AmishEskimoNinja said:Here's my definition based on years of trading:
To a trader: Mint means no obvious flaws
To a collector: Mint means perfect. flawless. Exactly in the condition as pulled out of the booster.
Hence interactions between traders and collectors are often stressful.
Shining Raikou said:Mint - Lightly handled, no imperfections, dings, or wear. May have been traded once or twice. The card seems to have been in a sleeve and toploader most of the time since it was pulled from a pack.
Near Mint - A minor imperfection or scratch on the card. No other signs of wear or damage.
Good - A few light scratches or minor imperfections. No other signs of wear or damage.
Fair - Edges worn slightly, many scratches or a major imperfection.
Poor - Heavy damage to the edges, holofoil and/or card body.
Untradeable - Cards that have been bent, ripped, torn, through the washer or similar. Cards with the text worn off and fake cards also fit under this rating.