Card Conditions Guide

Near Mint

Near Mint cards will have some imperfections and show minimal wear but it will be minor, and few in number. These cards can range from 'Mint' to Excellent. Overall these are in excellent or better condition and ideal for a player who wants cards in excellent shape for their decks that are tournament legal. These cards may not be ideal for the "Mint" card collector.

  • A few nicks or dings
  • Light edge wear
  • Light corner wear
  • Minor scratches or scuffs
  • Other minor imperfections


Played cards will have more noticeable or more imperfections, but should still be tournament playable in sleeves. While most items with this condition are not recommended for collectors, they are ideal for players looking for a cheaper option to use in their decks. These flaws can include but are not limited to:

  • Edgewear
  • Scuffing
  • Warping
  • Corner wear
  • Moderate nicks or dings
  • Impressions
  • A very minor crease

Too many of these imperfections will cause a card to be graded Played.

Damaged and Unacceptable Items

We do not buy some items that have too much wear or more severe flaws. This includes but is not limited to the examples below:

  • Larger or more abundant creases
  • Severe scratches
  • Water damage
  • Writing, ink markings
  • Peeling or splitting sides/corners
  • Cuts, tears or other structurally compromising flaws

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