Records Grading

CODE
TRADUCTION
COVER GRADING
S Sealed The record is still packed.
M Mint Cover and extra documents like lyric sheet, booklet or poster are in perfect condition.
NM Near mint The cover should look as close to perfect with only minor signs of wear and or age. Minor impressions to the cover (due to the outer edge of the record resting inside) may be acceptable, however the artwork should be as close to perfect as can be.
EX Excellent The cover and packaging might have slight wear but excellent aspect overall.
VG++ Excellent The cover and packaging might have slight wear but excellent aspect overall.
VG+ Very good + Cover shows some handling imperfection like normal wear and tear, price tag, creasing… Cover can also be in mint condition but there is a DJ or promo copy stamp or cut in the corner.
VG Very good Cover suffers from folding, scuffing of edges, spine splits, discoloration …
VG- Very good – Cover suffers from folding, scuffing of edges, spine splits, discoloration …
G Good The cover and contents can be torn, stained and/or defaced, there also can be some writing on it.
B Bad The cover and contents are badly damaged or partly missing. Cover can also be missing.
NA Not applicable The cover is missing or this code is not applicable for that kind of item (Plain white or black sleeve, books, merchandising …).

 

CODE
TRADUCTION
RECORD GRADING
S Sealed The record is still packed.
M Mint The record is in brand new condition, absolutely perfect.
NM Near mint Describe an almost meant record, used grade for records that appear virtually flawless but not perfect. A very minor scuff and very little else can appear on the record. This will most likely have occurred during packaging, It should play without any noise over the flaw. The flaw should be very hard to see. ANY blemish, prevents records from being M.
EX Excellent The record shows some signs of having been played, but there is very lessening in sound quality.
VG++ Excellent The record shows some signs of having been played, but there is very lessening in sound quality.
VG+ Very good + Most common condition for records. The record has been played few times but displays no major deterioration in sound quality, no wear despite the occasional light marks.The average person would notice anything wrong.
VG Very good Now the signs of age and handling are starting to show. You can notice some clear wear on the surface, there is some noise (pops and crackles). There may be skips and minor warps.
VG- Very good – Now the signs of age and handling are starting to show. You can notice some clear wear on the surface, there is some noise (pops and crackles). There may be skips and minor warps.
G Good The record has been played so much that the sound quality has been noticeably deteriorated, perhaps with some distortion and mild scratches.
B Bad The record does not play properly due to scratches, bad surface noise, etc … Unless it is something very rare it is not worth listing in this condition.
NA Not applicable The record is missing or this code is not applicable for that kind of item (books, merchandising …).
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