Quality Guidelines for Trading Cards (Single Cards)

Quality Guidelines for Trading Cards (Single Cards)

When listing used trading cards, you are required to select "商品の状態" (Item Condition) based on the condition of the item.
Please check the following guidelines and select the option that is closest to the condition of your item.
*The contents of this page, including the picture showing the condition of the items, are to be intended only as an example. These standards may vary depending on degree, extent, and the item itself.

Please note that during inspection and authentication, if there is a discrepancy between the option you selected and the actual condition of the item, or if the required images are missing, the transaction may be canceled after checking with the buyer to see if they are willing to continue the transaction.
We ask for your cooperation in selecting the appropriate condition and uploading the required images.

*The color of the images on the product page may appear slightly different from the actual product depending on factors such as the photographed conditions and so on.
*Please refer to the "Guidelines for listing items for sale" to confirm which areas are required to be shown when taking pictures of an item.


Normal Cards
【Item condition】
*The inspection and authentication requirements for PSA items are different. Please check the bottom of this page for details.
*Should each of your cards be of varying conditions, please list them under the rank of the card with the lowest condition in the set.
e.g. ) If one of the five cards is in A condition, but the other four are in D, you need to list the set as D.

Please see below for details regarding each condition.


Item Condition
【A(開封直後同様の美品)】 Mint condition - brand new, no damages
Items that can be listed in the "A(開封直後同様の美品)" (Mint condition - brand new, no damages) category are limited to items that have been stored for collection purposes and are still in the same condition as they were immediately after being opened ("fresh out of the pack").

Very minor chipping, horizontal/vertical lines, holo misalignment and minor cut marks that may occur during the manufacturing and distribution process are considered to be examples of an item’s initial manufacturing defects.
Items whose condition is comparable to the examples shown below are considered to meet the guideline standards for "A(開封直後同様の美品)" (Mint condition - brand new, no damages) and therefore may be listed under this category.
*Even if an item is in a condition that can be assessed as its initial manufacturing defects, if the existing defects are very prominent or are found in several areas, please list the item in the "B(小さなキズ/ソリがある品)" (Minor scratches or scuffs) category.

Very minor white chipping
Extremely minor scratches
Vertical and/or horizontal lines *In multiple areas
Holo misalignment and holo chipping that may occur at manufacturing stage *In multiple areas


【B(小さなキズ/ソリがある品)】 Minor scratches or scuffs
Please choose this category (【B(小さなキズ/ソリがある品) 】"Minor scratches or scuffs") when an item presents minor scuffing, scratches and similar that are not noticeable at first sight.

Items whose condition is comparable to the examples shown below (including when the defects mentioned below are found in several areas) are considered to meet the guideline standards for "B(小さなキズ/ソリがある品)" (Minor scratches or scuffs) and therefore can be listed under this category.
*If the area where the defects are found is extensive, please list the item in the "C(中程度のキズ/ソリあり)" (Moderate scratches or scuffs) category.

Minor white chipping
Minor scratches with no noticeable unevenness
Natural warping and/or distortion that does not stand out when item is placed on a flat surface


【C(中程度のキズ/ソリあり)】Moderate scratches or scuffs
Please choose this category (【C(中程度のキズ/ソリあり)】"Moderate scratches or scuffs") when an item presents chipping, scratches, cracking and similar defects that may occur in multiple areas when used during gameplay.

Items that present distortion, fingerprint marks, and are in a condition that is comparable to the examples shown below (including when the defects mentioned below are found in multiple areas) are considered to meet the guideline standards for "C(中程度のキズ/ソリあり)" (Moderate scratches or scuffs) and therefore may be listed under this category.
*If the defects extend to the entirety of the item, please list the item in the "D(大きなダメージあり)" (Major damage) category.

Extensive white chipping
Conspicuous unevenness, extensive scratching
Warping and/or distortion noticeable at first sight
Minor creasing / fraying
Minor staining (such as fingerprints, etc.)


【D(大きなダメージあり)】Major damage
Please choose this category (【D(大きなダメージあり)】"Major damage") for items that have heavy signs of wear on the entirety of their surface.

