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We will have recently switched to a new grading system to help you with grading conditions on a more universal level as many stores use different systems. We have included the old condition if applicable after the one that it has changed to.

 

NM: A NM card will be almost indistinguishable as a card fresh out of the pack. NM cards may show a few small specks of wear close inspection but will look virtually flawless from a distance of around 6 inches (15 centimeters). There will be minimal to no scratching on the surfaces from shuffling or play. NM foils will show no scuffing and minimal fogging on the card face.

 

NM- - : This card is very close to NM but may show very light wear on up to two edges and with minimal to no surface scratching. This is NOT the same as NM.
Cards priced equal to or greater than $10 will be sold in this condition.

Light Play (SP/EX+): This card shows definite but fairly minor whitening and wear on the card with light to moderate surface scratching. Minor face wear may be present.
Foils in this condition may show light clouding and wear on the face of the card.
NM- cards with buy prices less than $5 will be purchased as this condition.

Heavily Played (PL/HP/EX and below):
This card will show major wear which includes but is not limited to; consistent wear on most if not all edges, light to moderate face wear, dents, has been played and shows moderate wear on most or all edges and light to moderate face wear. Some HP cards may have a slight bend or dent but no definitive creases.

Damaged (Poor): This card, while still tournament legal, shows solid creasing, has been inked, or will have very heavy whitening on most if not all edges combined with heavy face wear. All damaged cards outside of a sleeve will be considered marked cards. Very few cards will fall under this condition from play wear alone.

WE DO NOT CURRENTLY PURCHASE CREASED, BENT, TORN, ALTERED, OR INKED CARDS.
Signed cards that have been signed by the artist that made them will be accepted.

 


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