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1972 Sunoco Stamps

There are 624 stamps in the base 1972 Sunoco Stamp set: 12 offensive players and 12 defensive players for each of the 26 NFL teams. The stamps, in 9-stamp packets, were free with purchase from Sunoco and DX gas stations. Two albums for the stamps, a 56-page "Saver" album and a 128-page "Deluxe Saver" album, were available via mail order. (The Saver album was $1.25; the Deluxe Saver album was $3.50.) Each album contained a starter set of 144 stamps, but the 144 stamps were the same in every album.

Individual stamps were also available via mail order for 2 cents each. In addition to the 624 original stamps, the mail order form contained 82 update stamps. The update stamps were not available from the gas stations, so they are much scarcer than the originals, and I don't yet have a full set. You can see two examples in one of my blog articles, and you can see a list of all of the update stamps on the PSA web site.

Another accessory I have seen for this set is a "trader wallet," a soft plastic sleeve in which you could keep your stamps. I don't know if the gas stations gave away the wallets, or if the wallets came with the albums. You can see a picture in another of my blog articles.

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Picture Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Est. Retail Value (?) Grades available at nearmintcards.com
1972 Sunoco Stamps Ken Burrow 1972 Sunoco Stamps 1 Ken Burrow Atlanta Falcons wide receiver San Diego State
1972 Sunoco Stamps Bill Sandeman 1972 Sunoco Stamps 2 Bill Sandeman Atlanta Falcons tackle Pacific
1972 Sunoco Stamps Andy Maurer 1972 Sunoco Stamps 3 Andy Maurer Atlanta Falcons guard Oregon
1972 Sunoco Stamps Jeff Van Note 1972 Sunoco Stamps 4 Jeff Van Note Atlanta Falcons center, guard Kentucky Falcons Ring of Honor 2006
1972 Sunoco Stamps Malcolm Snider 1972 Sunoco Stamps 5 Malcolm Snider Atlanta Falcons guard Stanford
1972 Sunoco Stamps George Kunz 1972 Sunoco Stamps 6 George Kunz Atlanta Falcons tackle Notre Dame
1972 Sunoco Stamps Jim Mitchell 1972 Sunoco Stamps 7 Jim Mitchell Atlanta Falcons tight end Prairie View
1972 Sunoco Stamps Wes Chesson 1972 Sunoco Stamps 8 Wes Chesson Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Duke
1972 Sunoco Stamps Bob Berry 1972 Sunoco Stamps 9 Bob Berry Atlanta Falcons quarterback Oregon
1972 Sunoco Stamps Dick Shiner 1972 Sunoco Stamps 10 Dick Shiner Atlanta Falcons quarterback Maryland
1972 Sunoco Stamps Jim Butler 1972 Sunoco Stamps 11 Jim Butler Atlanta Falcons running back Edward Waters College
1972 Sunoco Stamps Art Malone 1972 Sunoco Stamps 12 Art Malone Atlanta Falcons running back Arizona State
1972 Sunoco Stamps Claude Humphrey 1972 Sunoco Stamps 13 Claude Humphrey Atlanta Falcons defensive end Tennessee State Pro Football Hall of Fame 2014, Falcons Ring of Honor 2008
1972 Sunoco Stamps John Small 1972 Sunoco Stamps 14 John Small Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle, linebacker Citadel Small played from 1970 to 1974 for the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions. He never appeared on a regular issue football card.
1972 Sunoco Stamps Glen Condren 1972 Sunoco Stamps 15 Glen Condren Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Oklahoma
1972 Sunoco Stamps John Zook 1972 Sunoco Stamps 16 John Zook Atlanta Falcons defensive end Kansas
1972 Sunoco Stamps Don Hansen 1972 Sunoco Stamps 17 Don Hansen Atlanta Falcons linebacker Illinois
1972 Sunoco Stamps Tommy Nobis 1972 Sunoco Stamps 18 Tommy Nobis Atlanta Falcons linebacker Texas College Hall of Fame 1981, Falcons Ring of Honor 2004, Outland Trophy 1965
1972 Sunoco Stamps Greg Brezina 1972 Sunoco Stamps 19 Greg Brezina Atlanta Falcons linebacker Houston
1972 Sunoco Stamps Ken Reaves 1972 Sunoco Stamps 20 Ken Reaves Atlanta Falcons defensive back Norfolk State
