Grading is done visibly unless I am unsure of whether it affects play or not; then I will play it to be certain. I try to be strict and critical as possible to be sure you will be happy with your purchase as I am a collector myself. Records will be shipped out of their sleeves in record mailers with extra cardboard for protection. Records are bagged and the vinyl is in a die-cut white sleeve. If you win more than one item please wait for my invoice;I will gladly combine shipping.Please ask all questions before bidding. Thanx and please check my other punk, powerpop and hardcore auctions! I sellsimilar items on Discogsunder the same seller name; look me up!