Near Mint (NM)

Cards classified as Near Mint (NM) exhibit very little to no wear from shuffling, playing, or handling, and typically present an almost pristine surface, sharp corners, and clean edges, barring a few minor imperfections. A card in Near Mint condition might display a minuscule edge nick or a couple of small scratches, yet it generally appears almost untouched, with no significant defects.

The acceptable range of cards within the Near Mint condition include both cards with no imperfections and cards with a few minor imperfections.

Lightly Played (LP)

Cards in Lightly Played (LP) condition may exhibit minor border or corner wear, or even just slight scuffs or scratches. They do not have major defects like liquid damage, bends, or issues that affect the card's structural integrity. While noticeable imperfections are acceptable, they should not be overly severe or numerous.

Moderately Played (MP)

Cards categorized as Moderately Played (MP) may exhibit border wear, corner wear, scratches, scuffs, creases, or whitening, or a combination of these in mild forms.

A card in Moderately Played condition might also display a more significant mark, like a crease that does not compromise the card's structural integrity, provided it is not combined with other problems like scratches, scuffs, or significant border/edge wear, and does not affect a substantial portion of the card.

Heavily Played (HP)

Cards categorized as Heavily Played (HP) exhibit significant wear. Typically, cards with less than 30% of their surface affected by liquid damage are acceptable, although they may be classified as Damaged if the impact is particularly severe. HP cards may display a minor area of missing ink (for instance, if an item adheres to a card and then is removed, taking a portion of the card with it), as well as substantial creasing, discoloration, and edge wear, provided the card remains playable in a sleeve.

Damaged (D)

Cards classified as Damaged may display a tear, bend, or crease that could render them ineligible for tournament play, even when sleeved. A card is deemed Damaged if it has sustained liquid damage to more than 30% of its surface. Such cards might also exhibit severe border wear, pronounced corner wear, deep scratches or scuffing, as well as folds, creases, tears, or other forms of damage that compromise the card's structural integrity. (Note: Receiving a card contaminated with a foreign substance, like food or liquid, is generally undesirable.)