If the LP is clean, I see no reason to hesitate playing it on your system.
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I would try using a less expensive cartridge to test - I'm sure you have one.
If you really like the album - try it!
If is skips or jumps or just sounds bad - STOP IT & try the next LP.
When all is tried & true - Go back to your favorite cartridge & ENJOY!
I usually have 2 or 3 backups for my true favorites.
After 50 years in analogue - You learn a few things.
Defects on vinyl surface that cause skips, jumps, heavy and deep scratches can damage stylus.Yes, of course it's hazardous to play any LP that causes the cartridge to jump. A simple scratch, however, should not damage a stylus ... provided the LP is clean.