Originally Posted by 37Jetson
The hobby is in large part dying, but that is not the fault of Ebay.
This sentence is about 5 years old. I'd say mid-2000's was truly rock bottom. People like me left the hobby after the McGwire/Sosa era and it took Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper, and Mike Trout to bring many of us back. I think the hobby has seen substantial growth over the last 3 years due to those hype trains. The question is will people stay around even during off years when no megastars are driving the market? 2013 will be interesting with no real poster boys driving any of those products. Thats when we can measure whether this new growth is sustainable or not.