Cadaco has been manufacturing this game since the 30's (a very similar 1/2 court game was put out by Whitman in the 20's). Cadaco changed the artwork a number of times over the years but the game play is still the same as it was when it first came out 60+ years ago. 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).
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.