1947 - 1959
Starting in 1947, the Cardinal's logo is a brown and black cardinal perched on the stitches of a white with black outline football.
Cardinals Alternate Logo
The Chicago Cardinals, established in 1898, have a long and storied history regarding their alternate logo. The first iteration of the logo was introduced in 1920 and featured a cardinal perched atop an oval shield with the team's name written on it. This design remained relatively unchanged until 1947, when the team changed its colors from red and black to white, blue, yellow, and orange. In 1960, they updated their alternate logo again by adding two stars above the shield meant to represent Illinois' state flag.
The 2003-04 season saw yet another redesign of this iconic mark as they added three stripes across its base and additional text that reads “Chicago Football” underneath it all. This version was used for five seasons before being replaced by an even more modernized look which included subtle changes such as removing some of the text while keeping others like “Cardinals” intact at the center stage next to a new circular shape surrounding everything else within this badge-inspired design element complete with sharp edges throughout each line work found inside this piecework masterpiece!
The most recent alteration happened just last year (2020), where minor tweaks were made, including reshaping some aspects while also introducing vibrant hues into what had been previously only monochromatic color palettes associated with these logos over time – namely blues & whites/yellows/oranges depending upon era one might be discussing here today! With so many iterations having come before them through decades worth of hard work from countless designers behind the scenes, there is no doubt that future generations will continue building upon the legacy left behind by those who paved the way toward making sure Chicago Cardinals remain firmly planted amongst National Football League's elite franchises worldwide!
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1958 - 1959
A red running Cardinal between wordmark "CHICAGO CARDINALS 1958" in red.