Grading Guide

At Control Magic, our goal is that our cards are graded at the same level of quality that you have come to expect from the largest, most reputable dealers.


We use the 5 standard North American card grading tiers, Near Mint through Damaged:  

Near Mint
Near Mint cards show little to no wear, these cards will be pack fresh.

Lightly Played
Some marks or scuffing from play, light surface scratches or minor indentations.

Moderately Played
Significant wear on edges, surfaces, as well as moderate binder denting and minor creasing.

Heavily Played
High amounts of wear may include creasing, denting, major edge and surface wear, a Heavily Played card will still be sleeve playable.

As the name implies, all cards which are too heavily damaged to be sleeve playable will fall into this final category, cards may include tearing, bending, any and all forms of abuse are possible.

If you have any concerns about the condition of your cards, reach out to us, and we'll take care of it.