Ratings


Video Games

Game Discs:

  1. Brand New, Factory Sealed – Never been taken out of plastic or used. Perfect
  2. Refurbished – Has been restored to work like new.  Any discs that skip may be run through a CD/DVD Polishing Machine
  3. Used, Like New – Item has been opened, but there are no signs of wear or damage
  4. Used, Very Good – Items has been well taken care of but is used. May be one or two minor scratches on back of disc.
  5. Used, Good – Item shows wear from a lot of use, but is still in good condition and works perfectly. Wear may include: Tiny nicks or several scratches on the back of the disc
  6. Used, Acceptable: Looks okay, may have a lot of wear or scratches all over the surface, but it has been tested and proven to work perfectly.

Game Carts:

  1. Brand New, Factory Sealed – Never been taken out of plastic or used. Perfect
  2. Refurbished – Has been restored to work like new.
  3. Used, Like New – Item has been opened, but there are no signs of wear or damage
  4. Used, Very Good – Items has been well taken care of but is used.
  5. Used, Good – Item shows wear from a lot of use, but is still in good condition and works perfectly. Wear may include: Marker ink, scratches, nicks, fading, etc.
  6. Used, Acceptable: Looks okay, may have a lot of wear, but still in perfect working condition.
  7. Used - Missing Original Label: This means it could have no label or a fake on was printed and taped to it to make it look better.
  8. Used - Damaged: Anything that would cause a struggle to get the game cart in the device or broken pieces, bands, bite marks, etc.

Toys and Figures

  1. Brand New/Factory Sealed: Perfect and never taken out of original packaging.
  2. Used - Like New: Removed from packaging but kept in perfect condition.
  3. Used - Very Good: May show some very minor signs of wear from use such as a few minor scratches, nicks, etc.
  4. Used - Good: Shows more signs of wear from a lot of use but still looks great.  This could include several scratches, some minor staining or fading, nicks, slight paint peeled off in a few places etc.
  5. Used - Acceptable:  Shows a lot of wear but toy is still intact.  May have: Bite Mark, a lot of marks, scratches, nicks, pain peeling etc.  Looks okay.
  6. Damaged - Generally means a piece of the toy is not working, is broken, or pieces are missing.  or the electronics/wiring of the toy have died permanently.

 

 

10-Point Card Grading Scale

As with any type of collecting, it's always best to know the condition or grade of the collectable. To this end, Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) 10-point Grading Scale was developed as a guideline for grading trading cards. This standard was developed by a group of the nation's leading trading card experts that recognized that in order for the trading card industry to realize its true potential, an industry-wide grading standard was needed. The PSA 10-Point Grading Scale, has developed into the standard for the industry and is accepted by professional trading card dealers, collectors, and leading auction houses.

Definitions of Basic Card Grades

[ GEM-MT-10 ] Gem Mint 10 is a virtually perfect card. Attributes include four perfectly sharp corners, sharp focus, full original gloss. The card must be free of staining of any kind, but an allowance may be made for a slight printing imperfection, if it does not impair the overall appeal of the card. The image must be centered on the card within a tolerance not to exceed approximately 55/45 to 60/40 percent on the front, and 75/25 percent on the reverse.

[ MINT-9 ] Mint 9 is a superb condition card that exhibits only one of the following minor flaws: a very slight wax stain on reverse, a minor printing imperfection or slightly off-white borders. Centering must be approximately 60/40 to 65/35 or better on the front and 90/10 or better on the reverse.

[ NM-MT-8 ] Near Mint-Mint 8 is a super high end card that appears Mint 9 at first glance. But upon closer inspection, the card can exhibit the following: A very slight wax stain on reverse, slightest fraying at one or two corners, a minor printing imperfection and/or slightly off-white borders. Centering must be approximately 65/35 to 70/30 or better on the front and 90/10 or better on the reverse.

[ NM-7 ] Near Mint 7 shows a slight surface wear visible upon close inspection. There may be slight fraying on some corners. Picture focus may be slightly out-of-register. A minor printing blemish is acceptable. Slight wax staining is acceptable on the back of the card only. Most of the original gloss is retained. Centering must be approximately 70/30 to 75/25 or better on the front and 90/10 or better on the back.

[ EX-MT-6 ] Excellent-Mint 6 may have visible surface wear or a printing defect which does not detract from its overall appeal. A very light scratch may be detected only upon close inspection. Corners may have slightly graduated fraying. Picture focus may be slightly out of register. Card may show some loss of original gloss, may have minor wax stain on reverse, may exhibit very slight notching on edges and may also show some off-whiteness on borders. Centering must be 80/20 or better on the front and 90/10 or better on the reverse.

[ EX-5 ] Excellent 5 cards show very minor rounding of the corners that is becoming evident. Surface wear or printing defects are more visible. There may be minor chipping on edges. Loss of original gloss will be more apparent. Focus of picture may be slightly out of register. Several light scratches may be visible upon close inspection, but do not detract from the appeal of the card. Card may show some off-whiteness of borders. Centering must be 85/15 or better on the front and 90/10 or better on the back.

[ VG-EX-4 ] Very Good-Excellent 4 cards have corners that may be slightly rounded. Surface wear is noticeable but modest. The card may have light scuffing or light scratches. Some original gloss will be retained. Borders may be slightly off-white. A light crease may be visible. Centering must be 85/15 or better on the front and 90/10 or better on the back.

[ VG-3 ] A Very Good 3 card reveals some rounding of the corners, though not extreme. Some surface wear will be apparent, along with possible light scuffing or light scratches. Focus may be somewhat off-register and edges may exhibit noticeable wear. Much, but not all, of the card's original gloss will be lost. Borders may be somewhat yellowed and/or discolored. A crease may be visible. Printing defects are possible. Slight stain may show on obverse and wax staining on reverse may be more prominent. Centering must be 90/10 or better on the front and back.

[ G-2 ] A Good 2 card's corners show accelerated rounding and surface wear is starting to become obvious. A good card may have scratching, scuffing, light staining, or chipping of enamel on obverse. There may be several creases. Original gloss may be completely absent. Card may show considerable discoloration. Centering must be 90/10 or better on the front and back.

[ PR-FR-1 ] A Poor to Fair 1 card's corners will show extreme wear, possibly affecting framing of picture. Surface of card will show advanced stages of wear, including scuffing, scratching, pitting, chipping and staining. Picture will possibly be quite out of register and borders may have become brown and dirty. May have one or more heavy creases. A Poor card may be missing one or more small pieces, have major creasing and extreme discoloration or dirtiness throughout. Card may show noticeable warping. Centering must be 90/10 or better on the front and back.

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