Did it have to be the 1050 Ti? Performance-wise, that card was a bit mediocre even when it came out over four years ago. Even in late 2016, it was already possible to get an RX 480 with over 50% more performance for just a little more. Aside from low power draw that allowed it to be paired with low-end PSUs, it didn't really have much going for it. At least until the previous crypto-fad hit, and the card was weak enough to where it managed to get by with relatively modest price hikes that didn't put it much over $200, making it one of the only cards available within a mainstream gamer's budget for quite a while. That's probably much of the reason it still has a fairly large install base.
But at this point, it's doesn't make for a very good option when faster low-power cards, like the 1650 and 1650 SUPER have been out since 2019. Those are built on a similar process node and sold at a similar price point, so there isn't much point in making 1050 Tis at this point, aside from getting rid of old GDDR5 chips. Though as was mentioned, 1650s can use GDDR5 as well. A 1650 tends to be around 25-35% faster depending on the version, and a 1650 SUPER more like 75% faster than a 1050 Ti, so that card should be more or less obsolete as far as new hardware sales go. And of course, it's over four years later now, and new games have become more demanding, which will only become more of an issue as they start targeting the new consoles. The 1050 Ti couldn't even reliably push 1080p60 at high settings in many AAA releases back in 2016, let alone now.