Card collecting has really gone down hill, IMO. It used to be that the best players in the league had the most valuable cards. Now it is just which specific card is "Hot"......doesn't have much to do with the player as just which card is most popular at the moment. Then when that popularity falls so does the value. Back in the day the most valuable cards, best players, kept their value or even continued to go up if it looked like they were headed for the HOF. It seems like the stock market anymore....things rise and fall, rise and fall. I'd probably still collect cards if it never really changed but I haven't for quite some time now....though I do still have all my cards downstairs somewhere!