Near Mint cards should show minimal to no wear but may have some minor imperfections. These cards should look more or less like they have come directly from the pack with little to no play wear. Mint cards should show even less wear than Near Mint cards.
Slightly Played cards can show minor wear and more of the same imperfections as Near Mint cards. Slightly Played cards can also have minor scratches and scuffs on the front and back from play wear. No additional imperfections for this category.
Moderately Played cards can show moderate wear and more imperfections than Slightly Played cards. Moderately Played cards can have more moderate scratches and scuffs on the front and back from play wear.
Heavily Played cards can show significant wear with more significant imperfections than Moderately Played cards.
A Damaged card is damaged in a way that most likely is unplayable in tournaments, even in a sleeve. This damage may include heavy wear, creases, dents, scratches, bends, scuffs, tears, inking, water damage and/or other types of damage.