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History of the Cardinal Bird: 1953-1963

Cardinal Bird Logo, 1953-1963

The first version of the Cardinal Bird used as a logo for more or less official purposes ran in a 1953-54 basketball press guide. 

Fighting Cardinals logo, 1953

This version of the mascot was used in print until at least 1963, and was used for at least one year concurrently with the next iteration, which appears to have emerged in 1963.

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