Grading Vintage Baseball Cards
Vintage baseball cards' value often depends upon their condition, among other things. Professional graders set baseball card values by assigning a rating score to the cards. The major grading companies charge a small fee to grade your sports cards.
The vintage card shown here is professionally graded as a 92 (out of 100) & NM/MT + (near-mint/mint plus), which is nearly perfect. As part of their service, the grading company seals this valuable card in a protective container ... for obvious reasons!
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Four sharp corners - 55(%)/45(%) or better centering (of picture within border; left-right & top-bottom) - Smooth edges - Original color border & gloss
Near Mint - Mint (NRMT-MT)
60/40 or better centering - Relatively smooth edges - Original color border & gloss - One of the following very minor flaws is allowed: Sharp corners to the eye, but slight imperfections under intense scrutiny; A few minor print spots; A few focus imperfections
Near Mint (NM)
65/35 or better centering - In addition, one of the following minor flaws allowed: Very slightly fuzzy corners; Slightly rough edges; Very minor border discoloration; Noticeable print spots; Color or focus imperfections
Excellent - Mint (EXMT)
Centering no worse than 70/30 - No more than two of the following flaws allowed: Very slightly fuzzy corners; Slightly rough edges; Very minor border discoloration; Noticeable print spots; Color or focus imperfections
Centering no worse than 75/25 - A touch of notching or a slight 'ding' on a corner is allowed. - May have other imperfections such as: Poor gloss; Poor focus; Noticeable print spots
Very Good (VG)
Centering 80/20 or better - Slightly rounded corners - Slight layering, noticeable chipping or notches on edges is allowed. - May also have: Minor scuffing; Hairline crease
Good (G)Fair (F)Poor (P)
Well worn or abused - Badly rounded, layered corners, scuffing - Some lack of original coloring - Serious crease