Los Angeles Angels 2002

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.

$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 (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 2002 Anaheim Angels (now Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) uniform is the original artwork that was used in the creation of this Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim uniform evolution print and tens of thousands of other Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim products that have been sold across North America. This original piece of art was painted by artist Bill Band for Maple Leaf Productions Ltd. 2002 was a World Series winning season for the Anaheim Angels.

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 .



In 2002 it was the return of the Halos, as the Angels brought back their famous halo logo that had been with the team from 1960's to the mid 1990's. The team, despite their fresh, new look, got off tot the worst start in franchise history at 6-14.  But as April turned to May the Halos started to roll and won 21 of 24 games to get in the thick of the race for first place in the AL West.The Angels developed a reputation for late-inning rallies at home and their fans were a big part of that. Fans at Edison International Field would get fired-up by the Rally Monkey, a monkey that would appear on the Edison Field scoreboard holding signs and jumping up and down with every Angels hit and run in the late innings.The Angels would finish with a franchise best 99-63 record, missing out on the AL West title finishing 4 games behind the Oakland Athletics and their 103-59-record, but they captured the AL Wild Card berth, their first postseason appearance since 1986. In the postseason the Angels met the defending American League champs, the NY Yankees, in the Divisional Series and disposed of them in four games (3 games to 1).  In the ALCS the Angels met the Minnesota Twins and took care of them in five games (4 games to 1).For the first time in franchise history the Angels found themselves in the World Series. It was an all-California series as their opponents were the San Francisco Giants who knocked off St. Louis in five games to advance to the World Series.In the World Series the Angels started slowly dropping Game 1, 4-3 at Edison Field. They would rebound to take Game 2, as Tim Salmon's 2-run HR in the 8th inning gave the Angels an 11-10 win.  RHP Francisco Rodriguez got his 5th win in the postseason pitching 3 perfect innings in relief. The Halos won Game 3 in San Francisco, but their fortunes quickly reversed after the Giants won games 4 and 5 at PacBell Park. San Francisco took a 3-2 series lead back to Anaheim. In Game 6 the Giants looked poised to win their first World Series since 1954.  The Angels trailed 5-0 in the 7th Inning, but led by Rally Monkey, the Angels showed their resilience as Scott Spiezio hit a 3-run HR in the 7th to get the Angels back in the game. In the 8th Darin Erstad would get the them  within 1 with a leadoff homerun. World Series MVP Troy Glaus capped off the rally with a 2-run double that gave the Angels a 6-5 win to force Game 7. There would be no need for a comeback in Game 7 as the Angels shutdown the Giants 4-1 to capture their first ever World Championship. Angels 3B Troy Glaus was named World Series MVP hitting .385 and driving 8 runs in the Series.As mentioned above, 2002 saw the Angels revamp their uniform yet again just 5 short years after their last complete makeover in 1997. This new look sees them revert back to a more traditional uniform. Of note is the fact that the word Anaheim appears for the first time on the front of the jersey (Los Angeles had previously appeared on the 1961 road jersey, while California never appeared). As noted in the write-up accompanying the 1967 uniform images, for many years the Angels wore the team nickname Angels on both their home and away jerseys instead of the more traditional nickname on the home uniform and city name on the road uniform.

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