1972 Sunoco Stamps Tom Hayes 1972 Sunoco Stamps 21 Tom Hayes Atlanta Falcons defensive back San Diego State
1972 Sunoco Stamps Tom McCauley 1972 Sunoco Stamps 22 Tom McCauley Atlanta Falcons defensive back Wisconsin
1972 Sunoco Stamps Bill Bell 1972 Sunoco Stamps 23 Bill Bell Atlanta Falcons kicker Kansas
1972 Sunoco Stamps Billy Lothridge 1972 Sunoco Stamps 24 Billy Lothridge Atlanta Falcons kicker Georgia Tech
1972 Sunoco Stamps Eddie Hinton 1972 Sunoco Stamps 25 Eddie Hinton Baltimore Colts wide receiver Oklahoma
1972 Sunoco Stamps Bob Vogel 1972 Sunoco Stamps 26 Bob Vogel Baltimore Colts tackle Ohio State
1972 Sunoco Stamps Glenn Ressler 1972 Sunoco Stamps 27 Glenn Ressler Baltimore Colts guard Penn State College Hall of Fame 2001
1972 Sunoco Stamps Bill Curry 1972 Sunoco Stamps 28 Bill Curry Baltimore Colts center Georgia Tech
1972 Sunoco Stamps John Williams 1972 Sunoco Stamps 29 John Williams Baltimore Colts guard, tackle Minnesota Williams played twelve seasons for the Baltimore Colts and Los Angeles Rams, but he never appeared on a regular issue football card.
1972 Sunoco Stamps Dan Sullivan 1972 Sunoco Stamps 30 Dan Sullivan Baltimore Colts guard Boston College
1972 Sunoco Stamps Tom Mitchell 1972 Sunoco Stamps 31 Tom Mitchell Baltimore Colts tight end Bucknell
1972 Sunoco Stamps John Mackey 1972 Sunoco Stamps 32 John Mackey Baltimore Colts tight end Syracuse Pro Football Hall of Fame 1992
1972 Sunoco Stamps Ray Perkins 1972 Sunoco Stamps 33 Ray Perkins Baltimore Colts wide receiver Alabama
1972 Sunoco Stamps John Unitas 1972 Sunoco Stamps 34 John Unitas Baltimore Colts quarterback Louisville Pro Football Hall of Fame 1979
1972 Sunoco Stamps Tom Matte 1972 Sunoco Stamps 35 Tom Matte Baltimore Colts halfback Ohio State
1972 Sunoco Stamps Norm Bulaich 1972 Sunoco Stamps 36 Norm Bulaich Baltimore Colts running back TCU
1972 Sunoco Stamps Bubba Smith 1972 Sunoco Stamps 37 Bubba Smith Baltimore Colts defensive end Michigan State College Hall of Fame 1988
1972 Sunoco Stamps Billy Newsome 1972 Sunoco Stamps 38 Billy Newsome Baltimore Colts defensive end Grambling
1972 Sunoco Stamps Fred Miller 1972 Sunoco Stamps 39 Fred Miller Baltimore Colts defensive tackle LSU
1972 Sunoco Stamps Roy Hilton 1972 Sunoco Stamps 40 Roy Hilton Baltimore Colts defensive end Jackson State
1972 Sunoco Stamps Ray May 1972 Sunoco Stamps 41 Ray May
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1972 Sunoco Stamps Ted Hendricks 1972 Sunoco Stamps 42 Ted Hendricks Baltimore Colts linebacker Miami Florida College Hall of Fame 1987, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1990 Hendricks placed fifth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1968. See my page of football cards of Heisman Trophy candidates.
1972 Sunoco Stamps Charlie Stukes 1972 Sunoco Stamps 43 Charlie Stukes Baltimore Colts defensive back Maryland Eastern Shore
1972 Sunoco Stamps Rex Kern 1972 Sunoco Stamps 44 Rex Kern Baltimore Colts defensive back Ohio State College Hall of Fame 2007 Kern placed third in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1969, and fifth in 1970. See my page of football cards of Heisman Trophy candidates.
1972 Sunoco Stamps Jerry Logan 1972 Sunoco Stamps 45 Jerry Logan Baltimore Colts defensive back West Texas State
1972 Sunoco Stamps Rick Volk 1972 Sunoco Stamps 46 Rick Volk Baltimore Colts defensive back Michigan
1972 Sunoco Stamps David Lee 1972 Sunoco Stamps 47 David Lee Baltimore Colts punter Louisiana Tech
1972 Sunoco Stamps Jim O 1972 Sunoco Stamps 48 Jim O'Brien Baltimore Colts kicker, wide receiver Cincinnati
1972 Sunoco Stamps J.D. Hill 1972 Sunoco Stamps 49 J.D. Hill Buffalo Bills wide receiver Arizona State
1972 Sunoco Stamps Willie Young 1972 Sunoco Stamps 50 Willie Young Buffalo Bills tackle Alcorn State

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