Dallas Stars 1992-93

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.

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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 (Hunter Green), 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 1992-93 Minnesota North Stars (now Dallas Stars) jersey is the original artwork that was used in the creation of this Dallas Stars uniform evolution print and tens of thousands of other Dallas Stars 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 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 National Hockey League unless specifically stated otherwise in writing by the NHL. For further information, please contact Heritage Sports Art at questions@heritagesportsart.com .

 

History

When Norm Green first purchased the North Stars he was considered the saviour of Minnesota hockey. However, playing at the outdated Met Center it was clear changes had to be made to keep the team financially competitive. Green asked the city of Bloomington to add more seats to the 15,000-seat Met Center. However, the City of Bloomington was not willing to comply with Greens demands. Although the Target Center in Minneapolis seemed like a viable alternative but Norm Green was unreceptive; it seemed as if he determined to move the team to another market.As the talk of the move surrounded the team the North Stars struggled down the stretch missing the playoffs while finishing in 5th place with a record of 36-38-10. Mike Modano, who was in his fourth year with the club, led the team in scoring with 33 goals and 93 points. Veterans Dave Gagne and Russ Courtnall provided steady offensive support both exceeded the 75-point mark, while Mark Tinordi and Derian Hatcher manned the defence.At the end of the 1993 season, with the mounting financial legal problems becoming untenable, team owner Norm Green moved the team by to Dallas, Texas, the worst fear of North Stars fans was realized The final home game for the Minnesota North Stars was played on April 13, 1993 the North Stars lost 5-3.At the start of the 1991-92 the North Stars made radical changes to their uniforms. Chief among the changes was the revamped logo and new colours for the road jerseys. This 1992-93 jersey showcase those changes. The main colour of the jersey is now black and the logo is now a large green 5-point star with a gold outline with Stars written in Gold above the tip of the star forming the A. The numerals on the sleeve are green with white trim. The collar, sleeves and waistline are all lined with green and white. It could be argued that the uniform change was all part of Norm Greens exit plan from Minnesota. As it turned out, there was no need for another uniform change when the team moved to Dallas and it officially changed its nickname to Stars.  On the right shoulder you will notice a patch that celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Stanley Cup. 

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