Sunday, April 7, 2013

1973 St. Louis Cardinals

Added fourth red durene combo for certain games.  Said Tim Brulia:

Now, onto the 1973 Cardinals.

1) The first seven games, we have the proper white jersey (sans serif NOB). However, the red jersey should be identical to the one the Cardinals wore in 1970. We have 2 red jerseys in 1970 - longer sleeves with plain white numbers and NAME and the 2nd had white numbers outlined in black with the larger, boxy nameplates. Which to use here?
3) Starting with the week 8 game (home to Denver), the Cardinals switched to the serifed NOB jersey on both the red and white jerseys. The red jersey had the same numeric and NOB fonts as the serifed white jersey we originally discovered with the Week 14 game against Dallas.
4) Two games (at Green Bay, at Cincinnati), the NOB's were not visible, but being games in cold weather locations, I strongly believe the Big Red wore the serifed NOB jersey.
5) There does appear to be some evidence that the Cardinals did wear both variations of jerseys for both colors from week 8 to week 14. Having said that, it's my thoughts that the serifed jerseys were worn by at least 75%-80% of the players but likely not all of them.

On the yearly page, the white jerseys are OK, but the red one shown should be replaced by 1) the 1970 red mesh model, 2) a red model that resembles the white serifed NOB jersey.
On the weeklies, it should go something like this:
white/white "mesh"/white/red: 2, 4, 6
white/white "durene"/white/red: 9, 10, 11, 13, 14 (with a possible disclaimer as we have for teams with concurrent styles)
white/red "1970"/white/red: 1, 3, 5, 7
white/red "serifed"/white/red: 8, 12 (with a possible disclaimer as we have for teams with concurrent styles)

If you have any know the drill!




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