"Film Study"

Just as athletes study film on their opponents in order to hone their craft, successful card collectors also spend time growing their knowledge of the hobby.  This page is intended to be a resource to help you do just that.  Here you will find useful information such as the meaning of industry specific terms and commonly used acronyms as well as answers to frequently asked questions (such as what is my card worth?  Or should I get this card graded?).   So grab your playbook and your beverage of choice and let's get to work...

 

Acronyms

Following are the meanings of commonly used acronyms in the hobby.  Some acronyms may have more than one meaning depending on the context in which they are used.  If you don't find what you're looking for, please reach out and let us know as we are always looking to improve and add to this list...

APR

BCCG
BGS
BIN

BMWT
BO
BP
BVG
COA
CSG
CTD
DM

DOND
EX
EX-MT
FF (F&F)
FOTL
FR
FS
FT
GD
Gem MT
GS (G&S)
HGA
HOF
IM
LCS
MC
MK
MVP

NIL
NFS
NFT
NM
NM-MT
OBO
OC
OF
OP
OPC
PC
PCGS
PD
PM
Pop
PR
PSA

PWE
PYT
R
RC
RPA
SGC
SP
SSP
ST
TCG
VG
VG-EX
XRC

Auction Prices Realized

Beckett Collector's Club Grading
Beckett Grading Services
Buy It Now

Bubble Mailer With Tracking (shipping details)
Best Offer
Buyer's Premium
Beckett Vintage Grading
Certificate of Authenticity
Certified Sports Guaranty
Complete Through Date
Direct Message

Deal Or No Deal (type of sales process)
Excellent (used in card grading)
Excellent-Mint (used in card grading)
Friends & Family (form of payment terms)
First Off The Line
Fair (used in card garding)
For Sale
For Trade
Good (used in card grading)
Gem Mint (used in card grading)
Goods & Services (form of payment terms)
Hybrid Grading Approach
Hall of Fame
Instant Message
Local Card Shop (or Store)
Miscut (card condition qualifier)
Marks (card condition qualifier)
Most Valuable Player

Name, Image, and Likeness

Not For Sale
Not For Trade or Non-Fungible Token
Near Mint (used in card grading)
Near Mint-Mint (used in card grading)
Or Best Offer
Off Center (card condition qualifier)
Out of Focus (card condition qualifier)
Original Poster
O-Pee-Chee
Personal Collection
Professional Coin Grading Service
Print Defect (card condition qualifier)
Personal Message
Population Report
Poor (used in card grading) or Print Run
Professional Sports Authenticators

Plain White Envelope (shipping details)
Pick Your Team (used in breaks-type of break)
Rookie
Rookie Card
Rookie Patch Auto (autograph)
Sportscard Guaranty Corporation
Short Print
Super Short Print
Stain (card condition qualifier)
Trading Card Game
Very Good (used in card grading)
Very Good-Excellent (used in card grading)
Extended Rookie Card

Glossary of Terms

Following are the meanings of common terms that are used in the hobby.  If you don't find what you're looking for, please reach out and let us know as we are always looking to improve our content...

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