGC 88. NM/MT.  RARE

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# of Bids: 1
Current Bid: $19.4
Auction Ends: 13-May-2021 00:05
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(100) ALEX RODRIGUEZ LOT COLLECTION * 1994 UPPER DECK ROOKIE * CHROME REFRACTOR

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# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $1.04
Auction Ends: 09-May-2021 01:05
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1994 Upper Deck SP Foil Rookie #15 Alex Rodriguez RC PSA 8 NM-MT

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# of Bids: 8
Current Bid: $78
Auction Ends: 07-May-2021 01:05
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Lot of 2 1994 Flair Alex Rodriguez # 340 Rookie Cards RC Wave to The Future 2

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# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $1.04
Auction Ends: 11-May-2021 00:05
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1994 Upper Deck SP Alex Rodriguez Premier Prospects Rookie Card #15

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# of Bids: 15
Current Bid: $19.5
Auction Ends: 07-May-2021 00:05
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#86 ALEX RODRIGUEZ rc 1994 fleer UPDATE BGS 9.5 4 x 9.5 = psa 10 ?

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# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $5.5
Auction Ends: 10-May-2021 01:05
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1994 SP Alex Rodriguez Foil RC Premiere Prospects Rookie Card #15

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# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $10.5
Auction Ends: 08-May-2021 00:05
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2021 Leaf Lumber Alex Rodriguez Auto Game Used Bat Relic 19/30 Yankees

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# of Bids: 4
Current Bid: $15.5
Auction Ends: 10-May-2021 16:05
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1994 SP Foil Alex Rodriguez RC #15 BGS 8.5

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# of Bids: 37
Current Bid: $43
Auction Ends: 07-May-2021 01:05
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PSA 10 - 1994 FLAIR ALEX RODRIGUEZ #340 - RC ROOKIE - MARINERS, YANKEES

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# of Bids: 10
Current Bid: $20
Auction Ends: 10-May-2021 23:05
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