1972 Sunoco Stamp Trader Wallets

August 6th, 2010  |  Published in Oddball  |  2 Comments

Yesterday a reader sent me this picture of 1972 Sunoco Stamp “Trader Wallets” and asked me if I knew their value. Since I had never seen them before, I had to say no. Sunoco did quite a job of marketing these stamps: in addition to the trader wallets, they also made stamp albums, team sheets, and update stamps available via mail order. I didn’t collect the stamps as a kid–I don’t remember there being any Sunoco or DX stations around my hometown–but if I had, I’m sure I would have wanted all of the accessories.

The two stamps in the photo marked “NEW PLAYER” are from the update set. The NEW PLAYER part detaches from the rest of the stamp along a perforation. You can see this in better detail in an earlier article.

I am still slowly adding pictures of the stamps to the Vintage Football Card Gallery. I am about halfway finished now–Atlanta through Miami!
1972 Sunoco Stamp Trader Wallets



  1. John Bateman says:

    August 6th, 2010 at 5:54 AM (#)

    If these stamps were Football Cards back in 1972, they would have blown every thing away for about 20 years. In 1990 Fleer’s football card design was patterned after the Stamps. My Guess at the time was that Fleer helped design the stamps as Fleer and Sun Oil were both out of Philadelphia.

  2. Kevin Terrell says:

    March 7th, 2014 at 12:30 PM (#)

    I have two of these binders with all 28 teams in them. A very cool set. Acquired it years ago and just recently stumbled upon it in my garage.