Is the Hobby too Easy to Manipulate?
Is it too easy for anyone to manipulate the value a certain player's cards / an individual card right now?
Either by cornering the market in certain areas and driving up realized prices, or by "hyping up" a certain player or card to a large following on social media?
There have to be investment groups looking into how to control the card market. It just seems way too easy with all the pricing tools / graphs / and ways to promote the hype. And in theory, it can be cycled over and over again (buy in the dip, build up the hype / prices, sell off, then repeat once prices settle back down), generating a pretty fair profit each time. The risk is minimal to none - especially with retired / established players.