The organized collecting hobby started in about 1935. I don't think it will end anytime in the next 50 yrs. Baseball is the National Pastime and cards will always be collected. I have seen a ton of younger collectors, after collecting the newer stuff, venture back to the vintage. And vintage isn't as much about prospects and the ups and downs that go with it. However, it is where a lot more discretionary income is spent. The older you get the more expensive the toys become!!