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.

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Huge 425 Sports Card Collection Lot AUTO/ROOKIE/SERIAL #’d/INSERTS- Ball, Ant RC

Watchers: 119  
# of Bids: 34
Current Bid: $715
Auction Ends: 19-Jan-2022 03:01
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Mike Trout 2011 Topps Update Rookie Card RC #US175

Watchers: 76  
# of Bids: 38
Current Bid: $506.76
Auction Ends: 21-Jan-2022 02:01
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Mike Trout Rookie Card PSA 10 Gem Mint 2011 Topps Update

Watchers: 63  
# of Bids: 19
Current Bid: $2550
Auction Ends: 23-Jan-2022 01:01
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MIKE TROUT BGS 9.5 2011 TOPPS UPDATE BASEBALL #US175 ROOKIE CARD RC GEM MINT 349

Watchers: 62  
# of Bids: 25
Current Bid: $973
Auction Ends: 21-Jan-2022 03:01
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Mike Trout 2011 Topps Finest Rookie Card

Watchers: 45  
# of Bids: 32
Current Bid: $157.5
Auction Ends: 20-Jan-2022 01:01
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2011 Finest Mike Trout Rookie card # 94 BGS 9.5 Gem Mint

Watchers: 45  
# of Bids: 45
Current Bid: $305.44
Auction Ends: 23-Jan-2022 02:01
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Mike Trout - 2011 Bowman Chrome Draft #101 Rookie Card

Watchers: 38  
# of Bids: 13
Current Bid: $255
Auction Ends: 23-Jan-2022 00:01
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3 card lot 2011 Bowman Mike Trout #101 NM

Watchers: 34  
# of Bids: 11
Current Bid: $101
Auction Ends: 23-Jan-2022 23:01
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100 MLB Baseball Card Auto AUTOGRAPHED Lot Many Rookies

Watchers: 31  
# of Bids: 28
Current Bid: $93
Auction Ends: 20-Jan-2022 00:01
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2021 Topps Update TOPPS BLACK GOLD Complete 25 Card INSERT SET Jarred Kelenic

Watchers: 26  
# of Bids: 21
Current Bid: $66.01
Auction Ends: 19-Jan-2022 02:01
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Huge Baseball Card Lot of 100: (2) MIKE TROUT Relics (2) JUAN SOTO RC’s & More!

Watchers: 24  
# of Bids: 30
Current Bid: $200
Auction Ends: 21-Jan-2022 01:01
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2012 Panini Prizm #50 Mike Trout Angels RC Rookie Card PSA 10 GEM MINT

Watchers: 23  
# of Bids: 17
Current Bid: $165.5
Auction Ends: 22-Jan-2022 01:01
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2021 Topps Update 70 YEARS OF TOPPS BASEBALL Complete 70 Card INSERT SET

Watchers: 23  
# of Bids: 13
Current Bid: $47
Auction Ends: 19-Jan-2022 02:01
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Mike Trout ROOKIE CARD Future Stars Insert 2012 Topps TM-127 MINT Trout Angels 

Watchers: 22  
# of Bids: 12
Current Bid: $16.5
Auction Ends: 19-Jan-2022 21:01
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Mike Trout - 2011 Finest #94 Rookie Card

Watchers: 21  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $100
Auction Ends: 23-Jan-2022 00:01
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2021 Bowman's Best Spencer Torkelson Masterpieces Autograph Card #66/99

Watchers: 20  
# of Bids: 8
Current Bid: $78
Auction Ends: 20-Jan-2022 03:01
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2011 Bowman Mike Trout Rookie Card RC #101 Angels V782

Watchers: 19  
# of Bids: 11
Current Bid: $54
Auction Ends: 23-Jan-2022 02:01
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2011 Playoff Contenders Mike Trout #17 Rated Rookie RC Card PSA 9 Angels MVP

Watchers: 19  
# of Bids: 27
Current Bid: $202.5
Auction Ends: 19-Jan-2022 02:01
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HUGE NATIONAL TREASURES ROOKIE PATCH AUTO HERBERT IMMACULATE SP SPORTS CARD LOT

Watchers: 19  
# of Bids: 14
Current Bid: $80.01
Auction Ends: 19-Jan-2022 02:01
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2021 Topps Holiday Mega Box MLB Rookie Cards and Autos Brand NEW Factory Sealed

Watchers: 19  
# of Bids: 20
Current Bid: $17.57
Auction Ends: 20-Jan-2022 01:01
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Sports Card Lot 100 Cards Rare Rookie PSA 10 Gem Mint Zion Mac Jones 🔥🔥

Watchers: 19  
# of Bids: 8
Current Bid: $32
Auction Ends: 22-Jan-2022 01:01
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Topps MLB Fire 2021 Baseball Sealed Hobby Box. 20 Packs. 120 Cards. 2 Autos.

Watchers: 19  
# of Bids: 6
Current Bid: $51
Auction Ends: 20-Jan-2022 15:01
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2012 Bowman Platinum #16 Mike Trout Gold Refractor Card Angels

Watchers: 17  
# of Bids: 8
Current Bid: $3.5
Auction Ends: 24-Jan-2022 01:01
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HUGE ROOKIE PATCH AUTO PRIZM SELECT GRADED TUA TAGOVAILOA SP #ed SPORTS CARD LOT

Watchers: 17  
# of Bids: 15
Current Bid: $26
Auction Ends: 21-Jan-2022 02:01
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HUGE NATIONAL TREASURES ROOKIE PATCH AUTO 1/1 SSP RPA SPORTS CARD COLLECTION LOT

Watchers: 17  
# of Bids: 9
Current Bid: $46
Auction Ends: 22-Jan-2022 02:01
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