Condition Guide sells cards graded as Mint/Near Mint, Excellent, Lightly Played, Moderately Played, Heavily Played and Damaged. Card grading is a contentious topic amongst TCG players and collectors and a cards grade can vary from one seller to the next. The following guide is how we would describe our grades and what condition you can expect to receive. If you have any questions please contact us at:

Mint/Near Mint:

A card in M/NM condition will show minimal or no wear. On close inspection one or two minor imperfections might be noticed such as a white spot on the edge, a small scratch or a printing defect. If you are a collector looking for a Mint condition card we suggest contacting us for more information before purchasing. 


Cards in Excellent condition will show very minimal wear at first glance or inside a sleeve. Overall still in great condition but on close inspection minor imperfections can be seen such as light scratches, edge wear, printing defects, clouding or minor indentations.

Lightly Played:

A LP card will have a few more visible imperfections. It will still look good at first glance when put inside a sleeve, perfect for players who want to save some money. On close inspection you could see larger light scratches, edge wear, indentations, clouding or scuffing. 

Moderately Played:

On MP cards you will start seeing some more major issues. The card should still be in its original shape but there may be creasing, heavier scratches, edge wear, larger indentations or heavier scuffing. 

Heavily Played:

Cards in HP condition have begun to lose their original shape as well as the other issues stated in MP. The corners might be rounding or some delamination has started to occur on the edges. When put in a sleeve a HP card should still have it's structural integrity and be playable. 


Cards that are Damaged will rarely appear on the site. We will only list a Damaged card if it is sought after and desirable in any condition. The main difference between a Damaged and HP card will be a loss in structural integrity. This means the card is flimsy to the touch or missing some cardboard/foiling. The card may not be legal for tournament use.