AS PER DESCRIPTION/PHOTO
VINYL - MINT
SLEEVE - MINT
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VINYL - Perfect! This record looks like it has just left the manufacturer, with NO flaws what so ever. It looks as though it had never been handled. No scuffs or scratches, blotches or stains.
SLEEVE - No stickers address labels, writing on the covers or labels. No tears or seam splits. No wear to the cover or record period! Age of the record has nothing to do with it.
NEAR MINT or NM, M- :
VINYL - This record appears virtually flawless A very minor scuff and very little else can appear on the vinyl.
SLEEVE - The cover looks as close to perfect with only minor signs of wear and or age.
VERY GOOD PLUS or VG+
VINYL - Record shows wear, surface scuffs. The vinyl still has a great lustre, but the flaws will be noticeable to the naked eye.
SLEEVE - A virtually clean sleeve but may have small writing on it. The artwork looks clean with slightly more aging. Some minor wear to the seams & spine but no tears or holes popping through. The corners will be slightly dog eared yet no crackly bends, defacing the artwork.
VERY GOOD or VG:
VINYL - This record is a record that is good enough. They are not really going to look very good, but it will STILL play very good. There will almost always be some surface noise when they are played. A VG record will appear well have been played but still have some lustre.
SLEEVE - VG covers will look worn, used. There may be some seam splitting . There will be some ring wear, where the ink has begun to wear off. There may be some writing on the cover. It will look aged and more yellowish due to contamination's in the air. Still it should be decent.
GOOD or G
VINYL - A good record will look very well played, dull, greyish and possibly abused. However a Good record should still play. It will have distracting surface noise. Such as crackle that is continuous or some hiss. Will also have some loss of dynamics caused from grooves being worn. Good means that it will play with some form of decency, so one can still enjoy the music even though you can still hear noise caused from the wear.
SLEEVE - A Good cover will have just about everything wrong with it. It will have seam splits (possibly taped repaired, but only with scotch tape. In essence, the cover will looked virtually trashed, but some artwork will still be noticed.