Card Condition Guide

Mint / Near Mint

A card in Mint / Near Mint condition will have no more than very minor wear, or may have a minor nick along one edge of the card.

Excellent

A card in Excellent condition will show signs of minor play. A card in this condition may exhibit one or more of the following:

  • Very small marks on the sides of card
  • Light wear around one or more edges of the card
  • Minor corner wear
  • Minor surface scratches
  • Small binder bending
  • Foils - minor clouding

Good

A card in Good condition will show more significant wear. A card in this condition may exhibit one or more of the following:

  • Whitening around multiple sides
  • Fading/whitening of front and/or back surface of the card
  • Shuffling marks/creases at the edges of the card
  • Distinct corner wear
  • Moderate binder bending
  • Clearly visible surface scratches
  • Minor creasing
  • Minor inking
  • Very minor water damage
  • Foils - major clouding

Heavily Played

A card in Heavily Played Condition is a card that shows more significant wear or damage, and will not generally be sold on our website. A card in this condition may exhibit one or more of the following:

  • Major Inking
  • Physical Damage (minor tearing or holes)
  • Heavy corner wear
  • Major front or back whitening
  • Creases
  • Major water damage
  • Writing on the front or back of the card
  • Major shuffle creases
  • Cards with very obvious surface damage, minor indentations etc
  • Heavy, consistent, border wear