We can't know the history of any individual card that we grade, so we have to grade cards as we see them in front of us. Damage can be introduced at numerous points in the life of a card, and even cards that come straight from booster packs can grade below NM if there are printing problems or the pack was handled or opened too roughly.
Modified on: Fri, 10 Jul, 2015 at 3:06 PM
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