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CADACO ALL STAR HOCKEY GAME
1969 EDITION


Cadaco has been manufacturing this game since the 50'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 edition  (1968) has 2 versions.   The first has the players wearing the Leafs and Hawks uniforms, the second has those uniforms altered due to licensing issues.  


cadaco all star hockey game parts

The game parts are in VERY GOOD condition.  The game is 100% complete.  It includes the playing field (with all levers in perfect working order), the scoreboard, the "puck", 2 goalies and 2 nets.   The main issue with the game is that it has suffered foxing (tiny brown stains) on the surface of all the cardboard parts due to improper storage.  The puck shows typical scratching from normal game play.  The scoreboard is a bit loose because it is not a very sturdy mounting.  You need to be sure to clamp it tight or it will just flop over.  Overall I would grade the game parts 5 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).

cadaco all star hockey game box

The game box is in EXCELLENT condition.   This is the original version of the box with the Leafs and Hawks in team colors with the team logos clearly visible.  Later versions of the game have the team colors altered due to licensing issues.   Nice shape with no stains or writing and no splits.  Just a few minor scrapes on the edges and corners.  The box bottom is in similarly excellent condition.  I would grade it a 8 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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