In 1976 the Cardinals bought into the blue road uniform trend. Gussie Busch referred to this color as Victory Blue.

Teams in the National League celebrated the League’s centennial by wearing patches and pillbox style caps.

1976 Birds on the Bat
1976 National League Centennial patch
1976 STL cap emblem
1976 Cap
1976 Ted Simmons jersey
1976 Ted Simmons jersey
1976 Rawlings makers tag
1976 Centennial Patch
1976 National League Centennial Patch
1976 Lou Brock
1976 Lou Brock
1976 Sam Mejias
1976 Lou Brock
1976 Red Schoendienst with pillbox cap
1976 John Denny
1976 Ted Simmons

Newspaper Accounts

Sporting News: February 7, 1976
Wishful Cards to Wear ‘Victory Blue’ on Road
The Cardinals are trading in their traditional road gray uniforms for “victory blues.” General Manager Bing Devine said the Redbirds’ new road uniforms would continue to feature the familiar birds-on-bat insignia. White home uniforms will remain unchanged.

Team Colors

Cardinals Bright Red – PMS 186

Yellow uniform use – PMS 1235

Yellow print use – PMS 108

Navy Blue – PMS 289

Victory Blue – PMS 284

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