Card Condition Guide
Channel Fireball currently sells cards graded as Near Mint, Slightly Played, Played or Damaged. If you have any questions regarding these grades, please feel free to contact email@example.com. We are happy to answer any questions or hear any suggestions for improvement to this guide.
Cards in Near Mint condition show little to no wear from shuffling or play. While a card that is graded at Near Mint may have a small scratch or nick, generally it will be indistinguishable in an unsleeved deck from other Near Mint cards.
Cards in Slightly Played condition show minor wear from shuffling or play. They may have mild border or corner wear, minor bending, slight scratching or scuffing on the front or back, and some whitening along the edges. Cards signed by the artist, Richard Garfield, or bearing a Pro Tour Stamp which would otherwise be graded as Near Mint may also be graded as Slightly Played.
Cards in Played condition show moderate to major wear, but are still legal for tournament play if sleeved. They may have creases from shuffling or play, extensive corner or border wear, major bending, whitening along the back or front, major scratches or nicks, minor water damage, and in some cases slight inking along the back border.
Cards in Damaged condition are those with major water damage, heavy inking, easily noticeable bends or creases, writing on the back, tearing, pieces missing or that otherwise display signs of major wear.