Card Condition Guide

Magic the Gathering: Card Condition Guide

NEAR MINT (NM) Cards in Near Mint condition show minimal to no wear from shuffling, play or handling and should have an unmarked surface, crisp corners, and unblemished edges outside of minimal handling. Cards in Near Mint condition look fresh out of the pack, and edges and surface should be free from nearly all flaws.

LIGHTLY PLAYED (LP) Cards in Lightly Played condition may have minor border or corner wear, or even just slight scuffs or scratches. There are no major defects. Foils in Lightly Played condition may also have slight fading or signs of wear on the front of the card.

MODERATELY PLAYED (MP) Cards in Moderately Played condition are allowed to have flaws visible to the naked eye. Cards in Moderately Played condition can have border wear, corner wear, scratching or scuffing, creases or whitening, minor dirt buildup, or any combination of mild examples of these defects.

HEAVILY PLAYED (HP) Cards in Heavily Played condition show a severe amount of wear. Heavily Played condition can include cards that have major creasing, folding, major whitening, major border wear, or any combination of those flaws.

DAMAGED (D) Cards in Damaged condition can exhibit a tear, bend, or crease that may make the card illegal for tournament play, even in a sleeve. Cards in Damaged condition may have extreme border wear, have been written on, stamped, or received major inking (white-bordered cards that are inked on front to look black-bordered), extreme corner wear, heavy scratching or scuffing, folds, creases or tears.