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A couple weeks ago, I purchased a play set of 4 Alliances Force of Wills from a novice seller on eBay. The pictures weren’t great but they were listed as “played” so I assumed they were probably moderately played with wear in the usual spots. The seller was from Canada but shipped with tracking so I felt like the purchase was safe. When the cards arrived, they were mint. I initially thought that the seller…

One of the most challenging aspects of collecting un-graded, raw books is estimating a grade. Whether you want to get the book slabbed or just want a high grade book for your collection, the price difference, investment opportunity, and overall collectibility can hinge on the grade.