1960 was also the first year of the Cardinal logo. For 45 years the now famous logo still sits on the side of this franchise's helmet. Until recently, the logo has changed very little. One of the most significant changes was in 1961 when the Cardinal logo was applied by using vinyl material. The 1960 Ken Gray helmet above used a 3 step stenciling process to paint the cardinal logo on the shell. Gray, along with many of the St. Louis Cardinal players used the Cy-Co-LITE NDX Rawlings helmet, with state of the art "Head Cushion" suspension technology.
Though the Cardinals were 4-9-1 in '62, Gray was named to his first Pro
Bowl team and with the addition of Ernie McMillan to the offensive line, Gray
led the pass protection for quarterbacks Sam Etcheverry and Charlie Johnson
that was so efficient that St. Louis receivers Sonny Randle and Bobby Joe
Conrad ranked numbers two and three in receiving for the season. Gray was
always a steady force at guard throughout his entire career, a craftsman who
revisited the Pro Bowl in 1964, '65, and '67 through 1969. He completed his
career in his native Texas in 1970, playing with the Houston Oilers and
retiring as a member of the Howard Payne University Hall Of Fame and one of
the finest Cardinal linemen of all time.