The beauty of our system is that we’re using the wisdom of the crowd to determine the condition of cards. Some scorers will value certain attributes over others, and that’s ok. Here are some general guidelines to point you in the right direction.
You will have the ability to score a card based on the categories of corners, edges, centering, and surface. You will be scoring on a scale of 1-100. A Cardscore 100 would be a near-perfect card, and in the range of a professionally graded 10. A Cardscore 90 would be in the range of a professionally graded 9. A Cardscore 80 would be in the range of a professionally graded 8… and so on. A recommended range for scoring is highlighted in GREEN on the scoring bar of each card.
Corners: Quality of each of the four corners. Cards with excellent scores in this category should have 4 corners that are all very sharp and undamaged.
Edges: Quality of each of the four edges. Cards with excellent edges should have 4 edges that are all very sharp and undamaged.
Centering: How the image aligns with the border of the card. Cards with excellent centering should have equal spacing between the image and the border and should not be lopsided.
Surface: Cards with an excellent surface should have a bright, flawless color and be free of any scratches, fading, creases, and smears.