BOB DYLAN ~ Biograph 5xLP box set
Deluxe box set with booklet which includes lots of previously unreleased material.
If t's one thing I've learned about eBay, it's that OVERGRADING runs rampant. Near Mint has come to mean "looks good from a few feet away". VG+ has come to mean "found on the interstate" or "stored amongst lawn clippings" instead of a respectable albeit flawed record.I won't grade any record Mint unless it's sealed or brand new/unplayed. M- (Mint Minus or Near Mint) is my standard grade for a beautiful record or picture sleeve. EX means if t's a flaw on the sleeve or disc, it's very very minor... something noted by condition freaks (myself included). VG+ means a sleeve is creased or shows a ring impression and a disc shows cosmetic signs of handling. A VG+ record is one I'd keep in my collection without feeling the need for an upgrade unless it was a record I really liked. VG means "used but not abused"... your average secondhand store copy. A VG sleeve will have multiple flaws (sticker tear, seam split, ring wear) and the disc shows heavier wear suggesting the likelihood of moderate surface noise. Anything below VG will have ample recitation of flaws. Grading is sleeve first, disc second.
All grading is VISUAL and done under an extremely unforgiving ... read more