Cleveland Indians 1921

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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$595.00 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 1921 Cleveland Indians uniform is the original artwork that was used in the creation of this Cleveland Indians uniform evolution print and tens of thousands of other Cleveland Indians 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

After coming off a World Series Championship the year before, the Indians took a page out of the 1906 Giants uniforms, by displaying the words, Worlds Champions on both their home (pictured here) and road jerseys.The 1920 World Series was Cleveland's first trip to the fall classic since it began in 1903, and player-manager Tris Speakers 98-56 Indians squared off against Wilbert Robinsons Brooklyn squad, then known as the Robins. After falling behind 2 games to one, the Indians reel off 4 straight victories and take the best-of-nine series 5 games to 2. The batting heroes for the Indians were Indian great and hall-of-famer Tris Speaker, Sam ONeill and Charlie Jamieson, while Stan Coveleski won 3 games and Duster Mails 1 (with a total of 15 2/3rds scoreless innings). This was to be the Indians only World Series appearance until their record setting 1948 season.The 1920 World Series saw several firsts, all of which took place in game 5: Elmer Smith belts the first ever World Series Grand Slam in the first inning. Then in the 4th Jim Bagby becomes the first pitcher ever to hit a home run in the Series. And in the 5th, the  improbable happens - Bill Wambsganss turns an unassisted triple-play, a feat that may never be duplicated.The 1921 Worlds Champions jersey is still the pullover style jersey with four buttons down the front. It also has a blue cadet collar, a small upright collar worn by many teams from about 1910 to the mid-late 20's.The 1921 Indians were no slouches either they finished with a 94-60 record, 4.5 games behind the AL leading Yankees.

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