|Sealed. Looks as if it just came off the manufacturing line.|
NEAR MINT (NM)
No visual evidence of prior use. Played a few times, if ever. No wear whatsoever. This means no spindle marks, fingerprints, etc. Very light sleeve scuffs, minor production flaws, and other cosmetic irregularities will be noted when playback is affected.
Cover looks as if it just came from a store and was opened for the first time. Often in shrink. Sharp corners, strong legible spine. No surface wear or splits.
Vinyl is just shy of brand new looking. LP may have a faint surface mark or two barring it from being truly Near Mint, but sound quality should not be affected at all.
Cover sleeve is just short of Near Mint, with no significant ring-wear or staining or easily visible flaws whatsoever, seams and spine fully intact. Corners or edges may be slightly worn.
VERY GOOD PLUS (VG+)
Shows slight signs of wear, light scuffs or scratches may be present but they do not affect playback other than faint surface noise heard sporadically in between tracks, or the occasional soft click from a surface mark here or there,
Cover is considered still 'frame-able' yet when observed closely will show to have a flaw or small flaws, minor ring-wear if any, seams and spine intact but not pristine. Edges show wear. No splits.
More obvious signs of wear and handling, LP has surface noise that is noticeable in some spots but perhaps is quiet and clean in other spots, clicks and pops will be heard, but will not significantly disrupt the music,
Cover shows more obvious ring-wear, marks, or staining. Seams may have cracking, splitting, or some missing spine text but are still fairly well intact. Writing may be present on label.