I also don't think digital cards make much sense. But I think MLB needs something for new tech that appeals to the audience the way that cards once did.
Few people born after 2000 care about physical collections.
As a kid, here's what I liked about cards:
- bonding with friends
You can get stats/trivia and pictures everywhere now. But I see a void now for the bonding/community aspect, as well as a modern form of collection.
I'm not saying cards should go digital -- simply changing the medium and not the product is a recipe for failure. But something new that creates that enthusiasm.