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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PSA 10 GEM MINT 2001 Upper Deck TIGER WOODS ROOKIE Golf Card #1 PGA Tour RC

Watchers: 29  
# of Bids: 25
Current Bid: $325
Auction Ends: 27-Jun-2022 01:06
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TIGER WOODS 2001 SP AUTHENTIC PREVIEWS ROOKIE CARD #21 GEM MINT 9.5 BGS RC

Watchers: 22  
# of Bids: 15
Current Bid: $38
Auction Ends: 28-Jun-2022 02:06
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2001 SP AUTHENTIC PREVIEW #51 TIGER WOODS RC (HOF) PSA 10 GEM MT Rookie Card

Watchers: 22  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $45
Auction Ends: 26-Jun-2022 23:06
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2001 Upper Deck Golf Tiger Woods Rookie Card RC #1 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT M82

Watchers: 19  
# of Bids: 11
Current Bid: $129.5
Auction Ends: 30-Jun-2022 01:06
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2001 UPPER DECK TIGER WOODS ROOKIE GOLF CARD #1

Watchers: 18  
# of Bids: 5
Current Bid: $6.5
Auction Ends: 02-Jul-2022 01:07
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BGS 7 NM w/ 10 1996 NIKE TOWN TIGER WOODS ROOKIE Golf Promo Card PGA Tour

Watchers: 18  
# of Bids: 16
Current Bid: $19.5
Auction Ends: 27-Jun-2022 01:06
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1997 AWESOME ATHLETES BOOKMARKS #NN TIGER WOODS RC PSA 9 MINT Rookie Year "Card"

Watchers: 17  
# of Bids: 16
Current Bid: $55
Auction Ends: 26-Jun-2022 23:06
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Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler and Camilo Villegas Incredible 4-Card Golf Lot

Watchers: 15  
# of Bids: 10
Current Bid: $25
Auction Ends: 27-Jun-2022 01:06
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2001 UPPER DECK GOLF TIGER WOODS ROOKIE CARD #1 UD RC

Watchers: 15  
# of Bids: 10
Current Bid: $15.5
Auction Ends: 27-Jun-2022 00:06
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PRO 10 GEM MINT 1997-99 Grand Slam TIGER WOODS ROOKIE Golf Card PGA Tour RC

Watchers: 15  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $45
Auction Ends: 27-Jun-2022 01:06
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TIGER WOODS ROOKIE CARD #1 1ST RC 2001 UPPER DECK UD GOLF

Watchers: 15  
# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $10.5
Auction Ends: 28-Jun-2022 02:06
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PRO 9.8 1997-99 Grand Slam TIGER WOODS ROOKIE Golf Card PGA Tour RC Sports

Watchers: 14  
# of Bids: 10
Current Bid: $9.5
Auction Ends: 27-Jun-2022 01:06
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Upper Deck SP GameUsed Edition 2021 Golf PGA Hobby Box - 5 Cards Per Box - NEW

Watchers: 13  
# of Bids: 6
Current Bid: $172.5
Auction Ends: 27-Jun-2022 01:06
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2001 Upper Deck Golf Tiger Woods Rookie Card RC #1 PSA 9 MINT

Watchers: 12  
# of Bids: 5
Current Bid: $36
Auction Ends: 28-Jun-2022 20:06
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2001 UPPER DECK DIGITAL E-CARD #E-TW TIGER WOODS RC ROOKIE BGS 9.5 A3774-131

Watchers: 12  
# of Bids: 9
Current Bid: $19.5
Auction Ends: 27-Jun-2022 00:06
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2001 Upper Deck Golf Woods Collection Tiger Woods Rookie 2 Card Lot PSA 9 Mint

Watchers: 11  
# of Bids: 12
Current Bid: $22.5
Auction Ends: 29-Jun-2022 01:06
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2001 Upper Deck Golf #1 Tiger Woods rookie card PSA 10 Gem Mint RC

Watchers: 11  
# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $237.5
Auction Ends: 30-Jun-2022 05:06
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KSA 9 Mint+ 2001 Upper Deck TIGER WOODS ROOKIE Golf Card #1 PGA Tour RC

Watchers: 10  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $31
Auction Ends: 27-Jun-2022 01:06
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2001 UPPER DECK E-CARD #E-TW TIGER WOODS RC ROOKIE BGS 9.5 GEM MINT A6670-552

Watchers: 10  
# of Bids: 10
Current Bid: $18.54
Auction Ends: 27-Jun-2022 00:06
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1997-99 GRAND SLAM VENTURES TIGER WOODS ROOKIE GOLF CARD PRO 9.8 N-GEM #NNO

Watchers: 9  
# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $2
Auction Ends: 04-Jul-2022 01:07
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2001 Upper Deck TIGER WOODS Rookie Card #1 RC PSA 10 PSA FRESH! GM PERFECT! Fore

Watchers: 9  
# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $317
Auction Ends: 03-Jul-2022 00:07
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2001 Tiger Woods Upper Deck Golf Rookie Card PSA 9 Mint #1

Watchers: 8  
# of Bids: 14
Current Bid: $68
Auction Ends: 27-Jun-2022 01:06
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2001 U D - TIGER WOODS -97' MASTERS - METAL COLLECTIBLE LE -CARD - & CASE -NM

Watchers: 8  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $18.5
Auction Ends: 02-Jul-2022 15:07
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2001 UPPER DECK #124 TIGER WOODS RC PSA 9 MINT (Rookie Card)

Watchers: 8  
# of Bids: 11
Current Bid: $16.75
Auction Ends: 26-Jun-2022 23:06
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2001 Upper Deck Golf Tiger Woods Rookie Card RC #1 PGA (B) I840

Watchers: 8  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $18.5
Auction Ends: 29-Jun-2022 12:06
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