Card Grading Guide

Please note that all of our cards are graded in-house and as such, we cannot guarantee that the below information would accurately reflect the card received.
This is merely the guideline that we go by when grading our products and should serve as such.

Near Mint

Cards in Near Mint (NM) condition show little to no wear from shuffling, play or handling and can have crisp corners and unblemished edges outside of a few minimal flaws. A Near Mint card may have a tiny edge nick or a tiny scratch or two, but overall look nearly unplayed with no major defects or flaws.

The border of NM card can have small white spots, but they must be few and very small. When the card is inspected under bright daylight, the surface must generally appear clean.

A Near Mint (NM) card should look as though it has been freshly opened from a pack with only minimal wear from sleeving, transportation, or storage

Lightly Played

Cards in Lightly Played (LP) condition may have minor border or corner wear or even just slight scuffs or scratches. There are no major defects such as liquid damage, bends or issues with the structural integrity of the card. Noticeable imperfections are okay, but none should be too severe or at too high a volume.

A Lightly Played (LP) card may look as if it has been used without sleeves for an small period of time.


Moderately Played

Cards in Moderately Played (MP) condition can have border wear, corner wear, scratching or scuffing, creases or whitening or any combination of mild examples of these marks.

A Moderately Played (MP) card may look as if it has been used without sleeves for an extended amount of time.


Heavily Played

Cards in Heavily Played (HP) condition show a severe amount of wear. Cards with less than 30% of the surface being liquid damaged are typically accepted but may be considered Damaged if especially detrimental. HP cards can have major creasing, whitening and border wear if the card can still be sleeve playable.



Cards in Damaged condition can exhibit a tear, bend or crease that may make the card illegal for tournament play, even in a sleeve. If more than 30% of the card is damaged by liquid, it's considered Damaged. Cards in Damaged condition may have extreme border wear, extreme corner wear, heavy scratching or scuffing, folds, creases or tears or other damages that impacts the structural integrity of the card.