The Nutt Draw: The Nutt Draw

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As many of you may know my contributions to Quiet Speculation are a work in progress. I can’t tell you the hours I spend each week crunching down this data, mostly because I don’t keep track. I had originally intended a different topic for this week, but due to the complexity involved there wasn't enough time to fully complete it so it will be saved for another week.

So far it seems that the most popular topics have been the Buy Lists and prerelease pricing for Scars and so my back office development has tended to go in that direction a bit more than into the theoretical. This week I’ll give you some more data that is Demand Matrix focused as I prepare the spreadsheets to kick out some more gold.

My source data ( fed by eBay) has still yet to add in the Scars of Mirrodin cards so I’ve have to do that manually and it’s a massive pain. I’m working on an alternate source of data but it’s going to take some time. Adding to this, the latest data from them is just plain wrong and I can’t reliably use it to feed into my spread sheets. So as I work on fixing these issues and creating more lists and tools for you, the listener, I’m faced with the task of posting something interesting and inviting. The interesting part will hopefully sort itself out and I invite you to read on and help me shape the nature of my soap box.

Over these last months I have presented The Demand Matrix, Set EV analysis, Buy Lists, prerelease data and a guide to GP Portland. I’ve read the comments and suggestions and so will be adding more sources for the buy lists, and working on some more interactive tools for you to use. The plans for these and other additions are pretty vast and I think you’re all going to like them quite a bit. By now there should be enough regular followers who know the kinds of things I’m capable of, some dreamers who overestimate me and some trolls who are out to prove me wrong. Whatever category you place yourself in, I need your help.

I have few very interesting bits of data to present this week that I can trust, so I’ve created the following poll. In addition to this fishing expedition which will shape what I present in the future I would ask you to make comments with suggestions and ideas that might not be covered. We’re a financially focused web site, but making sense of lots of numbers isn’t all I can do for you. Please let me know anything that you’d like me to work on. The fact is that if you are a long time reader of mine (3 months on Quiet Speculation and a few more months on The Starkington Post) then you are actually a life time reader. I’m pretty new on the presenting side of this one-way communication medium.

In case you’d like to reference it for the purposes of these few questions, here is The Nutt Draw Primer.
The Nutt Draw: Primers and Glossary

All the questions are optional, but please answer those you feel you can.

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And just in case anyone wants to see how the poll in progressing, I've worked up a live results page. (Refresh this page to see the results with your contributions).

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Chris McNutt
Magic Analyst
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Chris McNutt

Born in Seattle, Washington, Chris McNutt has been playing and collecting Magic: The Gathering since Unlimited Edition. As an active player, tournament organizer and judge he regularly scrubs out of Pro Tour Qualifiers but inexplicably cleans up at the local draft tables. When not net decking Chris is either busy working as an Information Technology Sales Rep or spending time with his family. Other non-magical pastimes include playing guitar and an unhealthy number of video games. Cursed with an undying love of generating spreadsheets purely for “fun”, he’ll be crunching the numbers each week in order to serve up delicious data burritos to the salivating, hungry readers of Quiet Speculation.

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2 thoughts on “The Nutt Draw: The Nutt Draw

  1. I would love to have access to the buy list on my iPhone. That would be a very valuable resource when trading because it lets you know how much cash the cards you are trading for can be turned into. I value that info a lot higher than current retail pricing (though obviously both come into play when trading).

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