Items that present very prominent scratching and/or moderate scratching that is comparable to the examples shown below are considered to meet the guideline standards for "(D(大きなダメージあり)" (Major damage), therefore can be listed under this category.
*If an item presents staining that negatively affects its design, such as traces of food and drink or pen marks, or is severely creased or chipped, it cannot be listed even in the "(D(大きなダメージあり)" (Major damage) category.

Very prominent unevenness / Moderate scratching in multiple areas
Large creasing that affects the design of the item / Severe fraying


About PSA-authenticated items
For items that are contained inside a card holder that certifies it has been authenticated by PSA, we will inspect and authenticate the item as is, still inside the card holder.
For items contained inside a PSA card holder, the seller will select the condition of the item ”PSA 10~8 or lower).
However, even if the item will be in its original state, please be assured that we will carefully authenticate the item focusing on the following:
・If the PSA holder presents signs of opening;
・If the PSA holder is damaged;
・If the PSA holder is a counterfeit;
・If the card itself (inside the holder) is a counterfeit;
・If the card itself (inside the holder) is inked.
*The condition of the card itself (inside the holder) will not be checked regarding if it conforms to its PSA rank.
*About “Qualifier” grading, we authenticate based on PSA’s official “Additional Terms & Info”.
*Fixtures (e.g. bands and similar) used to conceal PSA certification numbers are not included in the accessories.
*If the card is inside a clear plastic bag, this will be opened at the time of authentication and the card will be put in a replacement bag afterward depending on it’s condition.


About items that have been authenticated by third-party authentication companies (other than PSA9)
We will inspect and authenticate items focusing on the same details as for items authenticated by PSA.
Please select the condition of the item from A to D, based on the following standards:
・A (Mint condition) : Extremely minor initial manufacturing defects level; rating by the authentication company is 10
・B (Minor scratches or scuffs) : Extremely minor initial manufacturing defects level; rating by the authentication company is 9 or 9.5
・C (Moderate scratches or scuffs) : Extremely minor initial manufacturing defects level; rating by the authentication company is 8
・D (Major damage) : Extremely minor initial manufacturing defects level; rating by the authentication company is 7 or less

In addition, for items contained inside a holder, inspection and authentication are also performed with the item contained inside the holder.
However, even if the item will be in its original state, please be assured that we will carefully authenticate the item focusing on the following:
・If the PSA holder presents signs of opening;
・If the PSA holder is damaged;
・If the PSA holder is a counterfeit;
・If the card itself (inside the holder) is a counterfeit.
*Regarding the condition of the item itself (inside the holder), we do not confirm it as we assume that the item conforms to each authentication company’s standards.
*Fixtures (e.g. bands and similar) used to conceal certification numbers or serial numbers are not included in the accessories.

In addition, minor scratches and air bubbles in the card holder are considered within our authentication standards, as they can occur during the manufacturing and distribution process.
Should there be large, noticeable scratches, or scratches over a wide area, please provide pictures of these and write the details in the additional information section.
We will confirm any details related to the card's condition listed in the additional information, or the comment sections.
Should there be any discrepancies between the description of the item and the item's actual condition, we will confirm with the buyer to see if they would like to proceed with the transaction.


【Inside Authentication Standards】
Air bubbles, dust or foreign particles inside the holder
Horizontal lines and/or white chipping


【Outside Authentication Standards】
Large scratches on the surface of the holder
Crackings on the holder
Damage and/or chipping on the holder


About unopened cards
Cards that are distributed inside clear packaging, such as some promotional cards, can be listed by sellers even if they have not yet been removed from their original packaging.
If listed in said unopened condition, SNKRDUNK will authenticate the card assuming it to be in the range of initial defects by default, unless the item itself is bent or if it shows prominent damage.
Even if such items will be authenticated according to the above-mentioned assumptions, rest assured that we will carefully authenticate such items focusing on the following points:
・If there is any evidence of the clear packaging having been opened;
・If the clear packaging is damaged;
・Whether the clear packaging is counterfeit or not;
・Whether the card itself (inside the clear packaging) is counterfeit or not.

【Inside Authentication Standards】
Minor tear of the clear packaging

【Outside Authentication standards】
Extensive tearing of transparent pack
Crease of the card itself


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