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CADACO Bas-Ket Basketball Game
Bas-ket was one of the most
popular games Cadaco ever created. Cadaco manufactured the
1938-2004, and in 2011 Ideal issued a very similar game called
Hoops". Game play is very simpleThere are holes placed across
the board to give
different shooting angles. Each
hole contains a
flipper. Players try to flip the ball into their opponents'
basket. The artwork in the game changed quite a bit over the
years, but game
play remained the same.
I am pretty sure this is
the very first edition of the game. All the
parts that have dates state 1938 on them and the illustration on the
inside of the box cover that shows how to play the game depicts the
same artwork on the backboards as is seen on the game parts inside the
box. Later versions of the game with the same date have different
artwork on the box lid than is depicted on the game parts inside. Also
the game mechanism is built around a sturdy wood frame, not the
cardboard frame used on later editions. If this is not the very first
edition it is surely one of the earliest. I have never come across one
like it before.
The game parts are in VERY
GOOD-EXCELLENT condition. The game is 100% complete. It includes the
playing field (with all but one of the levers in perfect working
order), 2 backboards with very nice period artwork, 2 intact net
baskets and the ball. The lever for the center shooter on one side is
missing it's spring so it does not function properly. Otherwise
everything works as it should. The court looks really sharp. No
significant creases, stains or writing. There is a small "worm-hole"
near one end. The frame is intact. The backboards have some scuffing at
the bottom where the slide into the game box to set up for game play
but that is to be expected. They otherwise show little wear. The
artwork is very attractive with no fading or staining. Nets are intact.
Ball has no dents or cracks. Overall I would grade the game parts 6-7
on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).
The game box is in GOOD condition. It is
structurally sound with only one split corner. Other than a small hole
at the bottom edge of the lid there are only a few scrapes and light
creases. There appears to be one pencil mark at the left side. The
major issue is that there is discoloration/foxing. Perhaps this could
be cleaned up but I am not going to attempt it. Even with this flaw the
artwork is still fairly attractive. I would grade it a 4 on a 10 scale
(see condition guide below).
give this grade
to brand new, unused items. NEAR MINT (9):
Shows virtually no use. Seldom if ever played.
will have at worst some dented corners from shuffling around in the
box. Perhaps some very light handling creases to the
or other minor flaws with the game parts. Boxes will have
the slightest hint of shelf wear. EXCELLENT (7-8):
The game has seen some use but it was obviously taken care of
well. Cards may have denting to the corners, perhaps
light stains or other very light handling wear, but the vast
majority will be close to flawless. Game parts
some light handling creases or other signs of
careful use. Board might have just a hint of color loss or
corners. Boxes will have light rubbing to the artwork or
some minor dishing or a very light stain. VERY GOOD (5-6):
The game was not especially well cared for, but it still has
fared pretty well. Cards will have dented corners and
some may have rubber band wear to the edges. A few cards
than 10%) may have handling creases, yellowing to the
(a few may be yellowed on the faces), or light stains.
couple may have writing or some dried rubber band residue (this will be
noted). All card results will be fully readable.
parts will show obvious use but nothing will be torn, badly
stained or have any serious damage. Box may have
rubbing, light staining, dishing, 1 or 2 neatly split corners,
minor writing and/or a few pieces of tape. No major
damage and artwork will still be generally attractive. GOOD (3-4):
Obviously no care was taken with the game but it is still perfectly
playable. Cards will show moderate to heavy use and many will be
yellowed, stained, creased, written on or have rubber band
residue. A couple may be torn and taped back together.
card results will be fully readable. Other game parts show
considerable use but the game is complete with all parts in
condition. Box may have staining, writing, split
dishing and/or other structural damage but it will be intact and still
Only suitable to fill a space in your collection.
heavily worn and some are badly damaged. Game will be missing
parts (these will be noted). Box will have serious damage and
be missing aprons or badly torn.
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