New York Giants 2004

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.

$695.00 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 (Red), 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 2004 New York Giants uniform is the original artwork that was used in the creation of this New York Giants uniform evolution print and tens of thousands of other New York Giants products that have been sold across North America. This original piece of art was painted by artist Nola McConnan for Maple Leaf Productions Ltd.

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 .



Following the 2003 season, a season in which the Giants appeared to quit midway through, head coach Jim Fassel was fired. The team then began a major off season shake-up that also saw them trade up in the draft to obtain the top overall pick, which they used on QB Eli Manning, the son of New Orleans Saint legend Archie Manning, and brother to Peyton, the Colts MVP QB. To back up the rookie pivot they signed former league MVP Kurt Warner as a free agent.To replace the fired Fassel, the Giants brought on former Jacksonville Jaguars field boss Tom Coughlin to be the 16th head coach in the teams history.  John Mara, the Giants executive vice president and chief operating officer was looking for someone to return the Giants to respectability, and Coughlin was his man. Tom is the right person for this job, he said, he has experience as a successful head coach at the college and NFL levels, and he is going to bring an intensity and focus and a commitment to winning that we need and want.Coughlin went with his veteran QB Kurt Warner to start the season, giving Manning a chance to observe the game from the sideline. Warner led his team to a 5-4 record, but he threw just six touchdowns with four interceptions in the nine games. He was sacked 39 times, including 24 in his last four games. (he must have been grateful for the week 6 bye!). But for Game 10, in a somewhat controversial move, Coughlin handed the reigns of the team over to Manning. The rookie gave the Giants and their fans energy, excitement and enthusiasm in his NFL debut, but he could not give them a victory. Manning completed 17 of 37 passes for 162 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in his first NFL start. He was sacked just once, the fewest number of sacks allowed by the Giants to that point in the season.With Manning at the helm, the New York football Giants lost six of their final seven games and finished the year in a three-way tie for last place in the NFC East. They had a 6-10 record along with division mates Dallas and Washington. The Eagles won the division with a 13-3 record; they also went on to represent the NFC in Super Bowl XXXIX.The on-field leader of the team was RB Tiki Barber. Tiki rushed for 1518 yards on 322 carries and set a team record with nine 100+ yard games. He also gained 1,980 all-purpose yards in 2004, the third-highest total in team history.For the 2004 season the Giants introduced a 3rd jersey that they wore for selected home games. The jersey is red in color, with white numerals on the front, back and tops of the shoulders. This jersey is reminiscent of the jersey the team wore in the 1940's and shown in our 1945 painting. Also present on this jersey, as well as the home blue jersey, is a commemorative patch that celebrates the franchise's 80th anniversary. This 3rd jersey was worn only at home, and it was worn with their gray home pants. The pants also have a thick red band flanked by two thick blue bands running down the side of each leg.

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