The 1961 Nu-Card Baseball Scoops set consists of 80 cards, each measuring 2-1/2" by 3-1/2”. Card fronts mimicked a two deck, red-lettered newspaper"headlines" bolstered by black-and-white photographs of the game’s heroes and superstars past and present, including Hall of Famers Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Ty Cobb and Cy Young, plus lesser-known players such as Mickey Owen and Fred Snodgrass. The fronts also displayed the title "Baseball Scoops" with the banner repeated on the reverse, along with the card's number and an "Extra" box. The first few words of the headline were followed by a two- or three-paragraph story, recounting the particular incident, record or milestone. Highlights include Nu-Card #422 “Mantle Hits Longest Homer” and Nu-Card #447, which features Ruth hitting his 60th homer. Scarcities include #401 "Gentile Blasts Birds Into First", #441 "Hodges Hits 4 Home Runs In Nite Game," #456 "New York Wins 26 Straight Games" and #464 "Ump's Wrong Call Helps Dodgers.” The set is also remembered for some of its unusual entries, including card #434 "Dickey Chosen All-Star Catcher," which featured a line drawing of Bill Dickey - not an actual photograph; and #414 "A.L. Votes to Expand to Ten Teams," which features new owner Gene Autry on the baseball card.