Card Condition Guide

Full Grip Games Card Condition Guide


Near Mint (NM)

Near Mint condition cards show minimal or no wear from play or handling and will have an unmarked surface, crisp corners, and otherwise pristine edges outside of minimal handling. A Near Mint card does not guarantee a high professional grading score, and centering is not guaranteed.

Lightly Played (LP)

Lightly Played condition cards can have slight border or corner wear, or possibly minor scratches. No major defects are present. Lightly Played condition foils may have slight fading, slight wear, or small scratches on the card face.

Moderately Played (MP)

Moderately Played condition cards have moderate wear, or flaws apparent to the naked eye. Moderately Played condition cards can show moderate border wear, mild corner wear, scratches, minor creases or fading, light dirt buildup, or any combination of these defects.

Heavily Played (HP)

Heavily Played condition cards exhibit signs of heavy wear. Heavily Played condition cards may include cards that have significant creasing, folding, minor water damage, heavy whitening, or heavy border wear.

Damaged (D)

Damaged condition cards show obvious tears, bends, or creases that could make the card illegal for tournament play, even when sleeved. Damaged condition cards have massive border wear, possible writing or inking (ex. white-bordered cards with black-markered front borders), massive corner wear, prevalent scratching, folds, creases or tears.