Los Angeles Dodgers 1955

Nola McConnan

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Watercolor Painting

Nola McConnan

This beautifully framed piece features an original piece of watercolor artwork glass-framed in an attractive two inch wide black resin frame with a double mat. The outer dimensions of the framed piece are approximately 17” wide x 24.5” high, although the exact size will vary according to the size of the original piece of art.

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This beautifully framed piece features an original piece of watercolor artwork glass-framed in an attractive two inch wide black resin frame with a double mat. The outer dimensions of the framed piece are approximately 17” wide x 24.5” high, although the exact size will vary according to the size of the original piece of art.

At the core of the framed piece is the actual piece of original artwork as painted by the artist on textured 100% rag, water-marked watercolor paper. In many cases the original artwork has handwritten notes in pencil from the artist (be sure to “See the actual artwork without the frame” elsewhere in this website). Simply put, this is beautiful, one-of-a-kind artwork.

The outer mat is a rich textured black acid-free mat with a decorative inset white v-groove, while the inner mat is a complimentary colored acid-free mat reflecting one of the team’s primary colors. The website image of this framed piece shows the mat color that we suggest (Medium Blue), but since each piece is custom framed, we are happy to use whatever color mat you wish (depending on availability) – our standard mat colors are:

Light Blue / Dark Blue / Brown / Maroon (close to brown) / White / Silver / Gold / Yellow (bright yellow) / Green (dark green) / Orange / Purple / Red (bright red, somewhat close to PMS 186)

Beneath the artwork is a silver plate with black text describing the original artwork. The text for this piece will read:

This original, one-of-a-kind watercolor painting of the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers (now Los Angeles Dodgers) uniform is the original artwork that was used in the creation of this Los Angeles Dodgers uniform evolution print and tens of thousands of other Los Angeles Dodgers products that have been sold across North America. This original piece of art was painted by artist Nola McConnan for Maple Leaf Productions Ltd. 1955 was a World Series winning season for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Beneath the silver plate is a 3” x 9” reproduction of a well known, best-selling print that celebrates the history of the team. The print beautifully illustrates the chronological evolution of the team’s uniform and shows you how the original art was used in the creation of this print. If you look closely, you will see that the print features the actual artwork being offered for sale. The 3” x 9” print looks like this:

The piece is framed with an extremely high quality framing glass. We have used this glass style for many years with excellent results. We package every piece very carefully in a double layer of bubble wrap and a rigid double-wall cardboard package to avoid breakage at any point during the shipping process, but if damage does occur, we will gladly repair, replace or refund. Please note that all of our products come with a 90 day 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Each framed piece also comes with a two page letter signed by Scott Sillcox describing the history behind the art. If there was an extra-special story about your piece of art, that story will be included in the letter. When you receive your framed piece, you should find the letter lightly attached to the front of the framed piece.

If you have any questions, at any time, about the actual artwork or about any of the artist’s handwritten notes on the artwork, I would love to tell you about them. Simply email me, Scott Sillcox, at scott@heritagesportsart.com and I will tell you everything I can about your original piece of art. The artists and I spent well over ten years of our lives creating these pieces of original artwork, and in many cases there are stories I can tell you about your actual piece of artwork that might add an extra element of interest in your one-of-a-kind purchase.

Please note that all reproduction rights for this original work are retained in perpetuity by Major League Baseball unless specifically stated otherwise in writing by MLB. For further information, please contact Heritage Sports Art at questions@heritagesportsart.com .



Where do we begin?Let's start with the uniform. Pictured here is a 1955 home uniform. Note that the jersey has uniform numbers on it. Uniform numbers first made their appearance on the front of a uniform in 1952, and the Brooklyn Dodgers were the first to wear them! The Braves followed suit in 1953, and the Reds joined the trend in 1956. The 1916 Cleveland Indians actually wore a uniform number on their sleeve, but it wasn't until the 52 Dodgers that the number made it to the front of the jersey.Secondly, we love the simple but beautiful use of red, white and blue on this uniform sometimes simplicity speaks louder than a rainbow of colors. Note also the lack of any piping or stripes the design of this jersey doesn't need any adornments to make it work.Now onto the team.Prior to 1955, the Dodgers had been to the World Series seven times (1916, 1920, 1941, 1947, 1952, 1953) and lost each time. The 1952 and 1953 losses to the cross-town Yankees were particularly rough the Dodgers lost in 7 games in 1952 after being up 3 games to 2 and having a 1-0 lead going into the top of the 7th inning at home; and then in 1953 they lost 4 games to 2, losing game 5 at home and then losing game 6 in the bottom of the 9th.But the 1955 Dodgers - with baseball greats Duke Snider, Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Gil Hodges, Carl Furillo were not to be denied. For the 8th time the Dodgers advance to the World Series, and for the 6th straight time they face the Yankees.The Yankees took games 1 & 2 at Yankee Stadium, then the Dodgers stormed back and won games 3, 4 and 5 at Ebbets Field. Game 6 goes back to Yankee Stadium, and the Yankees come out on top 5-1. Thus the stage was set for Game 7 at Yankee Stadium.October 4, 1955 the day the Dodgers would re-write historys wrongs. Led by Johhny Podres 5 hit pitching performance, the Dodgers shut down the mighty Yankees 2-0 and capture their first World Series victory. In winning the World Series, the Dodgers became the first team to win after losing the first two games. A record 17 home runs were scored in the Series, with Duke Snider hitting 4 of them, but Podres is awarded the 1st ever World Series MVP award.Brooklyn would have to savor this championship over their cross-town rivals, as the Yanks reclaimed the title the following year with a win over the Dodgers in game 7 at Ebbets Field. Dodger fans devise the marvelous slogan: Wait till last year.

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