What are the Card Grading Conditions / Grade Guidelines?
NM Near Mint or better
Near Mint or Better. Centering must be 75/25 or better on the front. In addition, one of the following minor flaws is allowed. Very slight wear on one to three corners, slight wax stain or color and focus imperfection or printing blemishes.
Excellent-Mint or better
Excellent-Mint or better. Centering no worse than 80/20. No more than two of the following flaws are allowed: two or three fuzzy corners, slightly rough edges, very minor border discoloration, minor print spots, color or focus imperfections.
Excellent or better
Excellent or better. Centering no worse than 80/20 with four fuzzy corners. May also have rough edges, minor border discoloration and minor print spots, color or focus imperfections.
Very Good or better
Very Good or Better. Centering must be 85/15 or better on the front. In addition the card may have very minor rounding of the corners, a minor "ding," some rough edges, print spots, color or focus imperfection and/or some off-whiteness of borders.
Poor or better
Poor or better. Centering must be 90/10. In addition, the card's corners will show extreme wear with rounding. There will be advanced stages of scratching, staining, scuffing and chipping. Original gloss may be gone and several major creases may be apparent.