ツツツ Trying to help my son with collection, would accept any condition cards apart from 'Sun & Moon Era' and 'Sword & Shield Era' - I require them Mint condition Only, as he is doing master sets - so want them in tip top condition. ツツツ
❗ IN MY OPINION MINT CARD IS CARD WITH NO OBVIOUS DAMAGE APART FROM MANUFACTURED IMPERFECTION - LIKE BAD CUT OR CORNER WHITENING.❗
❗ SO... TO AVOID CONFUSION OR DISAGREEMENT AFTER TRADE, I AM STATING MY CARD CONDITIONS BASED ON PSA GRADING METHOD, AND COMPARE AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE TO CONDITIONS ON HERE, CARDS REALLY WILL GO CASE BY CASE AND CAN BE CONFIRMED VIA EMAIL OR WHATSAPP ❗
❗ ANYTHING STATED MINT - IS BOOSTER FRESH, ALL HAVE BEEN SLEEVED INDIVIDUALLY - NON HOLOS, HOLOS, REVERSES ETC (UNFORTUNATELLY MAJORITY BOOSTERS I HAVE OPENED HAS SOME SORT OF FLAWS - WHICH STILL COUNTS AS MINT UNDER PSA GRADING.)❗
❗ ANYTHING LISTED VERY GOOD AND BELOW - IS SECOND HAND - SO CONDITIONS MIGHT VARY❗
UNFORTUNATELY I DO NOT HAVE TIME TO GO THRU EVERY SINGLE CARD (6000) ON VERY DETAILED SPECIFICS, BUT IF YOU ARE SPECIFICLY AFTER GEM MINT CARDS - WITH NO IMPERFECTIONS - I CAN CHECK IF I HAVE YOUR REQUESTED CARD IN THIS CONDITION. IF YOU WISH TO SEE OTHER CARD CONDITION, I CAN MAKE PICTURES WITH PROPER CAMERA ZOOMED IN AND OUT ETC. (◕‿-)
MY GRADING AS FOLLOWS (UNDER EACH POKECHANGE CONDITION VARIETY OF CARDS COULD HAVE - JUST FEEL FREE TO ASK):
ღღღ Gem Mint 10 – trading card to be nothing other than perfect.
ღღღ Mint 9 – A superb condition trading card with only very minor flaws, perhaps a minor printing imperfection from when the trading card was manufactured, maybe not quite perfect in terms of the centring of the print on the card.
✨ NEAR MINT ✨
ღღღ Near Mint 8 – At a glance to an untrained eye, this level of card could look as good as a Mint 9, Mint 10 card, but upon closer inspection this grade of card could have a slight corner fraying, print imperfections and or off white borders.
ღღღ Near Mint 7 – This card will likely have very slight surface wear in addition to a combination of the ailments mentioned for an 8 grade card.
✨ VERY GOOD ✨
ღღღ Excellent to Mint 6 – Card will most likely have visible surface wear, some printing defects, slightly worse corner fraying than it’s Near Mint 7 counterpart.
ღღღ Excellent 5 – Card likely has corner wear and rounding, chipping on the edges and perhaps the original gloss will be showing wear. Potentially a few light scratches visible when inspected closely.
ღღღ Very Good to Excellent 4 - Card will likely have evident corner wear, perhaps some corner rounding. Noticeable wear to the face and reverse of the card but nothing extreme as well as light scuffs, scratches.
ღღღ Very Good 3 - Card have apparent surface wear, rounded corners with some signs of wear, has a lot of the cards original gloss been lost.
✨ GOOD ✨
ღღღ Good 2 - Cards front face and reverse will be showing apparent signs of wear which doesn't need an expert eye to spot. Card could be completely absent of it's original gloss and potentially contain small creases and some discoloration.
✨ POOR / FAIR ✨
ღღღ Poor to Fair 1 - A card has quite extreme edge and corner wear, complete loss of original gloss as well as other obvious signs of wear such as scuffs, scratches, pitting and stains.