Boston Red Sox 1975

Bill Band

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Watercolor Painting

Bill Band

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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$695.00 USD - Price includes framing as well as fast, free shipping with UPS
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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 (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 1975 Boston Red Sox uniform is the original artwork that was used in the creation of this Boston Red Sox uniform evolution print and tens of thousands of other Boston Red Sox products that have been sold across North America. This original piece of art was painted by artist Bill Band 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 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 .

 

History

This home jersey is of a double-knit style that most of the other teams succumbed to as well during the 70's and early 80's. It was a pullover style, made of synthetic material. The pants were called Sans-a-Belts because the elastic material of the waistline eliminated the need for a belt. The patch promotes Massachusetts Bicentennial.The 1975 Red Sox won the Pennant, by beating the 3-time defending Oakland Athletics in three straight games. They went on to face Cincinnati'sCincinnati's Big Red Machine in what has been remembered as the best World Series ever played.With the Sox facing a long winter ahead of them with one more loss, they went into Game 6 down three games to two. Boston's Fenway Park, October 21st, 1975 has gone down in baseball history simply as Game 6.Boston went up by 3 in the 1st, only to have Cinci come back with 3 of their own in the 5th. The Reds then added another 2 in the 7th, and 1 more in the top of the 8th. The bottom of the 8th, 6-3 Cincinnati, two men on as Bernie Carbo steps up to pinch-hit for the Sox. He sends a pitch into the center field seats for a 3 run homer. Tie game. The Sox are back.The Sox then fill the bases in the bottom of the 9th with nobody out, and fail to score. Uh oh, remember the curse? Bottom of the 12th, Carlton Fisk is the first man up for Boston. He hammers the first offering down the left-field line towards the Green Monster. Time slows for an instant. Is it fair or foul? Fisk raises his arms, and wills the ball fair. The fans hold their breath as the ball rings off the foul pole. Fisk jumps into the air and all at Fenway follow suit. Sox win 7 to 6, and the series is tied at 3 going into game 7. What curse?The next day, again at Fenway, the Sox go up 3 to 0, only to have the Reds come back and tie the game. Going into the 9th with two out, the Reds Joe Morgan hits a single, driving in the go ahead run. The Red Sox fail to score in the bottom of the 9th, and the Reds win the game and the Series 4 to 3. Cursed!!!

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