August 30, 2021
Start Date: August 28, 2021
Final Price: $34.99 (USD)
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Drake Take Care Vinyl Record LP Cash Money Records Records are VG with scuffs and a few very light scratches. Nothing deep. Outer gatefold sleeve is VG with corner and edge wear. Small mark on center of cover. No seam splits. Generic inner sleeves.
All my records are cleaned and graded based on appearance. I check play quality if I have any doubts!
Shipped free in a sturdy LP mailer.
I use the Goldmine standard for grading, as follows:
Mint (M) Absolutely perfect in every way. Certainly never been played, possibly even still sealed. Should be used sparingly as a grade, if at all.
Near Mint (NM) A nearly perfect record. The vinyl will play perfectly, with no imperfections during playback. The record should show no obvious signs of wear. An LP cover should have no creases, folds, seam splits, cutouts, or other noticeable defects. The same should be true of any other inserts, such as posters and lyric sleeves.
Very Good+ (VG+) A VG+ record will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it. Defects should be more of a cosmetic nature, not affecting the actual playback as a whole. Record surfaces may show some signs of wear and may have light scuffs or very light scratches that don't affect one's listening experiences. Slight warps that do not affect the sound are ok. The label may have some ringwear or discoloration, but it should be barely noticeable. Spindle marks may be present. Picture sleeves and inner sleeves will have some slight wear, slightly turned up corners, or a slight seam split. An LP cover may have slight signs of wear, and may be marred by a cutout hole, indentation, or cut corner.
Very Good (VG) Many of the defects found in a VG+ record will be more pronounced in a VG disc. Surface noise will be evident upon playing, especially in soft passages and during a song's intro and fade, but will not overpower the music otherwise. Groove wear will start to be noticeable, as with light scratches (deep enough to feel with a fingernail) that will affect the sound. Labels may be marred by writing, or have tape or stickers (or their residue) attached. The same will be true of picture sleeves or LP covers. However, it will not have all of these problems at the same time.
Good (G), Good Plus (G+) A record in G or G+ condition can be played through without skipping. But it will have significant surface noise, scratches, and visible groove wear. A cover or sleeve will have seam splits, especially at the bottom or on the spine. Tape, writing, ring wear, or other defects will be present. While the record will be playable without skipping, noticeable surface noise and "ticks" will almost certainly accompany the playback.
Poor (P), Fair (F) The record is cracked, badly warped, and won't play through without skipping or repeating. The picture sleeve is water damaged, split on all three seams, and heavily marred by wear and writing. The LP cover barely keeps the LP inside it. Inner sleeves are fully split, crinkled, and written upon.