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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 1931-32 
4. Sportsman’s Park / Busch Stadium, St. Louis 1960-65 
5. Busch Stadium, St. Louis 1966-87 
6. Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe AZ 1988-2005 
7. Cardinals Stadium / University of Phoenix Stadium / State Farm Stadium, Glendale AZ 2006-Present 

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: www.databasefootball.com and www.pro-football-reference.com/teams 

For a great summary of the Cardinals' year by year standings: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Arizona_Cardinals_seasons 

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

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 www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD3v1GllNf0 or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/Arizona-Cardinals-c104/ 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 www.heritagesportsart.com (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 www.youtube.com/user/ssillcox 

And please search my blog archive http://heritagejerseys.blogspot.com/ for other blogs on the history of the Cardinals.
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 This blog was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated August 16, 2010 and has been updated a number of times since. 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 ssillcox@rogers.com ! 
Many thanks!!! 
Scott

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