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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you buy cards?
When will my order be available for pickup?
What are your card condition grades?


Do you buy cards?

Absolutely!  You can sell us cards via our online Buylist.  Or, you can bring cards to our retail location.  Where a large number of cards or a collection is involved we recommend you make an appointment by contacting us via e-mail at buyer@cbagames.com or by calling our retail location at 905-666-0011.

When will my order be available for pickup?

We process orders placed online for in-store pickup Monday to Friday.  If you placed your order prior to noon on any of these days, there is a very good chance it will be available for pickup up that same evening after 5pm. Otherwise, you can expect your order to be available the next day, again after 5pm.

 

What are your card condition grades?

NM/Mint Card will show little to no wear from shuffling or general play.  A foil card will have little or no scuffing or clouding on the front and retain most or all of its original gloss.
Slightly Played Card will show visible, minor wear.  A card may have mild border wear, minor corner wear, or scuffing/loss of sheen on the front due to play wear.  A foil card may also have moderate clouding and have lost some of its original gloss.  Cards signed by the artist, Richard Garfield, or bearing a Pro Tour Stamp which would otherwise be graded as NM/Mint are graded as Slightly Played.
Moderately Played Card will show visible, moderate wear.  A card may show signs of shuffle creasing, moderate corner wear, moderate border wear, moderate whitening on the back or front face of the card, slight-to-moderate inking along the back borders, major binder bends, major scratching, or slight (hairline) creasing.  A foil card may also have lost most of its original gloss.
Heavily Played Card will show easily visible, but not extreme wear.  A card may have extensive border or corner wear, major bending, major scratching, major nicks, major scuffing, major creasing along the top border from shuffling, moderate whitening, slight inking along the borders, slight tearing along the borders, minor water damage, minor dirt buildup, or slight discoloration. A foil card may also have major clouding and have lost most or all of its original gloss.  A heavily played card, even sleeved, may not be passable for competitive play.
Damaged A card will show easily visible, extreme wear.  It may have major whitening, heavy inking, major creasing or tearing, extensive water damage, writing on the front or back, missing pieces, extensive dirt buildup, or extreme discloration.  Basically, a card that grades worse than Heavily Played and that, even sleeved, would not be passable for competitive play.
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