NEAR MINT (NM9) Grading Qualifications

Nine (9) on a scale of perfect ten (10) . . .

• Jacket appears nearly perfect and untouched, or slightest fingerprint.


• Label appears nearly perfect, untouched, including all of its gloss and only the slightest spindle marks or discoloration.


• Sleeve is original, appears nearly perfect; perhaps the slightest touch or crease.


• Vinyl appears nearly perfect and untouched, with only the slightest cosmetic flaw; cannot know whether or not it was ever played.


Near Mint may appear perfect; but, the record has been opened, touched or played.

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