1973 Auburn Playing Cards

1973 Auburn football playing card backThe 1973 Auburn playing card deck contains pictures of fifty players, coach Shug Jordan, and athletic director Lee Hayley. The jokers are Cliff Hare Stadium and Auburn Memorial Coliseum. Thirty-three of the cards are identical to those in the 1972 deck, except for the year on the back. Only one player who appeared in both decks, Mike Fuller, got a different picture in 1973. Four of the players--Fuller, Ken Bernich, Dan Nugent, and Lee Gross--went on to play in the NFL. Fuller had the longest NFL career, eight seasons with the Chargers and Bengals.

The 1973 Auburn team finished 2-5 in the SEC and 6-6 overall.

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1973 Auburn Playing Cards Ken Calleja 1973 Auburn Playing Cards 1C Ken Calleja wide receiver Auburn mint
1973 Auburn Playing Cards Chris Wilson 1973 Auburn Playing Cards 1D Chris Wilson kicker Auburn mint
1973 Auburn Playing Cards Lee Hayley 1973 Auburn Playing Cards 1H Lee Hayley athletic director Auburn mint
1973 Auburn Playing Cards Shug Jordan 1973 Auburn Playing Cards 1S Shug Jordan coach Auburn College Hall of Fame 1982 Just before the 1973 season, Auburn renamed its stadium Jordan-Hare Stadium, in honor of Shug Jordan. It had been named Cliff Hare Stadium. mint
1973 Auburn Playing Cards Rick Neel 1973 Auburn Playing Cards 2C Rick Neel running back Auburn mint
1973 Auburn Playing Cards Johnny Sumner 1973 Auburn Playing Cards 2D Johnny Sumner linebacker Auburn mint
1973 Auburn Playing Cards Mitzi Jackson 1973 Auburn Playing Cards 2H Mitzi Jackson tailback Auburn mint
1973 Auburn Playing Cards Jim Pitts 1973 Auburn Playing Cards 2S Jim Pitts defensive end Auburn
1973 Auburn Playing Cards Steve Stanaland 1973 Auburn Playing Cards 3C Steve Stanaland tackle Auburn mint
1973 Auburn Playing Cards Rett Davis 1973 Auburn Playing Cards 3D Rett Davis wide receiver Auburn mint
1973 Auburn Playing Cards Rusty Fuller 1973 Auburn Playing Cards 3H Rusty Fuller running back Auburn mint
1973 Auburn Playing Cards Lee Gross 1973 Auburn Playing Cards 3S Lee Gross center Auburn mint
1973 Auburn Playing Cards Bruce Evans 1973 Auburn Playing Cards 4C Bruce Evans defensive back Auburn mint
1973 Auburn Playing Cards Rusty Deen 1973 Auburn Playing Cards 4D Rusty Deen defensive end Auburn mint
1973 Auburn Playing Cards Liston Eddins 1973 Auburn Playing Cards 4H Liston Eddins defensive end Auburn mint
1973 Auburn Playing Cards Bill Newton 1973 Auburn Playing Cards 4S Bill Newton linebacker Auburn Newton and his twin brother, Bob Newton, were teammates at Auburn. mint
1973 Auburn Playing Cards Jimmy Sirmans 1973 Auburn Playing Cards 5C Jimmy Sirmans linebacker Auburn exmt
1973 Auburn Playing Cards Harry Ward 1973 Auburn Playing Cards 5D Harry Ward fullback Auburn mint
1973 Auburn Playing Cards Mike Fuller 1973 Auburn Playing Cards 5H Mike Fuller defensive back Auburn mint
1973 Auburn Playing Cards Bill Luka 1973 Auburn Playing Cards 5S Bill Luka linebacker Auburn
1973 Auburn Playing Cards Ken Bernich 1973 Auburn Playing Cards 6C Ken Bernich linebacker Auburn mint
1973 Auburn Playing Cards Andy Steele 1973 Auburn Playing Cards 6D Andy Steele guard Auburn mint
1973 Auburn Playing Cards Wade Whatley 1973 Auburn Playing Cards 6H Wade Whatley quarterback Auburn mint
1973 Auburn Playing Cards Bob Newton 1973 Auburn Playing Cards 6S Bob Newton linebacker Auburn mint
1973 Auburn Playing Cards Benny Sivley 1973 Auburn Playing Cards 7C Benny Sivley defensive tackle Auburn mint