We specialize in vintage cards from all four sports. Cards made before 1980 will have an actual scan of the front and back of the card you will receive. On the 1980 and up cards we only list them if they are in NM-MT condition so the lack of an actual scan shouldn't matter. The condition of the older cards is stated in the title of the listing. Listed below is a description of what each grade will look like, read it at your convenience.
It all depends on the value and thickness of the card or cards ordered. We have not had a report of a damaged package or lost card in over 10 years! 1955 Topps All American #12 Otto Graham Actual Scan of Card Condition: EX-MT. Here is how we grade cards. All cards are graded very conservatively.
Near Mint-Mint = NM-MT: Basically a card made from 1980-date that looks like it went straight from a pack into a protective sleeve or case, it won't have any corner or centering imperfections. We don't grade any card from the 70's or before NM-MT no matter how nice it looks.
NM = Near Mint: A card from any era that appears NM-MT at first glance but upon closer scrutiny will have a very minor imperfection on it. For example one of the four corners might have a slight touch of wear on it. Or the card could be centered 48/52 instead of 50/50. EX-MT or XM = Excellent-Mint: This card is in above average condition.In the old days the card condition wise was considered to be midway between Excellent and Near Mint condition. The card would have minor corner wear but not necessarily on all 4 corners and it could have very minor surface wear if you tilt it a certain way. The card looks great to the eye. A vintage Excellent-Mint card will not have any creases and probably looks better than 80% of the cards out there. EX = Excellent: These cards will have slightly more wear than an Excellent-Mint card. To put it in perspective if these cards are from the 1960s or before, they will typically look better than 60% of the cards in circulation from that era. A EX condition card will not have any creases but may be slightly off center. VG-EX = Very Good-Excellent: This card has more than normal wear but with us is priced 65-70% below the book price. A VG-EX card may have a slight crease but not always and probably will be off center to some degree. VG = Very Good: These cards have excess wear and probably will have creases or major centering issues but are usually priced 75-80% below NM cards. If your new to card collecting the terminology is confusing. If you have been collecting awhile you know that a card that is graded good or very good is really not in that good of condition and should be priced accordingly. G = Good: A filler for your collection.
The card will have creases and abnormal wear. Side note on grading: Grading companies grade cards to a much stricter standard than individual dealers so weather you are ordering from us or any other dealer don't expect the card to receive the same grade from a grading company if it is a vintage card. If grading is important to you we are in the process of scanning all of our vintage cards so you can get an idea of what type of grade you might receive by studying the scan and comparing it to actual graded cards. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Sports Trading Cards\Trading Card Singles".The seller is "metallica16" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Turks and Caicos Islands, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Vietnam, Uruguay, Russian Federation, South Africa, Colombia, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, Montserrat.