VINYL VISUAL GRADING:
Factory sealed, unopened, may have slight or small tears on the
shrinkwrap but the cover has no flaws and the vinyl has not been
Near Mint, NM: Vinyl is near perfect, very shiny like new, with no scratches or scuffs, may have very few minor "paper rubs".
Good Plus Plus, VG++, (Excellent): Vinyl is very shiny with very few
very light scratches, very light scuffs and or "paper rubs".
Good Plus, VG+: Vinyl is shiny but does show some light dulling from
use, not as shiny as when new. Vinyl may have some light scratches,
scuffs and paper rubs but is not covered with scratches and the
scratches look like they will not significantly alter the sound.
Good, VG: Vinyl will have dulling, scratches and scuffs. Scratches will
cover a significant part of the vinyl. Scratches are not very deep but
they look like they may cause some background noise.
Plus, G+: Vinyl has significant dulling, may be covered with scratches
and scuffs. Some scratches may appear fairly deep and will look like the
sound will be significantly affected.
G: Vinyl will look like it will barely play, with scratches covering
the surface, many very deep. I will not list any records in this
category unless they are the rarest of rare.
COVER VISUAL GRADING:
Mint: Factory sealed, vinyl has not been removed from cover.
Mint, NM: Cover may or may not have original shrinkwrap. Shrinkwrap may
have slight, small holes or tears but the cover itself will show only
the very slightest of wear. The cover will look as is it was just
removed from the shrinkwrap.
Good Plus Plus, VG++: Cover will still have the original sheen. It may
have very light rubbing and/or ring wear, but will not affect the
graphics. Edges and spine will have very light if any rubbing, corners
may have a little very light scuffing. May have stickers but no writing.
Slight yellowing if it is a lighter color. No moisture or other stains.
May have cut-out.
Good Plus, VG+: Cover may have rubbing and ring wear, with some light
scuffing. Scuffing, stains and spots may be noticeable but not overtly
obvious. May have some writing but fairly unobtrusive, does not have
large or heavy writing. Edges and spine may have some rubbing and
scuffs. Will not have split seams unless the front and back covers show
very little wear. May have some slight wrinkles and scuffs from storage.
May have very faint moisture stains, but not heavy or obvious. May have
Good, VG: Cover will have very noticeable rubbing, scuffs or ring wear.
Graphics may be affected by scuffs, but the overall graphic will be
only moderately affected. May have writing, stains, spots, moisture
stains, stickers, wrinkles and creases. Edges and spine may be split,
but at least one edge will be intact. May have unobtrusive tape.
Plus, G+: Cover will have moderate to heavy scuffs, rubbing, ring
wear, spots, stains, writing or moisture stains. Edges and spine may be
split or have tape.
G: Cover will show heavy wear, with all of the above, only worse. I do
not list records in this condition unless they are very rare.