Vinyl: Sealed (SS)
Sleeve: VG+ (Some ringwear on front cover and bit of wear on seams, although no splits. Check pics.)
Mint (M or SS) Sealed or has just been opened by me, I rarely use this rating for non-sealed items. Records and covers will have no issues.
Near Mint (NM) A near perfect record and cover. May have the smallest of imperfection's. As if it was just opened.
Excellent (EX or VG++) Somewhere between VG+ and NM.
Very Good Plus (VG+) Record surfaces may have some signs of wear and may have slight scuffs or light scratches that doesn't affect the sound. May have slight warp. Labels may have slight wear. Cover may have wear and a cut-out , dents, slight ringwear, corner cut or slight seam split. Cover may have small stickers or sticker residue.
Very Good (VG or VG-) Record surfaces will have some signs of wear. Records will have surface noise. Scuffs and scratches (deep enough to feel with a fingernail) that will affect the sound. Labels may have writing, tape, larger stickers or residue. The same will be true of LP covers including wear, large seam splits, cuts, cut-outs, dents, ringwear, small writing or a small amount of water / moisture damage.
Good (G or G+) Records in Good or Good Plus condition will have surface noise and wear, scratches, scuffs and visible groove wear. Scuffs and scratches (deep enough to feel with a fingernail) that will affect the sound, may have skips. LP cover will have full seam splits, tape, writing, heavy ring wear, rips and tears or large water / moisture damage. I do not sell anything below this grading.