Alex Rodriguez Rookie Card – Value and Checklist (Essential Investment Guide)


alex rodriguez rookie card values

Alex Rodriguez (aka Arod) was born on 7/27/1975 in New York, NY.

He was drafted by the Seattle Mariners with the 1st pick of the 1993 MLB Draft.

ARod only played for three teams during his MLB career; Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and the New York Yankees.



Unfortunately, he made the unwise decision to use PED’s and confessed: “Yes, I used steroids from fake Miami doctor…

Like Barry Bonds, we still expect him to someday make the Baseball HOF but with an asterisk.


Best Alex Rodriguez Rookie Cards

1994 SP Foil #15 Alex Rodriguez Seattle Mariners RC (buy on eBay)

alex rodriguez upper deck rookie card

One of the more popular Alex Rodrigues RC’s and one the most expensive.

The SP Foil card is numbered #15 and the back reads “A promotional to Jacksonville was 1993 No. 1 Pick Alex Rodriguez’s reward for his phenomenal start to 1994. In 65 games with the class-A Appleton Foxes, the shortstop batted .319, with 14 homers, 55 RBI’s and 16 stolen bases…

This card is usually available on eBay and not hard to find but still a great card for any ARod fanboy.

Please note this is not the Alex Rodriguez rookie card Upper Deck special edition card. Some collectors get this card confused with the special edition.


1994 Alex RODRIGUEZ Leaf Limited ROOKIE PHENOMS #10 (buy on eBay)

arod rookie card

This card is slightly harder to get vs the Upper Deck card as there were only 3 for sale on eBay at the time of this write-up.

The card is numbered #10 and shows ARod throwing the ball in a blue Seattle Mariners jersey.


1994 SP Holoview Blue Alex Rodriguez Rookie Card #33 (buy on eBay)

alex rodriguez rookie card values

This is a gorgeous Arod rookie card and is probably out favorite.

The card features Alex walking with his bat and glove with a crazy orange sky behind him.

Numbered #33 the back reads “Seattle’s top selection – and the top selection overall – in the 1993 amateur draft, wunderkind Alex Rodriguez has erased any doubt that the Mariners made a wise choice. At the end of May 1994, the 18-year-olds first professional season, Rodrigues led class-A Appleton in hits, doubles, triples, homers and RBI’s. He also had 10 steals and was named the Midwest player of the week twice.”


1994 Alex Rodriguez Rookie Card Flair #340 (buy on eBay)

Alex Rodriguez Rookie Card Flair

A fairly inexpensive ARod rookie card that can sometimes be found on eBay auctions.

The card is numbered #340 and shows a picture of Rodriguez before and after hitting a baseball.



Related: Derek Jeter Rookie Card (Best Cards)


Alex Rodriguez Rookie Card Value

ARod rookie card values should steadily increase over the years (think blue-chip stocks).

For a while there it appeared they would tank but ARod has revitalized his career via broadcasting and dating J-LO (people seem to forget all about him testing positive for PEDS).

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  • Collector’s Choice #647 Alex Rodriguez RC
  • Flair #340 Alex Rodriguez RC
  • Fleer Update #86 Alex Rodriguez RC
  • SP #15 Alex Rodriguez FOIL RC
  • Sportflics Rookie & Traded #148 Alex Rodriguez RC
  • Upper Deck #24 Alex Rodriguez RC
  • Alex Rodriguez RC 1994 Action Packed Rookie Card#1


Best ARod Baseball Cards (not rookie cards)

alex rodriguez cards worth money

2005 Bowman Best Mirror Image Alex Rodriguez and Cal Ripken Jr #d /50

2019 Topps Transcendent Framed Alex Rodriguez Signed AUTO /25

2006 Bowman Draft Alex Rodriguez Justin Upton Dual Autograph /174

2019 Topps Transcendent Green Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees AUTO /15


Investment Outlook

Were not huge fans of ARod and aren’t too interested in holding too many of his rookie cards.

Buy 1 or 2 for your portfolio but that is it.

Moderate Buy


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