A typical deck from the late 1950s or early 1960s consists of:
- 10 balls
- 10 strikes
- 2 foul balls
- 2 fly outs
- 1 foul out
- 2 singles
- 2 doubles
- 1 triple
- 1 home run
- 1 balk
- 1 stolen base
- 1 hit-by-pitcher
Earlier decks omitted the balk, stolen base, and hit-by-pitcher, in favor of an additional ball, an additional double play, and an additional single.
In some editions from the 1960s, strikes and outs are color-coded orange, balls green, and all cards that advance a runner, blue, while in late-1950s editions, strikes and outs are green, balls blue, and cards advancing a runner, red. The cards are illustrated with line drawings of the action represented by the card; in the 1960s, a New York Mets edition included Mr. Met as the principle figure in the illustrations, and a Mets logo as the back design.
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