Pittsburgh Pirates 1925

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 (Yellow), 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 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates uniform is the original artwork that was used in the creation of this Pittsburgh Pirates uniform evolution print and tens of thousands of other Pittsburgh Pirates products that have been sold across North America. This original piece of art was painted by artist Nola McConnan for Maple Leaf Productions Ltd. 1925 was a World Series winning season for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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 .



This is a classic white home uniform. There is thin red double piping around the collar and down the buttons, and no logo on the front of the jersey. Instead, there is a simple a blue P on the right sleeve it's interesting to look at this entire poster at the variety of colors the Pirates have worn over the years we often think of the Pirates as being entirely yellow and black, but this was clearly not always the case.The rather large, and almost cumbersome, patch on the right sleeve celebrates the National League's 50th anniversary, an anniversary known as the Golden Jubilee. All NL teams wore this patch. The centered belt loop seen on previous uniforms is now gone, and the Pirates now have belt tunnels on their pants. For those of you unfamiliar with this expression, a belt tunnel is really simply a very wide belt loop, perhaps even 4-8 inches in length.The Pirates finish the season with a 95-58 record, winning the NL by 8 games over the New York Giants, and in turn go on to face the post-season challenged Washington Senators for the World Series (the Senators actually won it all in 1924, so I should go a bit easier on them). This was the Pirates third appearance in the World Series they lost in 1903, and won in 1909.The Senators go up 3 games to 1 in the best of 7 series, on the strength of Walter Johnson who won games one and four surrendering only one run in both games he pitched a complete game 5 hitter in game 1, and a complete game 6 hitter in game 6). Without Johnson pitching the Pirates take advantage, winning game five 6-3 in Washington and game six 3-2 back at home to tie the series at 3 games apiece and send things to a 7th and deciding game in Pittsburgh.Walter Johnson started game 7 for the Senators, and despite the fact he was hit hard, the Pirates entered the bottom of the 8th on the losing end of a 7-6 score. But the Pirates had their eyes on the ultimate prize, and they scored 3 runs in the 8th and then held the Senators off the scoresheet in the top of the 9th to claim their 2nd Major League Championship.The post-season Pirates were led at the plate by outfielders Max Carey, who hit .458 with 2 RBI, and Kiki Cuyler who hit .269 with 6 RBI. On the mound they were led in the series by Ray Kremer who went 2-1 with a 3.00 ERA and Vic Aldridges 2-0 and 3.93 ERA.

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