Cardinals Primary Logo
The Chicago Cardinals are a professional American football team based in Glendale, Arizona. They were initially founded as the Morgan Athletic Club in 1898 and later became known as the Racine Normals before being renamed the Chicago Cardinals in 1901. The primary logo of this storied franchise has gone through many changes over its long history, but one thing that has remained constant is its iconic redbird logo.
The first version of their primary logo was introduced during their inaugural season back in 1901. It featured an image of a cardinal bird perched atop a “C” for “Cardinals” with wide open wings. This design would remain unchanged until 1947 when it was updated to include two crossed swords behind the cardinal bird, which symbolized strength and courage; this remains part of their current logo today, although it has been slightly modified since then to fit modern trends and tastes better.
In addition to these changes throughout time, there have also been several alternate logos used by the team, including ones featuring images such as arrows pointing upwards or downwards (symbolizing victory or defeat) along with multiple variations on traditional shield designs which feature elements like stars or stripes representing different parts of America's culture/history associated with them like patriotism or freedom from oppression respectively. No matter what version they choose, all versions still prominently display that classic redbird at its center - ensuring everyone knows who they're rooting for!
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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.
In 1944 the Steelers merged with the Chicago Cardinals and were known as “CARD-PITT” and informally known as the “Car-Pitts” or “Carpets.” The Steelers went solo again for the 1945 season.
1920 - 1934
The 1920’s Chicago Cardinals logo had an interlocking “CC” logo with a wishbone “C” and a regular “C” in red.