MY GRADING SCALE
Grade will be portrayed at the end of Title in most cases.
NEAR MINT/MINT - (NM/M): I will never call a card MINT even if card is Flawless! Instead I will use NM/MINT. Card is Perfect! Crisp Clean! The smallest nicks may pass.
NEAR MINT (NM): Close to Mint! Crisp clean! A Beautiful card that COULD have one or more of the following; slight scuffs on surface, not seen at first glance. Very faint nicks around edges. Very slight scratches on surface.
EXCELLENT (EX/EXC): Still a beautiful card with imperfections starting to become a bit more prominent. Such as, scratches, scuffs, edge wear, slightly dull corners. A small/tiny crease may show, not seen at first glance.
Light Play (LP/LPL): Card was lightly played with! Maybe suffered some abuse for a small period of time. Card may have been used by hands without protective sleeves. Corners, edges, surfaces, all start to show signs of wear. A small crease may be present. Still not terrible overall!
PLAYED (PL): Card was Played with. Not protected during life span. Serious signs of wear start to show at first glance. Will have all the normal signs of wear plus maybe some additional. A more serious crease or creases may appear. Surface wear is a lot more noticeable. Corners and edges have much more serious damage than conditions above.
HEAVY PLAY (HVYPL): Card was Not cared for! All signs of wear will show. Possible creases,minor tears, dirt scuffs, anything else imaginable could be wrong.