When he took the golf world by storm — the entire sports world, in fact — back in 1996 and 1997, the young phenom created instant demand for a Tiger Woods rookie card.

Only problem was … the thing didn’t really exist.

Back then, golf was still pretty much an afterthought when it came to big-time sporting events and especially among collectors. But, as Tiger went about rewriting the record books and marching inexorably toward Jack Nicklaus record of 18 majors victories, the tide turned quickly in favor of the links.

Alas, Tiger ran into some much-reported trouble — mostly of his own making — and the wheels sort of fell off his legendary career.

Over the last decade or so, though, he has managed to rebuild much of his image and even added another major (the 2019 Masters) to his belt notches.

All of that has left Tiger as a stone-cold golf legend and with a strong enough hobby profile to keep collectors coming back, especially to his RCs, year after year.

For proof of that, you need look no further than the list below, showing the most watched Tiger Woods rookie card(s) on eBay right now (and check back often, as this list is updated continually).

(NOTE: The section below contains affiliate links to eBay listings for the card shown.)

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2001 Upper Deck Golf Tiger Woods Rookie RC Card #1 PSA 10 Gem Mint

Watchers: 33  
# of Bids: 4
Current Bid: $202.5
Auction Ends: 03-Oct-2022 02:10
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2001 Upper Deck Tiger Woods National VIP Promo #TW Rookie Card RC SGC 9 LOW POP!

Watchers: 21  
# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $2.25
Auction Ends: 03-Oct-2022 01:10
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2001 Upper Deck Tiger Woods #1 Rookie Card PSA 10 GEM MINT

Watchers: 20  
# of Bids: 6
Current Bid: $71
Auction Ends: 10-Oct-2022 03:10
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Tiger Woods 2001 Upper Deck #1 Rookie Card PSA 10 Gem Mint PSA# 01832278

Watchers: 17  
# of Bids: 15
Current Bid: $303
Auction Ends: 01-Oct-2022 17:10
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2001 Upper Deck Tiger Woods #1 Rookie Card PSA 9 MINT

Watchers: 16  
# of Bids: 5
Current Bid: $5
Auction Ends: 10-Oct-2022 02:10
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2001 Upper Deck Tiger Woods #1 Rookie Card PSA 9 MINT

Watchers: 16  
# of Bids: 17
Current Bid: $35
Auction Ends: 05-Oct-2022 01:10
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2001 Upper Deck Golf Tiger Woods Rookie Card RC #1 - Beautiful Card!

Watchers: 16  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $15.5
Auction Ends: 05-Oct-2022 02:10
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1997-99 GRAND SLAM VENTURES TIGER WOODS ROOKIE GOLF CARD PRO 10 GEM-MT #NNO

Watchers: 13  
# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $2.25
Auction Ends: 10-Oct-2022 01:10
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1996 Sports Illustrated for Kids Tiger Woods RC Rookie Card

Watchers: 12  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $300
Auction Ends: 05-Oct-2022 15:10
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2001 Upper Deck Tiger Woods #1 Rookie Card GOAT 🐐

Watchers: 11  
# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $22
Auction Ends: 03-Oct-2022 01:10
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1997-99 GRAND SLAM VENTURES TIGER WOODS ROOKIE GOLF CARD PRO 9.5 MINT+ #NNO

Watchers: 11  
# of Bids: 1
Current Bid: $0.99
Auction Ends: 10-Oct-2022 01:10
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2001 UPPER DECK #1 TIGER WOODS ROOKIE CARD RC, PGA GOLF, SGC 9.5 GEM MINT

Watchers: 9  
# of Bids: 8
Current Bid: $67
Auction Ends: 05-Oct-2022 02:10
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2001 UPPER DECK GOLF ROOKIE #1 CARD TIGER WOODS PSA 9 MINT

Watchers: 9  
# of Bids: 5
Current Bid: $38
Auction Ends: 05-Oct-2022 20:10
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2001 Upper Deck Tiger Woods Rookie Card RC #1 L191

Watchers: 9  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $6.5
Auction Ends: 02-Oct-2022 02:10
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2001 Upper Deck Promo Tiger Woods Williams World Challenge WCG 10 Gem Mint Card

Watchers: 8  
# of Bids: 8
Current Bid: $12.5
Auction Ends: 03-Oct-2022 02:10
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2001 UPPER DECK GOLF ROOKIE #1 CARD TIGER WOODS PSA NM-MINT

Watchers: 8  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $20.5
Auction Ends: 05-Oct-2022 20:10
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2001 Upper Deck Golf Tiger Woods Rookie Card RC #1 PSA 8 NM-MT (76) N405

Watchers: 7  
# of Bids: 1
Current Bid: $0.99
Auction Ends: 06-Oct-2022 01:10
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2001 Upper Deck Tiger Woods #1 Rookie Card PSA 6 EX-MINT

Watchers: 6  
# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $1.25
Auction Ends: 10-Oct-2022 01:10
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TIGER WOODS 1996 NIKE GOLF Sand 5570 ROOKIE CARD & 1996 NIKETOWN PROMO RC RARE

Watchers: 6  
# of Bids: 1
Current Bid: $9.99
Auction Ends: 06-Oct-2022 01:10
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2001 Tiger Woods ‘Black Label' Rookie Card. BGS 10! Upper Deck #1

Watchers: 6  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $11250
Auction Ends: 01-Oct-2022 20:10
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Upper Deck 2001 Tiger Woods Rookie Golf Card #1 RC

Watchers: 6  
# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $1.25
Auction Ends: 06-Oct-2022 12:10
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1997 Cardwon Promo Taiwan Tiger Woods Golf Time People ROOKIE Card PSA 9 Graded

Watchers: 6  
# of Bids: 1
Current Bid: $185
Auction Ends: 01-Oct-2022 21:10
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2001 Upper Deck Golf Gallery #GG4 Tiger Woods *3 card lot* RC Rookie PSA 10/9/8

Watchers: 5  
# of Bids: 4
Current Bid: $56
Auction Ends: 04-Oct-2022 01:10
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2001 Tiger Woods ‘Black Label' Rookie Card. BGS 10! Upper Deck #1

Watchers: 5  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $11250
Auction Ends: 01-Oct-2022 20:10
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TIGER WOODS 2001 UPPER DECK Rookie Card - PSA NM-MT 8.5 - ser# 43540853

Watchers: 5  
# of Bids: 0
Current Bid: $19.99
Auction Ends: 02-Oct-2022 23:10
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