It never really made sense to begin with and now eBay is removing the “new/used” designation for sellers who list trading cards on the site. The move is part of a larger undertaking to revise how cards are listed for sale and auction.
Sellers creating new listings now have to indicate whether the card is graded or ungraded, with requirements to list which company graded the card and its numerical grade if it’s in a slab. They’re also recommending that sellers include the certification number in the listing.
Those selling ungraded cards will have to check some boxes providing a basic overview of the condition of those “raw” cards.
The idea is to provide buyers with as much information as possible beyond the photos that have always been required to list cards on the site.
The changes were supposed to take place October 23 but appear to already be in place.
eBay is already migrating existing listings into the new system where options selected by sellers are already checked and match the new requirements.
Ungraded listings will move over, too, but eventually you’ll have to add some of the new condition information to your listings in order to keep them listed.
Sellers using APIs to list cards will have to abide by the new system when listing cards while their existing listings will have to include all of the new data by January.
More details are available here.