MINT- (M-) – A perfect record and cover
EXCELLENT (EX) – The record and cover have no obvious signs of wear. No seam
splits, folds or creases but might have very slight signs of handling or very slight ring wear.
VERY GOOD (VG) – Visually the record may show signs of wear or surface marks such
as light scratches, paper scruffs or fingerprints. The record jacket or sleeve may shows
signs of use such as ring wear, a little fading, cut-out hole or cut corner, slight corner bend
GOOD – The record may have smudges, scratches, paper scruffs and most likely have
some surface noise but still playable. The cover may have tape or stickers, corner
creases, split seams, writing, small tears, spots or stains. The record or cover may not
have all these imperfections but will have some.
Still Sealed (SS) – unopened
woc – writing on cover
xoc – crossmarks or other written signs on cover
wol – writing on label
xol – crossmarks or other written signs on label
foc – gatefold, fold-out cover