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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

1961 Nu-Cards Baseball Scoops Braves Team Set

Thanks again for everyone's support. You know I couldn't stay gone for too long and besides, I had a very productive day today.

I got a 1961 Nu-Card Baseball Scoops card from Matt G. (same guy who sent me the Chipper Flipper) And I thought I'd show off my Braves Nu-Card set. After reviewing the checklist it turns out I don't actually have a complete team set but I'm showing 'em off anyway. As you can see the set has a newspaper headline theme. The company came out with a similar set in a larger format size the year before with both the photo and the text on the front and a quiz on the back. For some reason the 80 card 1961 set starts at #401 and goes to #480. This is a good set for cheapskates as you can usually find high-quality star cards for under $100. Yes, even Mantles.

402 Warren Spahn Hurls No-Hitter, Whiffs 15

408 Braves' Lew Burdette Wins No-Hitter

412 Eddie Mathews Blasts 300th Big League Homer

425 Red Schoendienst Key Player in Victory

433 Adcock Gets Four Homers, Double

435 Burdette Beats Yanks in 3 Series Games

451 Braves Take Pennant

462 Aaron's Bat Beats Yankees in Series

463 Warren Spahn Beats Yanks in World Series

Somehow Spahn has eluded me. No worries, it's just another thing to chase. You can kind of see why these cards aren't all that popular, but then again that's the whole oddball appeal.

I've still got plenty of vintage stuff to post and to be honest a lot of newer stuff I never got around to. I will let you in on a little secret: Next week I just might rip a box of colorful retro horizontal cards. Keep it under your hat though...


Thorzul said...

Glad to have you back!
And I'm glad I stayed up a few extra minutes to catch this great post!

night owl said...

Oh, thank goodness. Both you and DC posted within 10 minutes of each other.

The world makes sense again.

Jeffrey Wolfe said...

Dayf's back!

White Sox Cards said...


Don't feel too bad, I've been out of work since July.

Motherscratcher said...

Great to have you back again. I'm with Night Owl, the world makes sense again.

And now I advise you to do what your parents did.

deal said...

welcome back - love these cards. Always been a big fan of the newsprint style cards.

Matt said...

Glad you enjoyed it Dayf. I love that set. What is that you say? Early 60s...and I can get a NM Ted Williams for $10? Deal.

Anonymous said...

i was just wondering how i could find out what my cards worth it was gaven to me by my grandpa when i was little and it doest have a date on it all it says is giants field leaders and it shows charlie fox in a bigger picture then theres coaches and one says joe amalfitano, andy gilber,don mcmahon and john mcnamara and it looks like a really old card on the back it has number 252 inside of a baseball and on the bottom it has this **and a c with a circle around it then T.C.G.. PRTD. IN U.S.A.