Mike Trout rookie cards have been among the hottest hobby items since his Rookie of the Year campaign in 2012.

That tends to happen when you establish yourself as probably the best player in the game at the tender age of 20 and then just keep piling on over the next decade.

With Trout having played in his tenth Major League season during the pandemic-shortened summer of 2020, that means he’s fully qualified for Hall of Fame eligibility down the road. He’s already a first-ballot lock (and has been for awhile), so the only question is … how will he stack up against the greatest of the great when his career if finally fully in the books.

While other players (like Mookie Betts and Bryce Harper) have challenged Trout for one-season supremacy during his run with the Angels, no one (ever) has put together the sustained excellence as the Halos’ centerfielder has over the first decade of his career.

So it’s little wonder that Mike Trout baseball cards jumped to the front of the line and stayed there, almost always appearing on the list of “most expensive” cards sold on eBay and through other venues for any given period of time.

And, thanks to the breadth of the modern card market, there is sure to be a Trout card (or a hundred!) to satisfy just about any collecting taste. Awhile back, for instance, we ran down ten Mike Trout baseball cards that will tickle the older collector’s fancy.

But, as with just about any player, it’s Trout’s rookie cards that have really lit up the hobby over the years, and they continue to draw all sorts of collector interest wherever and whenever they turn up.

To wit, the listings below lay out the most watched Mike Trout rookie cards on eBay, and they’re updated several times a day so you always know what’s trending as the Millville Meteor continues his march towards Cooperstown.

Also: Check out the rest of our series listing the Hottest Baseball Cards on eBay.

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2011 TOPPS UPDATE MIKE TROUT ROOKIE CARD #US175 PSA 10 GEM MT ANGELS RC NEW SLAB

Watchers: 85  
# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $810
Auction Ends: 03-Dec-2023 18:12
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2022 Topps Stadium Club Derek Jeter Auto GAME USED Quad Relic Patch Card SSP 1/1

Watchers: 79  
# of Bids: 17
Current Bid: $405
Auction Ends: 06-Dec-2023 04:12
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2011 TOPPS UPDATE MIKE TROUT ROOKIE CARD #US175 GEM MT ANGELS RC No Reserve NR

Watchers: 45  
# of Bids: 17
Current Bid: $265
Auction Ends: 04-Dec-2023 00:12
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HUGE ROOKIE PATCH AUTO PRIZM OPTIC IMMACULATE SSP RPA SPORTS CARD COLLECTION LOT

Watchers: 45  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $127.5
Auction Ends: 06-Dec-2023 02:12
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HUGE ROOKIE PATCH AUTO GRADED SLAB PSA AUTOGRAPH 222 SPORTS CARD COLLECTION LOT

Watchers: 37  
# of Bids: 15
Current Bid: $47
Auction Ends: 03-Dec-2023 04:12
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HUGE ROOKIE PATCH AUTO GRADED SLAB PSA AUTOGRAPH 222 SPORTS CARD COLLECTION LOT

Watchers: 32  
# of Bids: 13
Current Bid: $50
Auction Ends: 04-Dec-2023 04:12
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2012 BRYCE HARPER TOPPS CHROME PURPLE REFRACTOR ROOKIE CARD #196 PSA 9 MINT RC

Watchers: 30  
# of Bids: 23
Current Bid: $66
Auction Ends: 04-Dec-2023 01:12
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Mike Trout 2011 Bowman Chrome Draft RC Rookie Card #101 BGS 9 Mint Angels

Watchers: 29  
# of Bids: 18
Current Bid: $102.5
Auction Ends: 06-Dec-2023 19:12
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JAISON CHOURIO 2022 BOWMAN CHROME ROOKIE 1ST PROSPECT ON-CARD AUTO PSA 9 MINT

Watchers: 24  
# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $10.5
Auction Ends: 04-Dec-2023 02:12
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2011 Bowman Mike Trout Rookie Card RC #101 Angels

Watchers: 23  
# of Bids: 10
Current Bid: $27
Auction Ends: 03-Dec-2023 15:12
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HUGE NATIONAL TREASURES ROOKIE PATCH AUTO SSP RC RPA SPORTS CARD COLLECTION LOT

Watchers: 23  
# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $2.25
Auction Ends: 07-Dec-2023 02:12
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2010 MIKE TROUT BOWMAN PLATINUM PROSPECTS ROOKIE CARD #PP5 PSA 10 GEM MINT

Watchers: 17  
# of Bids: 35
Current Bid: $192.5
Auction Ends: 06-Dec-2023 03:12
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2023 Topps Holiday MLB Baseball Mega Box 100 Cards 1 Autograph or Relic

Watchers: 17  
# of Bids: 4
Current Bid: $27
Auction Ends: 02-Dec-2023 19:12
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2011 Topps Heritage Mike Trout Graded RC Card #44 Minor League Edition - PSA 9

Watchers: 15  
# of Bids: 1
Current Bid: $0.99
Auction Ends: 11-Dec-2023 02:12
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Huge Lot 17 Graded Cards, Rookies, Inserts Everything 1 Day Auction Start .01 $$

Watchers: 14  
# of Bids: 12
Current Bid: $35.33
Auction Ends: 02-Dec-2023 03:12
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Topps 2023 Chrome Baseball Sapphire Edition Box - 32 Cards / 2 Box Lot

Watchers: 14  
# of Bids: 10
Current Bid: $53
Auction Ends: 02-Dec-2023 23:12
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2011 bowman chrome mike trout rookie card mint condition very nice card.

Watchers: 13  
# of Bids: 4
Current Bid: $81
Auction Ends: 02-Dec-2023 20:12
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SHOHEI OHTANI 2018 Topps Series 2 RC Rookie Card AL MVP

Watchers: 12  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $13.05
Auction Ends: 03-Dec-2023 22:12
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Topps 2021 Gallery Baseball Blaster Box - 28 Cards Factory Sealed Classy Cards

Watchers: 12  
# of Bids: 5
Current Bid: $5.5
Auction Ends: 02-Dec-2023 03:12
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HUGE MIXED SPORTS CARD LOT AUTOS RELICS ROOKIES STARS SER# 400+ CARDS MLB NFL 13

Watchers: 11  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $14.5
Auction Ends: 06-Dec-2023 22:12
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JASSON DOMINGUEZ 2020 Optic RED HOLO PRIZM ON CARD Auto #/50 NY Yankees BGS 8

Watchers: 11  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $100
Auction Ends: 02-Dec-2023 01:12
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⚾️ 2012 Topps GOLD FUTURES MIKE TROUT ROOKIE CARD RC #GF-16 Los Angeles Angels

Watchers: 10  
# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $2.25
Auction Ends: 08-Dec-2023 01:12
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baseball card lot. Rookies, Inserts, Parallels, Autos

Watchers: 9  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $0.99
Auction Ends: 04-Dec-2023 05:12
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2023 Topps Holiday Ornament Cards Tatis Jr Ohtani Judge Witt & More

Watchers: 7  
# of Bids: 1
Current Bid: $5.99
Auction Ends: 02-Dec-2023 01:12
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2010 TriStar Obak Mini #N28 Mike Trout Rookie Card Graded PSA 10

Watchers: 7  
# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $34
Auction Ends: 03-Dec-2023 19:12
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