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.

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
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 Snider returned a kickoff 48 yards for a touchdown in 1969. It was his only career kickoff return.
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 Falcons Ring of Honor 2008, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2014
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 Outland Trophy 1965, College Hall of Fame 1981, Falcons Ring of Honor 2004
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