Silver Level: The VGA Silver level consists of the grades 85, 80+, 80, 75+ and 75. Items which receive grades within this level range from having small flaws to having relatively significant flaws. Silver level grades represent a much larger range of condition than Gold level grades. The highest grade within this level, an 85, could most often be described as being near case fresh, with the lowest grade within this level, a 75, being somewhat shelf worn but still relatively nice. As a general rule, an item which receives the grade of 85 is a fantastic display piece and can often be right on the edge of Gold level condition.An item which receives the grade of 80 represents a nice example with minor to moderate flaws apparent upon close inspection. The lowest Silver level grade is a 75 which represents an item with significant flaws which are much more evident than flaws visible on items which receive higher Silver level grades. An item which receives the grade of 75 will most often have significant wear, a fairly significant tear in the shrink-wrap, or other moderate to significant wear, but should be free of major flaws which would immediately draw the eye to them at first glance. For most high grade collectors, an 85 will be satisfactory. For most discriminating collectors, an 80 will be satisfactory. A 75 will most often be satisfactory to those who are not overly concerned with stresses, shrink-wrap tears, and other flaws which do not likely jump out at first glance like the flaws displayed by Bronze level items. Bronze Level: The VGA Bronze level consists of the grades 70 and below. Items which receive these grades typically have damage ranging from simply noticeable upon first glance to extremely significant.
Packaging may have significant stressing, creasing, and the box may be crushed or cracked. The Bronze level covers the largest range of conditions and the scope of flaws will range considerably. Condition for Bronze level items is determined by how many'major flaws are present and how severe each flaw is.Bronze level items may have major flaws such as a torn off or cut-out POP or other large paper tears. Bronze level items may not be satisfactory to condition sensitive collectors. Uncirculated: Items which meet certain criteria will be assigned the designation of uncirculated. A packaged item sent to us in an unopened factory case or sleeve will receive this designation. You can then be certain that the item has never been handled nor circulated within the retail or collectible market.
Packaged items with double-tape, incorrect seal types, or other characteristics which would normally disqualify them from receiving a grade can be assigned a grade with the uncirculated designation. All items assigned this designation are graded using the same scale and under the same standards as other items. We strive to list items carefully and accurately and offer unparalleled customer service. We are a small family business and try to be personable with all of our customers. Our focus is to ensure every customer is pleased with our service and products.With our experience and feedback you can rest assured that you are in good hands! All questions we receive over the weekend will be answered on Monday morning.