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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 simple. There 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 would date this copy at
about 1950. The lid is dated 1950, the court
1945. The backboards are consistent with the earlier editions of the
game (these were changed for the 1953 edition).
The game parts are in VERY
GOOD condition. The game is complete except for the ball. It includes
the playing field (with all levers in working order) plus the
backboards (some scuffing at the bottom) with 2 intact nets. Overall I
would grade the game parts 5 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).
The game box is in POOR condition. The lid is
missing 1/2 of the sides. The bottom is intact but has heavy dishing. I
would grade it a 2 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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