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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HUGE IMMACULATE ROOKIE PATCH AUTO LUKA DONCIC PRIZM 1/1 PSA RC SPORTS CARD LOT

Watchers: 74  
# of Bids: 44
Current Bid: $300
Auction Ends: 30-Jan-2023 02:01
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Mike Trout 2011 Topps Update Rookie Card RC #US175 SGC 9 Mint Angels

Watchers: 63  
# of Bids: 23
Current Bid: $320
Auction Ends: 03-Feb-2023 04:02
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HUGE NATIONAL TREASURES ROOKIE PATCH AUTO LEBRON JAMES PRIZM 1/1 SPORTS CARD LOT

Watchers: 61  
# of Bids: 18
Current Bid: $207.5
Auction Ends: 29-Jan-2023 02:01
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PSA 10 Mike Trout 2011 Topps Update Baseball Rookie Card RC # US175

Watchers: 53  
# of Bids: 19
Current Bid: $630
Auction Ends: 02-Feb-2023 19:02
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HUGE NATIONAL TREASURES ROOKIE PATCH AUTO JOSH ALLEN PRIZM PSA SPORTS CARD LOT

Watchers: 53  
# of Bids: 31
Current Bid: $107.5
Auction Ends: 30-Jan-2023 02:01
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HUGE IMMACULATE ROOKIE PATCH AUTO LAMELO BALL PRIZM PSA RC RPA SPORTS CARD LOT

Watchers: 48  
# of Bids: 22
Current Bid: $108.5
Auction Ends: 30-Jan-2023 02:01
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HUGE ROOKIE PATCH AUTO PRIZM CHRONICLES TOM BRADY SP SPORTS CARD COLLECTION LOT

Watchers: 48  
# of Bids: 30
Current Bid: $265
Auction Ends: 31-Jan-2023 02:01
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HUGE ROOKIE PATCH AUTO GRADED SLAB PSA AUTOGRAPH RPA SPORTS CARD COLLECTION LOT

Watchers: 48  
# of Bids: 27
Current Bid: $212.5
Auction Ends: 29-Jan-2023 04:01
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HUGE IMMACULATE ROOKIE PATCH AUTO LEBRON JAMES PRIZM SPORTS CARD COLLECTION LOT

Watchers: 42  
# of Bids: 28
Current Bid: $208.5
Auction Ends: 30-Jan-2023 02:01
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HUGE PATCH AUTO SP RPA SPORTS CARD COLLECTION MODERN 2020 TO 2022 OVER 300 CARDS

Watchers: 41  
# of Bids: 20
Current Bid: $107.5
Auction Ends: 29-Jan-2023 03:01
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HUGE ROOKIE PATCH SPORTS CARD LOT SERIAL # PRIZM SP SPORTS CARD COLLECTION LOT

Watchers: 37  
# of Bids: 30
Current Bid: $210
Auction Ends: 31-Jan-2023 02:01
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2011 Topps Update Mike Trout Rookie Card PSA 9 Mint #US175

Watchers: 37  
# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $619
Auction Ends: 28-Jan-2023 21:01
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HUGE 5000+ ROOKIE CHRONICLES PRIZM SELECT OPTIC SP RC SPORTS CARD COLLECTION LOT

Watchers: 36  
# of Bids: 22
Current Bid: $67
Auction Ends: 31-Jan-2023 02:01
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HUGE ROOKIE PATCH AUTO GRADED SLAB PSA AUTOGRAPH RPA SPORTS CARD COLLECTION LOT

Watchers: 32  
# of Bids: 20
Current Bid: $102.5
Auction Ends: 02-Feb-2023 03:02
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HUGE ROOKIE PATCH AUTO GRADED SLAB PSA AUTOGRAPH RPA SPORTS CARD COLLECTION LOT

Watchers: 30  
# of Bids: 9
Current Bid: $54
Auction Ends: 30-Jan-2023 03:01
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2011 Bowman Chrome Mike Trout Rookie Card #101 NM-MT+

Watchers: 29  
# of Bids: 8
Current Bid: $101
Auction Ends: 31-Jan-2023 20:01
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2011 Bowman Draft #101 Mike Trout Rookie Card RC PSA 7 NM

Watchers: 29  
# of Bids: 11
Current Bid: $81
Auction Ends: 30-Jan-2023 01:01
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Huge Sports Card Lot PSA 10 Auto RPA EVERY CARD SHOWN (1000) Hurts Burrow Luka

Watchers: 29  
# of Bids: 18
Current Bid: $83
Auction Ends: 30-Jan-2023 03:01
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2011 Bowman Draft Mike Trout Rookie Card RC #101 Angels EDGE DAMAGE

Watchers: 28  
# of Bids: 9
Current Bid: $20.5
Auction Ends: 31-Jan-2023 03:01
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🔥 2011 TOPPS UPDATE PSA 9 MIKE TROUT WITH COMPLETE 330 CARD SET ANGELS 🔥

Watchers: 27  
# of Bids: 8
Current Bid: $66
Auction Ends: 03-Feb-2023 01:02
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2011 Bowman Chrome Baseball Rookie Card of Mike Trout!!

Watchers: 25  
# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $5.5
Auction Ends: 03-Feb-2023 20:02
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HUGE 5000+ CHRONICLES PRIZM SELECT OPTIC ROOKIE SP #d SPORTS CARD COLLECTION LOT

Watchers: 25  
# of Bids: 19
Current Bid: $177.5
Auction Ends: 31-Jan-2023 02:01
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HUGE ROOKIE PATCH AUTO PRIZM OPTIC PSA ENCASED #ed SP SPORTS CARD COLLECTION LOT

Watchers: 24  
# of Bids: 11
Current Bid: $41
Auction Ends: 02-Feb-2023 02:02
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HUGE ROOKIE PATCH AUTO LUKA DONCIC PRIZM PSA CHRONICLES RPA RC SPORTS CARD LOT !

Watchers: 20  
# of Bids: 20
Current Bid: $433
Auction Ends: 02-Feb-2023 23:02
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2010 Bowman Platinum Prospects #PP5 Mike Trout Rookie Baseball Card PSA 8 Angels

Watchers: 19  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $19.5
Auction Ends: 30-Jan-2023 02:01
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