With the advances in training, nutrition, off season workouts, etc... comparing ages now isnt anything special imo.
The only way to do it is to look at the deviation from the mean at the current period. Comparing numbers at face value without context is worthless. So we pretty much agree.
But, with respect to Ibanez, there's no other 41 year olds doing this, so it's special. Factor in he's facing better comp, even moreso.