Gotham produced a number of table hockey games during the middle part of the 20th century. This is one of the oldest. It has a carboard playing surface and tin players. The players are not mobile. They simply spin in place and serve as both goalie and scorer.
The game is in EXCELLENT condition. The rink is intact as is the frame. The playing surface is better than you usually find. There is some soiling but not enough to seriously detract from the nice period artwork. Some scuffing where the players rotate and a few other scuff marks. The players are in nice shape as well with some light paint wear and some rust on the unfinished sticks but still very attractive. I would grade the game a 3 on a 10 scale due to the missing rod but I'd say the condition of the playing surface and players would be a 5-6 (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. Just the slighest bit of scuffing to the decals. EXCELLENT (7-8): These were played with but very lightly. Some minor scuffs, probably a little heavier on the sticks. Perhaps a couple small tears in the decals or a very minor stain on 1-2 players. VERY GOOD (5-6): The players were not especially well cared for but not badly worn. There will be some scuffing from normal use and maybe some light stains, a tear in a couple decals (maybe a small bit torn off) or minor writing that does not detract from the general attractiveness of the players. No physical damage to the bases. GOOD (3-4): Obviously no care was taken with the players but they are still usable. They may have heavy staining, sun-fading and/or heavy writing or tearing of the decals. Might possibly have some cracks or chips in the bases but will still mount and will be playable. POOR (1-2): Only suitable to fill a space in your collection. Heavy wear. May be incomplete set or have broken unusable players.