1972 Alabama Playing Cards

1972 Alabama football playing card backThe deck of 1972 Alabama playing cards contains pictures of 51 players and Coach Bear Bryant. The jokers picture Alabama's Denny Stadium and Memorial Coliseum. The key card in the deck is a pre-rookie card of Pro Football Hall of Famer John Hannah. Many of the players in the 1972 deck appeared again in the deck of 1973 Alabama playing cards.

Alabama was undefeated in 1972 until the last game of the regular season, the famous "Punt Bama Punt" game against Auburn. In that game, Auburn's Bill Newton blocked two Greg Gantt punts in the fourth quarter. David Langner returned both of the blocked punts for touchdowns, and Auburn won 17-16. Alabama lost again in the Cotton Bowl, 17-13 to Texas.

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1972 Alabama Playing Cards Skip Kubelius 1972 Alabama Playing Cards 1C Skip Kubelius defensive tackle Alabama
1972 Alabama Playing Cards Terry Davis 1972 Alabama Playing Cards 1D Terry Davis quarterback Alabama
1972 Alabama Playing Cards Robert Fraley 1972 Alabama Playing Cards 1H Robert Fraley quarterback Alabama
1972 Alabama Playing Cards Bear Bryant 1972 Alabama Playing Cards 1S Bear Bryant coach Alabama College Hall of Fame 1986
1972 Alabama Playing Cards David Watkins 1972 Alabama Playing Cards 2C David Watkins defensive end Alabama
1972 Alabama Playing Cards Bobby McKinney 1972 Alabama Playing Cards 2D Bobby McKinney defensive back Alabama
1972 Alabama Playing Cards Dexter Wood 1972 Alabama Playing Cards 2H Dexter Wood wide receiver Alabama
1972 Alabama Playing Cards Chuck Strickland 1972 Alabama Playing Cards 2S Chuck Strickland linebacker Alabama
1972 Alabama Playing Cards John Hannah 1972 Alabama Playing Cards 3C John Hannah guard Alabama Patriots Hall of Fame 1991, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1991, College Hall of Fame 1999 Pre-rookie card

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1972 Alabama Playing Cards Tom Lusk 1972 Alabama Playing Cards 3D Tom Lusk defensive end Alabama
1972 Alabama Playing Cards Jim Krapf 1972 Alabama Playing Cards 3H Jim Krapf center Alabama Krapf played for the CFL's British Columbia Lions in 1973.
1972 Alabama Playing Cards Warren Dyar 1972 Alabama Playing Cards 3S Warren Dyar tight end Alabama
1972 Alabama Playing Cards Greg Gantt 1972 Alabama Playing Cards 4C Greg Gantt punter Alabama Gantt had two punts blocked and returned for touchdowns in Alabama's famous "Punt Bama Punt" game against Auburn.
1972 Alabama Playing Cards Johnny Sharpless 1972 Alabama Playing Cards 4D Johnny Sharpless wide receiver Alabama
1972 Alabama Playing Cards Steve Wade 1972 Alabama Playing Cards 4H Steve Wade defensive back Alabama
1972 Alabama Playing Cards John Rogers 1972 Alabama Playing Cards 4S John Rogers tackle Alabama
1972 Alabama Playing Cards Doug Faust 1972 Alabama Playing Cards 5C Doug Faust defensive tackle Alabama
1972 Alabama Playing Cards Jeff Rouzie 1972 Alabama Playing Cards 5D Jeff Rouzie linebacker Alabama
1972 Alabama Playing Cards Buddy Brown 1972 Alabama Playing Cards 5H Buddy Brown guard Alabama
1972 Alabama Playing Cards Randy Moore 1972 Alabama Playing Cards 5S Randy Moore tight end Alabama
1972 Alabama Playing Cards David Knapp 1972 Alabama Playing Cards 6C David Knapp halfback Alabama
1972 Alabama Playing Cards Lanny Norris 1972 Alabama Playing Cards 6D Lanny Norris defensive back Alabama
1972 Alabama Playing Cards Paul Spivey 1972 Alabama Playing Cards 6H Paul Spivey running back Alabama
1972 Alabama Playing Cards Pat Raines 1972 Alabama Playing Cards 6S Pat Raines center Alabama
1972 Alabama Playing Cards Pete Pappas 1972 Alabama Playing Cards 7C Pete Pappas wide receiver Alabama