Originally Posted by NeedChapmans
I'd fight you to the death on this one. There is no way, this hobby is gaining in popularity. I think you're seeing the current generation investing more / not a new generation of collectors.
That's okay too. If 10 guys spend $10,000 each that's the same as 100 guys spending $100 each. Growth is growth. When the American economy goes up it's not due to population increases, it's due to the current population spending more money. It's a good parallel. Maybe the "card" economy is just good now even if physical numbers of collectors aren't necessarily growing. There is no doubt though that revenue and sales have gone up each year for Topps since 2010. Someone is buying.