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Monday, August 16, 2010

Arizona Cardinals Franchise History - A Fan's Essentials

1. Arizona Cardinals – The Team Name
This franchise was established in 1920. The team has been known by a number of names as follows:
Chicago Cardinals 1920-1959
St. Louis Cardinals 1960-1987
Phoenix Cardinals 1988-1993
Arizona Cardinals 1994-present

2. Arizona Cardinals – The Championship Record
Two NFL Championships:
1925 Won championship with league best record 11-2-1
1947 December 28, 1947: Cardinals 28, Philadelphia 21

Six Division Championships:
1947 Western Division Champions: 9-3 record
1948 Western Division Champions: 11-1 record
1974 NFC East Champions: 10-4 record
1975 NFC East Champions: 11-3 record
2008 NFC West Champions: 9-7 record
2009 NFC West Champions: 10-6 record

3. Arizona Cardinals – Home Stadium History
1. Normal Field, Chicago
1920-21, 1926-28
2. Comiskey Park, Chicago
1922-25, 1929-59
3. Wrigley Field, Chicago
4. Sportsman’s Park / Busch Stadium, St. Louis
5. Busch Stadium, St. Louis
6. Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe AZ
7. Cardinals Stadium / University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale AZ

4. For more information on the Cardinals, you should bookmark these four great websites:

For a huge amount of great historic player and team information:

For a great summary of the Cardinals' year by year standings:

For great information about the team's stadiums (don't be fooled by the fact that the website is called "", it also has great information on football stadiums):

5. Celebrate the Cardinals' uniform history by owning a piece of history:
If you love the Arizona Cardinals and the history of the Cardinals franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic uniforms as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 16 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 16 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.

These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)

If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our Arizona Cardinals YouTube video at or go directly to the artwork website where you can see and purchase the artwork.

And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel

And please search my blog archive for other blogs on the history of the Cardinals.


This blog was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated August 16, 2010. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at !

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