1972 Auburn Playing Cards

The 1972 Auburn playing card deck includes fifty-one players and coach Shug Jordan. The two jokers picture Cliff Hare Stadium and Auburn Memorial Coliseum. By my count, five of the players went on to play in the NFL. They are identified below.

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1972 Auburn Playing Cards Ken Calleja 1972 Auburn Playing Cards 1C Ken Calleja wide receiver Auburn mint
1972 Auburn Playing Cards James Owens 1972 Auburn Playing Cards 1D James Owens running back Auburn Owens was the first African-American to play football on scholarship at Auburn. mint
1972 Auburn Playing Cards Mac Lorendo 1972 Auburn Playing Cards 1H Mac Lorendo tackle Auburn
1972 Auburn Playing Cards Shug Jordan 1972 Auburn Playing Cards 1S Shug Jordan coach Auburn College Hall of Fame 1982
1972 Auburn Playing Cards Rick Neel 1972 Auburn Playing Cards 2C Rick Neel running back Auburn mint
1972 Auburn Playing Cards Ted Smith 1972 Auburn Playing Cards 2D Ted Smith quarterback Auburn mint
1972 Auburn Playing Cards Eddie Welch 1972 Auburn Playing Cards 2H Eddie Welch defensive end Auburn mint
1972 Auburn Playing Cards Mike Neel 1972 Auburn Playing Cards 2S Mike Neel linebacker Auburn mint
1972 Auburn Playing Cards Larry Taylor 1972 Auburn Playing Cards 3C Larry Taylor defensive tackle Auburn mint
1972 Auburn Playing Cards Rett Davis 1972 Auburn Playing Cards 3D Rett Davis wide receiver Auburn mint
1972 Auburn Playing Cards Rusty Fuller 1972 Auburn Playing Cards 3H Rusty Fuller running back Auburn mint
1972 Auburn Playing Cards Lee Gross 1972 Auburn Playing Cards 3S Lee Gross center Auburn Gross played for the New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Colts. mint
1972 Auburn Playing Cards Bruce Evans 1972 Auburn Playing Cards 4C Bruce Evans defensive back Auburn
1972 Auburn Playing Cards Rusty Deen 1972 Auburn Playing Cards 4D Rusty Deen defensive end Auburn mint
1972 Auburn Playing Cards Johnny Simmons 1972 Auburn Playing Cards 4H Johnny Simmons defensive back Auburn nm
1972 Auburn Playing Cards Bill Newton 1972 Auburn Playing Cards 4S Bill Newton linebacker Auburn Newton blocked two Greg Gantt punts in the famous "Punt Bama Punt" game against Alabama. David Langner returned both punts for touchdowns, and Auburn won, 17-16. nm-mt
1972 Auburn Playing Cards David Beverly 1972 Auburn Playing Cards 5C David Beverly punter Auburn Beverly played in the NFL for the Houston Oilers and Green Bay Packers. mint
1972 Auburn Playing Cards Dave Lyon 1972 Auburn Playing Cards 5D Dave Lyon quarterback Auburn
1972 Auburn Playing Cards Mike Fuller 1972 Auburn Playing Cards 5H Mike Fuller defensive back Auburn Fuller played in the NFL for the San Diego Chargers and Cincinnati Bengals. nm
1972 Auburn Playing Cards Bill Luka 1972 Auburn Playing Cards 5S Bill Luka linebacker Auburn
1972 Auburn Playing Cards Ken Bernich 1972 Auburn Playing Cards 6C Ken Bernich linebacker Auburn Bernich played for the New York Jets.
1972 Auburn Playing Cards Andy Steele 1972 Auburn Playing Cards 6D Andy Steele guard Auburn mint
1972 Auburn Playing Cards Wade Whatley 1972 Auburn Playing Cards 6H Wade Whatley quarterback Auburn mint
1972 Auburn Playing Cards Bob Newton 1972 Auburn Playing Cards 6S Bob Newton linebacker Auburn Newton and his twin brother, Bill Newton, were teammates at Auburn. mint
1972 Auburn Playing Cards Benny Sivley 1972 Auburn Playing Cards 7C Benny Sivley defensive tackle Auburn mint