So, I don't have any kids of my own, but my close friend's kids are around the 5-8 age range. I guess the new rage is to WATCH someone play video games on Youtube rather than actually playing the game to experience it for yourself and, you know, getting some feeling of achievement as you progress.
Well, this may take collecting to a whole new level. Rather than chase cards that I've been hunting for 20+ years, I think I'll just watch Youtube videos of people showing off the cards that they have in their collections and see if that gives the same satisfaction as actually acquiring the card myself. For instance, I found a video of a guy who was showing off a 1952 Topps Mantle...WOW! UNBELIEVABLE! I can't believe I was lucky enough to snag such a video! It's in my video collection and is for trade if anyone wants to swap for a video of a 1996 Select Certified Mirror Gold Frank Thomas #1. I'd prefer a high quality video or even HD because this is a '52 Topps Mantle video you're trading for. Let's deal!
Obviously, this post is pure sarcasm and I'm being facetious, but I do find it sad that kids' interests are moving in this direction.