New York Mets 1986

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.

$995.00 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 (Medium Blue), 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 1986 New York Mets uniform is the original artwork that was used in the creation of this New York Mets uniform evolution print and tens of thousands of other New York Mets products that have been sold across North America. This original piece of art was painted by artist Nola McConnan for Maple Leaf Productions Ltd. 1986 was a World Series winning season for the New York Mets.

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 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 .



What a season! Boasting of a lineup that could only be described as a cocky group of players, the Mets filled the lineup with players such as Dwight Gooden, Darryl Strawberry, Keith Hernandez and Lenny Dykstra.And it paid off! They finished with the best record in baseball in 86 with a 108-54 record, good for a 21.5 game lead on the second place Philadelphia Phillies.Their first post-season challenge was to take on the Houston Astros for the pennant in a best of 7 series. The Mets went up 3 games to 2, going into game 6 in Houston what took place next is the stuff of legends.The Astros took a 3-0 lead into the 9th, but the Mets came back to tie it at 3. The next scoring would happen in the top of the 14th when the Mets scored one run Mets fans were ready to take to the streets in joy. But in the bottom half of the inning Houston came back to tie it back up again. In the top of the 16th inning New York scored three more runs, taking a 7-4 lead. But true to form, the scrappy Astros came back with two of their own, but it wasn't enough. The Mets won the game 7 to 6, and took the NL pennant 4 games to 2. Lenny Dykstra was the only Met to hit above .300 (he went 7 for 23), while Jesse Orosco won 3 games, surrendering just 8 hits in 8 innings of work.The Mets then went on to play one of the most talked-about, storied World Series in baseball history against the Boston Red Sox.After the Mets lost the first two games in front of their own fans, they went to Boston and took the next two, tying the series at 2 apiece. The Red Sox pulled out a third win in game 5 at home, putting them one win away from their first World Series title since 1918. All they would have to do is win one of two more possible games.October 25, 1986 in New York is simply known as Game 6. The game was tied at 3 at the end of the 9th. In the top of the 10th the Sox take the lead 5-3. Two out, nobody on for the Mets, and they're down to their last strike, not once but twice. The Mets get singles from Gary Carter, Kevin Mitchell, and Ray Knight. Carter scores making it 5-4, but the Red Sox still lead. Sox pitcher Bob Stanley uncorks a wild pitch, sending Mitchell home, and Knight to third. It's now tied at 5. Now the Sox have gone from thinking about winning the World Series to not loosing the game. Mookie Wilson taps a routine grounder to first, where Bill Buckner waits to make the final out, and send the game to the 11th. The ball bounces toward Buckner, and just before it reaches him, it flattens out, and doesn't take that last bounce as it would 99 times out of 100. The ball rolls right under his glove and into shallow right field. Knight scores, and the game goes to New York.On to Game 7, again in New York, starts out badly for the Mets as the Sox go up 3-0 in the 2nd. This lead lasts until the 6th when the Mets score 3 of their own, tying it up. They scored another 3 in the 7th to go ahead of the Sox for good, eventually winning the game 8 to 5, and collecting their second World Series title (1969 was the first).The buttons on this 1986 home jersey have been removed - this new look started in 1983 when they added thick blue and orange stripes down the arm, under the arm and down the pant leg. The patch on the left sleeve is to recognize the 25th anniversary of the Mets (1962-1986).

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