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 is still the same as it was when it first came out 60+ years ago. This is the early 70's version.
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, the plastic baskets and the ball. I am unsure if the ball is original to the set but the game uses a standard ping pong-type ball and that is what is included. The ball has staining. The nets are free of tears and the backboards and court are free of stains or writing. The court is slightly caved in but the game can still be played fine as is. The game does have a "musty" smell to it. Overall I would grade the game parts 7 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).
The game box is in VERY GOOD-EXCELLENT condition. The lid and box bottom both have suffered some dishing from stacking. The colors are nice and bright. There is a hint of some foxing on the 2 short aprons. Otherwise no stains and no writing. The game does have a "musty" smell. No split corners. I would grade the box a 6-7 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).
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.