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PHYSICAL CONDITION

ABBREVIATIONS AND DEFINITIONS

NOTES:

1. Some cards are borderline between two categories and are rated as such.

2. My rating system does not account for centering issues—serious centering issues will be noted separately.

3. I am not an employee of PSA or any other professional grading organization. These are my estimations based on my experience.

SPORTS AND NON-SPORTS CARDS

Nm = near mint: 4 sharp corners; no edge wear or noticeable blemishes; very clean surface.

ex = excellent: 4 fairly sharp corners; tiny edge wear and/corner wear; very tiny noticeable blemishes if any; clean surface.

vg = very good: Some or all soft but shapely corners; minor edge wear and/or blemishes; no creases; clear/lightly soiled surface.

gd = good: 4 soft corners; some edge wear and some noticeable blemishes; soiled surface; very minor creases, if any.

fr = fair: 4 soft corners; some creases and noticeable blemishes; soiled surface; a set filler.

p = poor: 4 soft, chipped or cut corners; noticeable edge wear; several creases; defacing of card or cuts; a set filler.

ANTIQUE POSTCARDS AND SOUVENIR FOLDERS

Near mint: 4 sharp or fairly sharp corners; no edge wear or noticeable blemishes; very clean surface. (I rarely use this rating for postcards.)

Excellent: 4 fairly sharp or shapely corners; tiny edge wear and/corner wear; very tiny noticeable blemishes if any; clean or lightly soiled surface.

Very good: Some or all soft/blunted but shapely corners; minor edge wear and/or blemishes; very minor surface creases if any; clear/lightly soiled surface.

Good: 4 soft corners; some edge wear and some noticeable blemishes; soiled surface; noticeable creases that do not detract from the image on the card.

Fair: 4 soft corners; some very noticeable creases and blemishes; soiled or faded surface; a set filler.

Poor: 4 soft, chipped or cut corners, noticeable edge wear; several creases; defacing of card or cuts; a set filler. (I rarely use this rating for postcards.)