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Toys & Collectibles
The following table explains the common toy/collectible grading abbreviations used on this site. Some toys/collectibles may instead use the comic grading scale given below.
NOTE: For items graded by a professional authority (ex. AFA), the actual grade is listed in the product title and/or description.
|AFA Sealed||Graded and sealed by the Action Figure Authority|
|Factory Sealed||Same as MISB/MOSC|
|Loose||Item is not in its original packaging & packaging is not included|
|MIB||Mint in Box (packaging not factory sealed)|
|MISB||Mint in Sealed Box|
|MOC||Mint on Card (packaging not factory sealed)|
|MOSC||Mint on Sealed Card|
For more information on toy grading, please visit the following link:
Action Figure Authority - Professional grading company
Comics & Books
The following table explains and shows the equivalent grade for the comic/book condition abbreviations used on this site.
NOTE: For items graded by a professional authority (ex. CGC, PGX), the actual grade is listed in the product title and/or description.
|Listed Condition||Equivalent Grade (1-10)||Explanation|
|NM-M||9.0 - 9.8||Near Mint to Mint|
|VF-NM||8.0 - 9.0||Very Fine to Near Mint|
|F-VF||6.0 - 8.0||Fine to Very Fine|
|VG-F||3.0 - 6.0||Very Good to Fine|
|G-VG||2.0 - 3.0||Good to Very Good|
|FR||1.0 - 2.0||Fair|
For more information on comic grading, please visit the following links:
Comic Vine Grading Guide - general overview of comic book grading
CGC Comics - Professional grading company
PGX Comics - Professional grading company