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CADACO BAS-KET GAME 1973
HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS 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 is from 1973 and it's the HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS edition.  It features pictures of the Globetrotters on the box lid and on the backboards.  


cadaco bas-ket game parts

The game parts are in 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.  The nets are fully intact and it even includes the original Cadaco ball.  There are creases on the near 4 of the flipper handles but these won't have much effect on the roll of the ball.  Overall I would grade the game parts 7-8 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).

cadaco bas-ket box

The game box is in GOOD-VERY GOOD condition.  There is one split corner, a few creases from stacking and there is a tear in the cover art near the bottom of the lid (see pic).  Box bottom has one split along one of it's sides but nothing too serious.  I would grade it a 4-5 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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