I'll just let you all sit here for a moment and appreciate the sophomoric humor that I found in the headline on this card..........
Fred Merkle was actually a really good ballplayer. Merkle (b. 1888 - d. 1956) played from 1907 to 1920, 1925 and 1926 for the Giants, Dodgers, Cubs (ironically enough) and Yankees. He had 1,580 hits, 61 home runs and a .273 batting average. He finished 7th in the MVP voting in 1911, which that MVP award is a different one than what is given out today; it means the same, but it is a different award supposedly.
The 1961 Nu-Card Scoops set consists of 80 cards numbered from 401 to 480. I'm not sure why, if someone wants to fill me in on that, please do. This would be a really cool set to put together. i picked up 3 more cards from this set that I will show soon. I think I would consider putting it together at some point. A few of the premium cards (Ruth and Gehrig, of course) run a little higher than the others. I got this one the Sunday after Thanksgiving for $1.75, even though it books for $1.50. It was the only one I saw, so I didn't mind paying a bit more. One of those supply and demand things.
Anyway, I hope you all enjoyed this card as much as I did. I really do think it is a cool one that I had no clue about until a few weeks ago.