What is this?
We in The North Pacific love trading cards! Naturally, we want to know more about how the card market is doing. For this, we decided to start keeping track of a few numbers and make some graphs. These include things such as the number of cards and money being traded each day, the number of nations active trading cards, the number of cards that can be spawned and the odds of getting them, the daily market value of some of the most valuable cards, and many more. We also decided to make this data and graphs available to everyone, in case others find this data interesting as well.
Below we include a few graphs (you can click on the images to be taken to interactive versions of the same graphs). For the full range of data and graphs, you can use the following resources, which have data starting from June 3rd, 2019:
The card statistics spreadsheet, which includes the raw data for all the graphs and a lot more. The spreadsheet updates every day at around 8:00 am ET.
The trade records, which includes logs of all trades taking place each day. The records update every minute.
The deck value records, which includes daily records of the top 100 decks by value, as well as world aggregates. The records update every day at around 7:00 am ET.
Can I subscribe to have card-related data logged?
Yes you can! We offer three types of subscriptions:
Data is recorded daily at around 1:00 am ET. Currently, the recorded data takes the form of XML files identical to those provided by the cards API, stored separately for each day. In the future, we plan to add some automated graphs, e.g., plotting a card's MV and number of owners over time, etc.
You can subscribe by posting in the card market watch forum thread. Please make sure to follow the instructions in the opening post of that thread. All subscription requests will first be reviewed by the Guildmaster of The North Pacific Cards Guild before being added to the above lists of subscribers - this is a precaution step to avoid unreasonable subscription requests (e.g., "track all 1,000 nations in region X", etc.).
What if I still have questions?
The following graphs show how many trades take place each day. They also break down the total trades along various categories, such as rarity of traded card, auction versus gift, and season.
The following graphs show how much money changes hands each day. The graphs also break down the total volume per card rarity and per season.
Legendary market value
The following graph show the average and median market value of all legendary cards available in Season 1 and Season 2.
The following graphs show the number of unique nations involved in card trading, including break downs with respect to type of trade (auction or gift), role (seller or buyer), and season.
Average pack junk value
The following graphs show the amount of bank you will earn on average if you junk all of the cards you find in a pack, per season.
Number of cards and card odds
The following graphs show the number of cards that can normally appear in packs, that is, cards that belong to nations that have not ceased-to-exist, separately for each season. The graphs show both total and per-rarity-category counts, as well as the odds that a card in an opened pack will be in each of the rarity categories. Note that all "pullable" cards have the same odds of appearing in a pack, regardless of rarity. The odds are for each entire rarity category.
The following graphs show the total value of all decks in the world, as well as of the top 1, 10, and 100 decks by value, both as absolunte numbers and as world percentage.
This dispatch is updated automatically on a daily basis. Please do not edit manually.