eBay Drops "Used" Trading Card Condition, Moves To Graded Or Ungraded

Liz Morton
Liz Morton


Comments

eBay is dropping the "used" condition option for trading cards, moving to label cards as simply "graded" or "ungraded" instead.

Revamp your trading card listings with updated conditions
Representing the validity and condition of your trading cards just got easier. The new revamped grading system will help enhance the quality of your new listings and establish trust with your buyers. Here’s an overview of what’s new: A revamped grading system for single trading cards, where we’ve…

Representing the validity and condition of your trading cards just got easier. The new revamped grading system will help enhance the quality of your new listings and establish trust with your buyers.

Here’s an overview of what’s new:

A revamped grading system for single trading cards, where we’ve upgraded from Used, to the more precise grading labels of Graded and Ungraded.

  • Graded: Add the relevant grader, numerical grade, and the certification number (recommended).
  • Ungraded: Select the appropriate card condition that best fits the state of the card.

Your existing listings will also auto-migrate where there’s a one-to-one match between all the current card conditions.

This change will impact items in the Sports, Non-Sports, and Collectible Card Games singles categories.

Existing listings will automatically migrate if there is a one to one match between all information in the current condition model and the new one.

Selling trading cards | Seller Center
eBay is THE place to buy and sell your trading cards. From sports to collectible card games, turn trading cards into cash with our selling tools and global market of millions of buyers.

Enhance the quality of your new listings and establish trust with your buyers. Here are some improvements that can help you best represent your trading cards in new listings.

A revamped grading system for single trading cards. We’ve moved from Used, to Graded, and Ungraded.

● Graded: Add the relevant grader, numerical grade, and the certification number (recommended).
● Ungraded: Select the appropriate card condition that best fits the state of the card. Use the tables below for guidance.

This change will affect all single trading cards in the following categories:

● Sports Memorabilia, Cards & Fan Shop > Sports Trading Cards > Trading Card Singles
● Collectibles > Non-Sport Trading Cards > Trading Card Singles
● Toys & Hobbies > Collectible Card Games > CCG Individual Cards

Seamless migration.
Soon, your existing listings will auto-migrate where there’s a one-to-one match between all the current card conditions (Graded: Yes, Professional Grader, Grade or Graded: No, Card Condition) and the new Condition model (Condition: Graded, Professional Grader, and Grade or Condition: Ungraded; Descriptor: Card Condition).

● Auto migration will occur with the new grading system launch in July.
For sellers using APIs to list, new listings will require the new grading system in October 2023 and existing listings in January 2024.

Stay tuned for more announcements coming in October.

eBay has also provided charts to help sellers assess card conditions accurately to match the new model.


What do you think of dropping "used" condition for single trading cards on eBay? Let us know in the comments below!

eBaySeller Updates

Liz Morton Twitter Facebook LinkedIn

Liz Morton is a seasoned ecommerce pro with 17 years of online marketplace sales experience, providing commentary, analysis & news about eBay, Etsy, Amazon, Shopify & more at Value Added Resource!