Near Mint : The vinyl appears mint in normal indoor light. If there is a defect, it should be very hard to see in normal indoor light. A few small very minor and hard to see sleeve scuffs may appear on the vinyl under a good light source. Cover or sleeve might have couple of small defects such as small very light foxing spots, a few small very light crease marks etc. Labels may have a couple of light spindle marks.
It will play with audio clear throughout with just a couple of soft clicks here and there maybe. The vinyl can have a few very light hairlines or sleeve scuffs, some light signs of having been played, maybe some very light static at intros and breaks and a few soft static/clicks throughout, but there will still be excellent audible quality.The cover/sleeve might have light wear very light ring marks, a few light crease/bend marks and, or very light foxing spots etc. Labels might have some light spindle marks.
The vinyl has been played many times, it can have more crackle/static and pops/clicks but have no major deterioration in audio quality, it could have more noticeable surface marks, hairlines and sleeve scuffs and light scratches. Labels may have spindle marks and some light wear, foxing spots, name, sticker or residue mark from sticker, but no tears. The cover/sleeve could have light ring marks, some crease/bend marks, light edge/corner wear, small stains, writing, small splits or tears and foxing, laminate lifting etc. There will be NO big, major seam splits or tears. The vinyl will have lots of scratches and deeper scuff marks over it's surface and has been played so much that the audio quality has noticeably deteriorated with more crackles and pops throughout.
May skip on 1 track and vinyl may have a slight warp. Labels will display poorly with a number of different defects, tears, damage, heavy spindle wear etc. The cover and contents suffer from creasing, bend marks, heavy crease/bend marks, wear to edges/corners, bigger edge/seam splits, lots of writing, stains and foxing etc. IF YOU HAVE ANY ISSUES WITH MY GRADING PLEASE GET IN CONTACT WITH ME BEFORE LEAVING NEUTRAL OR NEGATIVE.