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What is the condition like of the cards we sell?

Given all cards are second-hand, condition is always going to be a concern for customers.

Not to worry though: all cards we have listed are at least Near Mint (NM) condition unless otherwise specified in the individual product's description.

Please note: For every order we receive, we will check each card therein and send photos to the customer - front and back - of any cards we do not think meet the minimum condition requirement specified above.

 

What are the condition types used?

We try to keep it simple enough for anyone to understand, and use the following to describe card conditions where necessary:

  • Mint – The very best condition; there is no perceivable damage upon inspecting the card (with human eyes).
    Example of what we would describe as Mint condition:

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  • Near Mint+ – The card would be mint if not for the smallest mark or scratch that is easy to miss.

  • Near Mint – There may be one or two small marks or scratches on the card, but otherwise it is in mint condition.

  • Excellent – There are a few marks and scratches, but the card is still generally in excellent condition.

  • Light Play – The card has clearly been played and physically handled numerous times over the years, as there is very noticeable edge-wear or other damage visible.
    Example of what we would describe as Light Play condition:

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Please note:  If the card is quite valuable and from one of the very first sets to be released, it will have the condition listed in its description.

But again - for every order we receive, we will check each card therein and send photos to the customer - front and back - of any cards we do not think meet the minimum condition requirement of Near Mint.

 

We hope this has helped to clarify things for you!..

..and for those curious, all of our cards are stored sleeved securely in a dust-free environment at a bare-minimum. The older and/or more valuable cards are of course stored with additional protection.