Athletics Primary Logo
The Kansas City Athletics' primary logo history is an interesting one, full of changes and adaptations over the years. The team was originally founded in 1955 as a charter member of the American League, with its first logo being a simple “KC” inside an oval shape. This design didn’t last long however, and by 1958 they had adopted a more traditional baseball look featuring two crossed bats behind home plate and their initials “Athletics” written across it.
This classic design would remain for several decades until 1987 when the team changed its name to simply “Kansas City Royals” after moving from Philadelphia to Missouri in 1969. At this time they also switched up their emblem to feature just the lettering rather than any imagery or symbols; though still keeping with its original color scheme of deep blue and gold hues that represented both city pride as well as success on the field during those early years under owner Charles O Finley's leadership.
Today you can find these same colors being used on all official Kansas City Athletics merchandise such as jerseys, hats, and even collectible items like pins or patches - but while some things have stayed consistent throughout time other aspects have been tweaked here are there such adding unique elements like interlocking KC letters into newer logos which makes them stand out among other teams within Major League Baseball (MLB). All these changes show us how much thought goes into designing something that will represent not only your franchise but the entire region for many generations to come!
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1955 - 1967
A carry over from Philadelphia and the final logo for Kansas City. A white with blue trim elephant standing on a white baseball holding a baseball bat with its trunk, a orange banner reading “A’s” in white on its back. The letter “A” stands for the team nickname Athletics.