Mint- A perfect card having four sharp corners, centered and the borders are equal. Sharp focus of picture and original gloss.
Near Mint - A card with a very minor defect. Light fuzziness on one corner, a small amount of original gloss lost, very minor wear on the edges, slight off-centered borders, minor printing flaw.
Excellent- One or two corners may show slight wear and card may be a little less shiny. Focus is sharp, borders are equal and there are no creases.
Very Good- A card that has been handled a lot. Corners are somewhat rounded and card shows wear. Focus may or may not be sharp, borders
Good- Corners are rounded and card shows wear. There may be several creases.
Fair- Corners are rounded and card shows wear. The card may be very off-center and the card is dull. There may be several to many creases.
Poor- Corners are rounded and card is worn. There are many creases or missing pieces and card is dull. Not a collectible card. Card may have a tear, writing on it, or a major physical defect.