New Orleans Saints 1987

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.

$595.00 USD - Price includes framing as well as fast, free shipping with UPS

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 (Silver), 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 1987 New Orleans Saints uniform is the original artwork that was used in the creation of this New Orleans Saints uniform evolution print and tens of thousands of other New Orleans Saints products that have been sold across North America. This original piece of art was painted by artist Nola McConnan for Maple Leaf Productions Ltd.

Please note re New Orleans Saints paintings from 1969 to 2006:
- The fleur-de-lis logo that appeared on the helmet remained the same throughout this period of time. Because this was a difficult logo to paint and because we wanted to show constancy over this period of time, we used the helmet logo painting done in the 1967 painting on all of these other helmets. Thus when you purchase your framed original piece of art, the helmet logo will be reproduced (ie it will not be an original painting) and will be added to the original artwork, just as you see in the electronic image on this website.

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 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 the National Football League unless specifically stated otherwise in writing by the NFL. For further information, please contact Heritage Sports Art at .



What a year of firsts!On the franchise's 22nd birthday, the Saints post the largest margin of victory in team history, shutting out Atlanta 38-0. The win was the 1st in a team-record 9 consecutive triumphs to close out the season.The team holds on with two magnificent goal-line stands in the 4th quarter to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 20 - 16. The victory ensures the Saints 1st-ever winning record.With the win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a score of 44-34, they lock up their 1st-ever playoff appearance.Winning their seventh straight game against the Houston Oilers 24-10, they claim home field for the NFC Wild Card Game.Down 24-3 in the 2nd quarter, the Saints rally behind backup QB Dave Wilson for a 31-24 win, the biggest come-from-behind effort in Saints history.FB Hokie Gajan, who attempted to come back from a 1985 knee injury, injures his other knee, and is forced to retire.In September, the NFL Players Association announces that players will be on strike following the weekends games. In the club's first replacement game, the Saints defeat the L.A. Rams 37-10 in the Superdome before 29,745 fans. Saints QB John Fourcade, a New Orleans native, led team to the win with 2 TD passes.October 15th, and the NFL Players Association announce that the strike is over, but not in time to play in the coming weekend's games. In the final replacement game played by the Saints, they beat Chicago 19-17 on 4 Florian Kempf field goals. The replacements post a 2-1 record.After the Saints fall to San Francisco, 24-22 in a Superdome thriller, head coach Jim Mora made his highly-publicized "coulda, woulda, shoulda" proclamation to the media.The Saints beat Green Bay, 33-24 to finish the season with 12-3 record. Later that night, the San Francisco 49ers won their final game which kept the Saints from winning their 1st-ever division title, and gaining home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs. The Saints were set to host the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Wild Card game.In 1979 and 1983, the Saints finished 8-8, and it wasn't until 1987, their 21st season, that the Saints had a winning year. That year, under coach Jim Mora, the Saints were 12-3 and finished second in the NFC West. Between 1987 and 1992, the Saints reached the playoffs four times in six seasons, including 1991, when they won their lone NFC West title.The Saints unveil a new logo which debuts on the arms of their jerseys. If you look closely, the logo is the outline of the state of Louisiana with a Fleur-de-lis and a star on it. The numbers have been moved to the shoulders. Note the logo is now placed on the side of the pants on the thick black stripe. The mask on the helmet is also changed.

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