Near Mint: Cards in Near Mint condition show little to no wear from shuffling or play. While a card that is graded at Near Mint may have a small scratch or nick, generally it will be indistinguishable in an unsleeved deck from other Near Mint cards.
Lightly Played: Cards in Light Play condition show minor wear from shuffling or play. They may have mild border or corner wear, slight scratching or scuffing on the front or back and some whitening along the edges.
Moderately Played: Cards in Moderate Play condition show moderate wear, but are still legal for tournament play if sleeved. They may have creases from shuffling, extensive border wear, whitening along the back or front, major scratches or nicks, minor water damage and in some cases slight inking along the border.
Heavily Played: Cards in Heavily Played condition show a severe amount of wear. Heavily Played cards can include cards that have have been written on, have major creasing, folding, heavy water damage, heavy whitening, heavy border wear, major inking (white-bordered cards that are markered on front to look black-bordered), or tearing.
Damaged: Cards in Damaged condition are those with major water damage, major inking, easily noticeable bends or creases, writing on the back, tearing, pieces missing or that otherwise display signs of major wear.
Please double check your cards for condition before sending them in. We try to be fair and accurate in our grading, so please make it as easy as possible for us by ensuring that the cards you are sending are Near Mint.