1973 Alabama Playing Cards

1973 Alabama football playing card backThe deck of 1973 Alabama playing cards contains pictures of 51 players and Coach Bear Bryant. The jokers picture Alabama's Denny Stadium and Memorial Coliseum. At least eight players in the deck later played in the NFL, and four played in the CFL. (One player, Mike Raines, played in both leagues.) Woodrow Lowe, who played eleven seasons for the San Diego Chargers, is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. Coach Bryant is also a member of the College Hall of Fame.

Going into the Sugar Bowl, the 1973 Alabama team was undefeated and ranked #1 in the country. Alabama lost the Sugar Bowl 24-23 to #3 Notre Dame, and Notre Dame took the AP national championship.

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Picture Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Est. Retail Value (?) Grades available at nearmintcards.com
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Skip Kubelius 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 1C Skip Kubelius defensive tackle Alabama nm
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Mark Prudhomme 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 1D Mark Prudhomme defensive back Alabama nm
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Robert Fraley 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 1H Robert Fraley quarterback Alabama Fraley died in a plane crash with golfer Payne Stewart. nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Bear Bryant 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 1S Bear Bryant coach Alabama College Hall of Fame 1986 nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards David Watkins 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 2C David Watkins defensive end Alabama nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Richard Todd 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 2D Richard Todd quarterback Alabama Todd played eight seasons for the New York Jets and two seasons for the New Orleans Saints. nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Buddy Pope 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 2H Buddy Pope guard Alabama nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Chuck Strickland 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 2S Chuck Strickland linebacker Alabama Strickland played one season for the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers. nm
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Bob Bryan 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 3C Bob Bryan tackle Alabama
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Gary Hanrahan 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 3D Gary Hanrahan guard Alabama nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Greg Montgomery 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 3H Greg Montgomery linebacker Alabama nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Warren Dyar 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 3S Warren Dyar tight end Alabama nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Greg Gantt 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 4C Greg Gantt punter Alabama Gantt played two seasons for the New York Jets. nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Johnny Sharpless 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 4D Johnny Sharpless wide receiver Alabama nm
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Rick Watson 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 4H Rick Watson running back Alabama nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards John Rogers 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 4S John Rogers tackle Alabama nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards George Pugh 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 5C George Pugh tight end Alabama nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Jeff Rouzie 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 5D Jeff Rouzie linebacker Alabama ex
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Buddy Brown 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 5H Buddy Brown guard Alabama Brown played four seasons for the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Randy Moore 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 5S Randy Moore tight end Alabama nm
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Ray Maxwell 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 6C Ray Maxwell guard Alabama
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Alan Pizzitola 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 6D Alan Pizzitola defensive back Alabama nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Paul Spivey 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 6H Paul Spivey running back Alabama vg
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Ron Robertson 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 6S Ron Robertson linebacker Alabama nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Pete Pappas 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 7C Pete Pappas wide receiver Alabama nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Steve Kulback 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 7D Steve Kulback defensive tackle Alabama nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Mike Washington 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 7H Mike Washington defensive back Alabama Washington played nine seasons for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. nm
1973 Alabama Playing Cards David McMakin 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 7S David McMakin defensive back Alabama nm
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Steve Dean 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 8C Steve Dean running back Alabama nm
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Jerry Brown 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 8D Jerry Brown tight end Alabama nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards John Croyle 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 8H John Croyle defensive end Alabama nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Noah Miller 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 8S Noah Miller defensive end Alabama nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Leroy Cook 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 9C Leroy Cook defensive end Alabama nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Sylvester Croom 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 9D Sylvester Croom center Alabama Croom is the only player whose picture is different on his 1973 Alabama playing card than it was on his 1972 card. nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Wilbur Jackson 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 9H Wilbur Jackson running back Alabama Jackson played five seasons for the San Francisco 49ers and three for the Washington Redskins. nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Ellis Beck 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 9S Ellis Beck running back Alabama ex
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Tyrone King 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 10C Tyrone King defensive back Alabama nm
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Mike Stock 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 10D Mike Stock running back Alabama nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Mike DuBose 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 10H Mike DuBose linebacker Alabama nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Bill Davis 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 10S Bill Davis kicker Alabama nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Gary Rutledge 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 11C Gary Rutledge quarterback Alabama nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Randy Billingsley 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 11D Randy Billingsley running back Alabama nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Randy Hall 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 11H Randy Hall defensive tackle Alabama nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Ralph Stokes 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 11S Ralph Stokes running back Alabama nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Woodrow Lowe 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 12C Woodrow Lowe linebacker Alabama College Hall of Fame 2009 Lowe played eleven seasons for the San Diego Chargers. nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Marvin Barron 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 12D Marvin Barron tackle Alabama nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Mike Raines 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 12H Mike Raines defensive tackle Alabama Raines played two games for the San Francisco 49ers in 1974. He then played eight seasons in the CFL and three in the USFL. nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Wayne Wheeler 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 12S Wayne Wheeler wide receiver Alabama Wheeler played for the Chicago Bears in 1975. nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Steve Sprayberry 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 13C Steve Sprayberry tackle Alabama nm+
1973 Alabama Playing Cards Wayne Hall 1973 Alabama Playing Cards 13D Wayne Hall linebacker Alabama nm+

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