TCG Plus Card Condition Guide
Every card purchasable on our website has been given a condition. These conditions are there to inform you of the card’s potential flaws, and to avoid dissapointed when purchasing on our website. On this page you will learn about our types of condition, the standards we have assigned to them, and how to know beforehand what state the card is in that you will receive.
Please note that foil cards and cards from older sets (1996 – 2006) are not as harshly graded as other cards, since these tend to damage easier over time. This may cause the cards to have a few extra tiny flaws. Other attributes such as centering are not taken into account when assessing the cards.
Cards in Near Mint condition are the most pristine available in our store. They show minimal to no wear or flaws on the surface, edges or corners. Scratches range from non-existent to 1 or 2 tiny scratches. These are almost always booster fresh, or have been sleeved immediatly and kept in near perfect condition. Tiny nicks or marks are only acceptable when not clearly visible without close inspection. For any serious collector, Near Mint is the way to go.
The Near Mint acceptance range includes cards with no imperfections to cards with a few minor imperfections.
Cards in Lightly Played condition are often still very close to Near Mint condition cards, but can have more noticable nicks, scratches and edge/border wear. These flaws are almost always on the back of card, and are still in very good condition.
The Lightly Played acceptance range includes cards with a few minor imperfections to cards with more noticable nicks, scratches and imperfections.
Cards in Moderately Played condition are often played cards that have more noticable imperfections. These imperfections are still mild compared to a Heavy Played condition card, but will have easily spotted flaws such as edge wear, whitening, scratches and very small creases in any combination. They do however never feature big creases, writing or water damage.
The Moderately Played acceptance range includes cards with more noticable nicks, scratches and imperfections to cards with easily spotted flaws on the edges, corners, front and back, as well as whitening and scratches.
Cards in Heavily Played condition are cards that have been used extensively, are will stand out among other cards as noticeably scratched, small to medium creases, edge wear and whitening. This goes for both the front and back, with the back most often being the most heavily played. Water damage can occur, but only to a smaller amount.
The Heavily Played acceptance range includes cards with easily spotted flaws on the edges, corners, front and back, as well as whitening and scratches to cards that have been used extensively, and show major flaws on almost every part of the card.
Cards in Damaged condition are cards that have been through it all. The range from a big crease that ruined a perfectly good card, to a card that’s hardly recognizable as a card. They can feature every imperfection there is to the maximum extent. Please note that by our standards, any card that has any form of writing on it is immediately deemed as damaged.
The Damaged acceptance range includes cards that have been used extensively, and show major flaws on almost every part of the card to cards that can have any form of damage to the maximum extent, or have been written on.