Ever since, I have kept the card 100% of the time in a protective plastic sleeve, as well as in a and binder, to keep it from getting additional scratches or bent than the NM condition I received the card in. This card is certainly not in Gem Mint condition (PSA 10), and is unfortunately not in mint condition (PSA 9), because it does have some scratches and the card is slightly bent. It is also certainly not in anything worse than NM (PSA 8 or 7), such as excellent or played (PSA 6 or lower). But I can not be sure of it, so I will stand behind this card being at most a 8, and at the very least a 7.
Provided are PICTURES and SCANS of the actual SAME CARD you will be receiving. These pictures capture all of the flawed-conditions I will explain about the card. Firstly, Please take note of the minor scratching to the holo-foil. At first glance this card looks like it has no scratches, even when tilting and shining light on it.This is one indication that it is in NM condition that is close to Mint condition. Secondly, please take note of the back and corners. The blue border on the back of the card has some white'scuffing' along the border on the back that takes away from this card being mint, but this is only in just a few spots. Thirdly, please take note of the straightness of the card.
Overall, I would say the card is 90-80% straight with only some slight bending, but nothing severe, and bending that is still acceptable of a NM card. The card is not actually bent, but use this word to describe how it doesn't lay completely flat. In no way was the card folded or bent in any way that would result in a paper crease. There is nothing like that.
Just doesn't lay completely flat. Lastly, check out the centering of the card. The centering is near perfect and this is very important in terms of receiving a high PSA grade. So the centering of this card adds to the value of this card. Centering refers to the equidistant yellow borders that surround the front side of the card.
Some other obvious things to point out is this card is obviously 1st edition as seen by the stamp. This card is in english as seen by the wording, and it is also shadowless, as seen by the lack of a dark-shadow that is missing from the right side of the holo-foil. The item "NM 1st Edition Charizard Base Set, Very Rare, Holo Pokemon Card, Not PSA Graded" is in sale since Monday, April 16, 2018. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Collectible Card Games\Pokémon Trading Card Game\Pokémon Individual Cards". The seller is "benndaneshjo0" and is located in Austin, Texas.This item can be shipped to United States.