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 In order to assist everyone who buys and sells Subbuteo, Subbuteo365, in conjunction with Subbuteo World, has originated a set of standards for the condition of second-hand sets, teams and accessories. Any reputable seller should use similar gradings to state what amount of wear and tear the box, packaging and its contents have been subject to.

The 7 standard condition categories are listed below.

MINT The contents and the box/packaging are in brand new condition with no wear and tear whatsoever. The item would be just as if it had just come off the production line.
NEAR MINT The contents show some signs of having been used but there is very little sign of wear. The box/packaging may show very slight signs of wear/creasing.
EXCELLENT The contents is in a "played with" condition. No repairs will have been carried out. Normal wear and tear to the box/packaging is acceptable provided there are no major defects or tears. The packaging may also have a small amount of writing on it.
VERY GOOD The contents has been played with and there may be evidence of a light repair having been carried out. The box/packaging is generally OK but there may split corners or other slight defects.
GOOD The contents has been played with a lot and there may be greater signs of repairs having been carried out not always successfully. The box/packaging may suffer from creasing, scuffing, splits, discolouration etc and may have been written on.
FAIR The contents are complete but are in a worn condition with many repairs. The box/packaging may be torn or disfigured and written on.
POOR The contents may not be complete or may be damaged. The box/packaging may be badly damaged, torn or missing altogether. The item may only be of use as a collection filler.