In comparison to graded cards, a Near Mint card should be around the quality of a BGS 9 or a PSA 9.
Shining Magikarp (#66, Neo Revelation)
Stage: Basic HP: 30 Type: Water Weakness: L Resistance: None
Attack: [W] Gold Scale - Your opponent may draw 2 cards. Either way, you may draw 2 cards.
Attack: [P] Dragon Bond - Search your deck for a card named Gyarados, Dark Gyarados, or Shining Gyarados. Show it to your opponent and put it into your hand. Shuffle your deck afterward.
Retreat Cost: 1 Rarity: Rare
Artist: Ken Sugimori
Pokemon Number: 129.7
Subspecies: Shining Magikarp
Near Mint Condition
A card in Near Mint condition shows minimal to no wear from shuffling or general play. Cards classified as Near Mint/Mint are generally indistinguishable from cards in an unsleeved deck of other Near Mint/Mint cards. Foils in this condition have little or no scuffing or clouding on the front and edges of the card.