I've been collecting for almost 40 years. I'm getting ready to retire. The cards have brought me much enjoyment and fun.Now I can share this with you! Well-centered with parallel borders which appear equal to the naked eye. No creases, edge dents, surface scratches, paper flaws, loss of luster, yellowing or fading, regardless of age.
No imperfectly printed cards out of register, badly cut or ink flawed - - or card stained by contact with gum, wax or other substances can be considered truly Mint, even if new out of the pack. Generally, to be considered in Mint condition, a cards borders must exist in a ratio of 60/40 side to side and top to bottom. At first glace, a Near Mint card appears perfect; upon closer examination, however, a minor flaw will be discovered. On well-centered cards, three of the four corners must be perfectly sharp; only one corner shows a minor imperfection upon close inspection.
A slightly off-center card with one or more borders being noticeably unequal - - but no worse than in a ratio of 70/30 S/S or T/B - - would also fit this grade. Corners are still fairly sharp with only moderate wear.
Card borders may be off center as much as 80/20. May have very minor gum, wax or product stains, front or back.
Surfaces may show slight loss of luster from rubbing across other cards. Corner rounded and/or perhaps showing minor creases.Other minor creases may be visible. Surfaces may exhibit loss of luster, but all printing is intact. May show major gum, wax or other packaging stains. No major creases, tape marks or extraneous markings or writing. All four borders visible, though the ratio may be as poor as 95/5. Good (G): A well-worn card, but exhibits no intentional damage or abuse. May have major or multiple creases. Corners rounded well beyond the border. Shows excessive wear, along with damage or abuse.
Will show all the wear characteristics of a Good card, along with such damage as thumb tack holes in or near margins, evidence of having been taped or pasted, perhaps small tears around the edges or creases so heavily as to break the cardboard. Backs may show minor added pen or pencil writing, or be missing small bits of paper.Still basically a complete card. A card that has been tortured to death. Corners or other areas may be torn off.
Card may have been trimmed, show holes from a paper punch or have been used for BB gun practice. Front may have extraneous pen or pencil writing, or other defacement.
Major portions of front or back design may be missing. The item "1968 Topps Game Baseball Card COMPLETE SET (33) With MANTLE, CLEMENTE, ROSE, MAYS" is in sale since Wednesday, August 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Sports Trading Cards\Baseball Cards". The seller is "plipard" and is located in Warren, Michigan. 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, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.