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What was Cardinal red 'back in the day'?

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What was Cardinal red 'back in the day'? Empty What was Cardinal red 'back in the day'?

Post  Bill Schaefer Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:45 pm

Aside from 1935-36 when the Cardinals wore this...
What was Cardinal red 'back in the day'? 1936_010
...we had kinda judged the 1937-59 Cards to have worn a darker shade of red, bordering on what Tim has referred to as 'wine.'

However after stumbling onto a few magazine covers and a SUPERB photo from 1940 from BigBlueLarry, there is at least one graphic artist (me) who is rethinking that stance.

The following color photo is from a game played on Sept 29, 1940, in Green Bay. First, the newspaper photo.
What was Cardinal red 'back in the day'? 1940_010
Now the color photo. You should be able to make out the unique design of the red and white helmets the Cards wore for this game.
What was Cardinal red 'back in the day'? 1940_c10

A zoomed version of the same photo confirms the team identities and a true red for the Cards.
What was Cardinal red 'back in the day'? 1940_c11

Further photos began to surface. While the magazine covers still must be taken with a grain of salt as they were sometimes 'brightened' as with football cards so showing a somewhat less than true representation of the real colors, the others appear as they were.
SPORT magazine cover with picture of Charley Trippi.
What was Cardinal red 'back in the day'? Chicag10
An Ollie Matson photo (year unknown)
What was Cardinal red 'back in the day'? Matson10
1957 SI cover of Ollie Matson
What was Cardinal red 'back in the day'? 1957_c10
1958 CHC @ NYG
What was Cardinal red 'back in the day'? Nyg_ch10

What is noticeable to me is that NONE of these photos comes remotely close to the 'wine' we currently display.
A remodelling of this shade of red will need to be applied.
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