Alabama Crimson Tide 1964

Nola McConnan

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Watercolor Painting

Nola McConnan

This beautifully framed NCAA football 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 28” high, although the exact size will vary according to the size of the original piece...

$895.00 USD - Price includes framing as well as fast, free shipping with UPS
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This beautifully framed NCAA football 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 28” 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 is an original, one-of-a-kind watercolor painting of the 1964 Alabama Crimson Tide uniform worn by #12 Joe Namath and was used in the creation of this Alabama Crimson Tide uniform evolution print and thousands of Alabama products that have been sold across North America. This original piece of art was painted by artist Nola McConnan for Maple Leaf Productions Ltd. 1964 was a National Championship season for the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Beneath the silver plate is a 6.5” x 7” reproduction of a uniform evolution 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 6.5” x 7” 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 the University or the designated licensing body unless specifically stated otherwise in writing by the University or their designate. For further information, please contact Heritage Sports Art at questions@heritagesportsart.com .

 

History

This painting depicts the famous #12 University of Alabama football jersey of Joe Namath. Joe led Bama to an undefeated (10-0) season before losing a heartbreaker to Texas at the Orange Bowl; despite the loss, the Crimson Tide were already deemed National Champions for 1964.An All-American Quarterback from Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, Namath played 13 seasons of pro ball, predominantly with the New York Jets. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (1985):http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=161http://www.databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=NAMATJOE01Here's what our friends at Wikipedia have to say about Joe Namath:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_NamathIn 1958, the University of Alabama hired Paul Bear Bryant to become Head Coach, a position he held for the next 25 years. Bryant amassed an unprecedented record of 232 wins, 46 losses, and 9 ties as coach of the Tide and was named the Associated Press Coach of the Year nine times during his time at Alabama. Bryant guided Bama to six national championships (1961, 64, 65, 73, 78, 79) and is enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame: http://www.collegefootball.org/famersearch.php?id=70009The crimson red Alabama football jerseys of 1964 feature sleeves to the elbow with white numbering on both the front, back, and sleeves. The pants are white with two, crimson red stripes down each side. Tide players wore a crimson red helmet with a single, white stripe that ran from front to back on the center of the helmet; the headgear also featured white numbers on each side.Playing on an injured leg, Joe Namath almost led the Tide to a come-from-behind victory in the Orange Bowl; on fourth down and inches Namath was stopped short of the goal line and Texas held on to win 21-17. Namath said afterward, Ill go to my grave knowing I scored.

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