The Royals original logo in 1958 was around for over 12 years and then the Royals decided to change their logo in 1972 to a basketball with a crown. This logo lasted only one year because the Royals moved to Kansas City. However, this logo design that was created in Cincinnati has to be complimented for its longevity and design. The logo was a part of the team in three different cities and then gets reincarnated into the new 2016 Kings logo.
In 1971, the team would adopt a red crown with a blue half-basketball below it. The wordmark “CINCINNATI”, in blue, was placed above the logo. The wordmark “ROYALS”, in white, was placed on the red crown.
1958 - 1971
Upon moving to Cincinnati in 1957, the team logo became a basketball with a cartoon face. The basketball was depicted as wearing a crown with the city of Cincinnati within it. The wordmark “CINCINNATI” is featured above the logo while the wordmark “ROYALS” is below. The crown also had the team name on it. This logo is white with blue outlines.