We don’t use “Mint” or “Near Mint” because cards age like the rest of us … If anything isn’t clear, ask before you order, and see notes on the “How to Order” page. Regarding Grade 1, please understand: don’t expect any card with this grade to be 100% perfect, with no sign at all of age or transit through the postal system. Don’t worry, not all cards in a grade have all those issues, though maybe more than one.
Special note about the “Not Postcards” theme category: grades for those items are subjective. You just need to trust us. Think of a sliding scale from 1 to 5, with 1 being best for its age, and 5 being … not good, but saleable.