We have 5 levels of grading for our cards. Primarily we only accept Near Mint/Lightly Played cards for buylists.
NM = Near Mint
Cards graded at NM/Near Mint generally have minimal to no wear from general use. Foils have little to no scuffing or clouding on the front. Sleeves are not required for tournament play in a deck of other NM cards.
LP = Lightly Played
Cards graded at LP/Lightly Played have minor wear such as mild border wear, corner wear, minor scratches and scuffing on the front. Foils have some scuffing or clouding on the front. Sleeves may be needed for tournament play.
MP= Moderately Played
Cards graded at MP/Moderately Played have moderate wear on them. They can have shuffle creasing, moderate wear on borders and corners, some whitening on the front or back of the card, lots of heavy scratches, minor damage or hairline creasing. Sleeves are required for tournament play.
HP = Heavily Played
Cards graded at HP/Heavily Played have heavy wear on them and can include discoloration or card bend. Not tournament legal.
Cards graded Damaged can have ripped pieces and extreme damage. Not tournament legal.
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. Near Mint condition cards appear 'fresh out of the pack,' with edges and surfaces virtually free from all flaws. ''
Lightly Played condition cards can have slight border or corner wear, or possibly minor scratches. No major defects are present, and there are less than 4 total flaws on the card. Lightly Played condition foils may have slight fading or indications of wear on the card face. ''
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, water damage, scratches , creases or fading, light dirt buildup, or any combination of these defects. ''
Heavily Played condition cards exhibit signs of heavy wear. Heavily Played condition cards may include cards that have significant creasing, folding, severe water damage, heavy whitening, heavy border wear, and /or tearing. ''
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 major inking (ex. white-bordered cards with black-markered front borders), massive corner wear, prevalent scratching, folds, creases or tears. ''