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CADACO BAS-KET BASKETBALL GAME
1945 EDITION


Cadaco has been manufacturing this game since the 30's (a very similar 1/2 court game was put out by Whitman in the 20's).  Cadaco changed the artwork a number of times over the years but the game play remained the same as it was when it first came out 60+ years ago.  

This particular copy dates back to the 40's.  The box is the 1938 design but the board is dated 1945 so I would date the game somewhere between 1945-50 (they changed the box design in 1950).   It is a better than average example of this edition of this classic game.   The parts are in very nice shape.  The box is not so great but still better than most and will do fine until you find an upgrade.   


CADACO BAS-KET BASKETBALL GAME parts 1945 Edition

The game parts are in VERY GOOD-EXCELLENT condition.  The game is 100% complete.  It includes the playing field (with all levers in perfect working order), the backboards and 2 intact baskets.  It is missing the ball but a standard ping pong ball will do.  Other than the court having a bit of play wear near the levers the parts are in great shape.  No tears in the netting, no significant creases or stains on the backboards.  Overall I would grade the game parts 6-7 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).

CADACO BAS-KET BASKETBALL GAME box 1945 Edition

The game box is in GOOD condition.  It has quite a bit of wear including dishing, some stains, a bit of writing and 2 split corners.  The colors are still bright and the stains are not too dark.  Box bottom is in slightly better shape.  I would grade the box a 4 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).


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CONDITION GUIDE: 

MINT (10):
 I will only give this grade to brand new, unused items. NEAR MINT (9):  Shows virtually no use.  Seldom if ever played.   Perhaps some very light handling creases to the instructions or other minor flaws with the game parts.  Boxes will have only the slightest hint of shelf wear.   EXCELLENT (7-8): The game has seen some use but it was obviously well taken care of.  Game parts might have some light handling creases or other signs of careful use.  Board might have just a hint of color loss or dented corners.  Boxes will have light rubbing to the artwork or perhaps some minor dishing or a very light stain.   VERY GOOD (5-6):  The game was not especially well cared for but it still has faired pretty well.  Game parts will show obvious use but nothing will be torn, badly stained or have any serious damage.  Box may have some rubbing, light staining, dishing, 1 or 2 neatly split corners, minor writing and/or a few pieces of tape.  No major structural damage and artwork will still be generally attractive.  GOOD (3-4): Obviously no care was taken with the game but it is still playable as is.  Game parts show considerable use but the game is complete with all parts in usable condition.  Box may have staining, writing, split corners, dishing and/or other structural damage but it will be intact and still usable.   POOR (1-2):  Only suitable to fill a space in your collection.  Game will be missing parts (these will be noted).  Box will have serious damage and may be missing aprons or badly torn.

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