In today’s trading card market, condition is a core component of value. Trading cards that are in mint condition tend to be worth more than cards with flaws like centering issues, dinged corners, and creases.
First things first, is the card raw or graded?
If your card is raw, compare it to PSA’s Grading Standards as you sort through PSA’s 1 – 10 grading scale. You will find detailed descriptions of each grade, as well as visual examples to illustrate the criteria for each grade.
Still have questions on condition? For further details, review our free Photograde™ library, which contains high resolution examples of popular cards, arranged grade-by-grade for comparative analysis.
These card condition guidelines will help you approximate each card’s grade.
If your card is already graded by PSA, simply locate
the grade on the label.