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CADACO Bas-Ket Basketball Game
1954 Life Magazine Edition
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.
This particular copy is
from the early/mid 50's and has a blurb on the front cover mentioning
it's being advertised in LIFE Magazine.
The game parts are in
EXCELLENT condition. The game is 100% complete. It includes the playing
field (with all flippers in perfect working order), the backboards, the
plastic baskets and the ball. The nets are free of tears. Just some
minor creasing near a couple of the flipper levers and at the bottom of
the backboards. Overall I would grade the game parts 7-8 on a 10 scale
(see condition guide below).
The game box is in VERY GOOD condition. It has some
light staining near the left edge and is a bit sunken from having
another game stacked on top. No splits or writing and has bright
colors. Box bottom is free of splits and has no stains or writing. I
would grade it a 5-6 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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