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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600 Baseball REFRACTORS ONLY Big Card Lot Rare Stars New Hot Dealer Resale Optic

Watchers: 19  
# of Bids: 22
Current Bid: $150.5
Auction Ends: 22-Sep-2021 02:09
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1996 Metal Universe Complete Set 1-250 Baseball Card Hot Rare!!!

Watchers: 9  
# of Bids: 13
Current Bid: $20.5
Auction Ends: 18-Sep-2021 19:09
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factory sealed 2007 topps chrome hobby box includes 2 autographed cards

Watchers: 9  
# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $51
Auction Ends: 21-Sep-2021 22:09
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ALEX RODRIGUEZ 1994 UPPER DECK ROOKIE CARD 340 PSA 9 MINT MARINERS RC HOF 2022?

Watchers: 8  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $19
Auction Ends: 19-Sep-2021 00:09
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Alex Rodriguez baseball cards rookie lot auto Upper Deck COA Refractor Topps SEE

Watchers: 8  
# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $3.25
Auction Ends: 20-Sep-2021 01:09
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1994 Leaf Limited #10 Alex Rodriguez Rookie Phenoms Card. Graded 9 by PSA. (MINT

Watchers: 6  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $548.99
Auction Ends: 16-Sep-2021 21:09
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Baseball Card Rookie Chase Auto 30 Card Lot ~ Bichette Bonds Robert Tatis Topps

Watchers: 6  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $12.61
Auction Ends: 16-Sep-2021 21:09
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2021 TOPPS CHROME REFRACTOR LUIS ROBERT RC FUTURE STARS ROOKIE CARD WHITE SOX 🔥

Watchers: 6  
# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $0.35
Auction Ends: 22-Sep-2021 02:09
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1994 SP Card#15 - Alex Rodriguez  Die Cut   Beckett-7 Near Mint

Watchers: 6  
# of Bids: 6
Current Bid: $15.59
Auction Ends: 22-Sep-2021 03:09
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2000 2001 2002 Topps GOLD Factory Sealed Complete Sets Baseball Card Lot SP

Watchers: 4  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $215
Auction Ends: 18-Sep-2021 15:09
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2021 TOPPS MOOKIE BETTS RAINBOW FOIL REFRACTOR CARD LA DODGERS 💎

Watchers: 4  
# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $0.35
Auction Ends: 22-Sep-2021 02:09
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ALEX RODRIGUEZ MARINERS 1994 UPPER DECK SP FOIL ROOKIE CARD #15

Watchers: 4  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $19.99
Auction Ends: 18-Sep-2021 22:09
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1994 Upper Deck SP Alex Rodriguez Seattle Mariners #15 Baseball Card

Watchers: 3  
# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $8.5
Auction Ends: 23-Sep-2021 01:09
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2021 TOPPS CHROME SEPIA REFRACTOR KYLE LEWIS ROOKIE CARD MARINERS RC CLEAN 💎

Watchers: 3  
# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $0.3
Auction Ends: 22-Sep-2021 02:09
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1994 Fleer Flair Alex Rodriguez Seattle Mariners #340 Baseball Card

Watchers: 3  
# of Bids: 1
Current Bid: $0.99
Auction Ends: 20-Sep-2021 03:09
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2009 topps baseball complete factory set sealed w/ Two 5-Card Rookie Packs

Watchers: 3  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $90
Auction Ends: 20-Sep-2021 03:09
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factory sealed 2008 topps complete set w pack of 5 exclusive yankees cards

Watchers: 3  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $24
Auction Ends: 20-Sep-2021 21:09
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1996 Metal Universe Complete Set 1-250 Baseball Cards Many HOF's

Watchers: 3  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $50
Auction Ends: 18-Sep-2021 21:09
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Yankee Card Lot judge Jeter arod mantle Torres

Watchers: 3  
# of Bids: 1
Current Bid: $35
Auction Ends: 17-Sep-2021 21:09
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1994 Upper Deck SP Alex Rodriguez Seattle Mariners #15 Baseball Card

Watchers: 3  
# of Bids: 1
Current Bid: $23.7
Auction Ends: 16-Sep-2021 21:09
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1994 Upper Deck SP Alex Rodriguez Seattle Mariners #15 Baseball Card

Watchers: 3  
# of Bids: 1
Current Bid: $23.7
Auction Ends: 16-Sep-2021 21:09
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LOT OF 17 DEREK JETER WITH ROOKIES CARD VERY NICE LOT

Watchers: 2  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $9.99
Auction Ends: 17-Sep-2021 01:09
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1994 Upper Deck Star Rookies Alex Rodriguez Rookie Card # 24 Mariners

Watchers: 2  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $3.99
Auction Ends: 20-Sep-2021 01:09
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2021 SELECT SILVER SENSATIONS LUIS ROBERT RC WHITE SOX REFRACTOR CARD 🔥

Watchers: 2  
# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $1.25
Auction Ends: 22-Sep-2021 02:09
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