Oakland Athletics 1974

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.

$795.00 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 (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 1974 Oakland Athletics uniform is the original artwork that was used in the creation of this Oakland Athletics uniform evolution print and tens of thousands of other Oakland Athletics products that have been sold across North America. This original piece of art was painted by artist Bill Band for Maple Leaf Productions Ltd. 1974 was a World Series winning season for the Oakland Athletics.

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 .



Could it be done again? And could they do it without Manager Dick Williams? Yes, and Yes.For the fourth year in a row the Athletics won the AL West, this time with a 90-72 record, good enough for a 5 game lead over Billy Martins Texas Rangers. The Manager was veteran Alvin Dark.For the 3rd time in 4 years and 2nd time in a row, the Athletics faced the Orioles in the ALCS. And in a pleasant change, the Athletics did not need a deciding game as they knocked off the O's 3 games to 1 to take the Pennant for the 3rd year in a row.And for the 3rd time in a row, the Athletics played a different NL Champion this time they met Walter Alstons LA Dodgers - it was Alstons 21st straight year of managing the Dodgers (he would go on for two more years). This marked the Dodgers first playoff appearance since 1966.In a battle of relief pitchers, Rollie Fingers of the Athletics and Mike Marshall of the Dodgers went head to head. Fingers was the clear winner appearing in all 4 of Oakland's victories, earning 1 win and 2 saves. Marshall appeared in all five Dodger games and was credited with only 1 save.The Athletics won game 1 by a 3-2 score, then the Dodgers came back in game two with a 3-2 win. Game 3? Game 3 was in Oakland, and the score was 3-2 in favor of the Athletics. Game 4 broke tradition and ended 5-2 for the Athletics.And game 5? Tied at 2 in the 7th, the Athletics Joe Rudi hammered one out of the park off Marshall to make it 3 to 2, and that's the way it ended, giving the Athletics the Series 4 games to 1. Rollie Fingers was named the World Series MVP.This road jersey is of a double-knit style that most major league teams succumbed to during the 70's and early 80's. It was a pullover style, made of stretchy, synthetic material. The pants were called Sans-a-Belts because the elasticized waistline eliminated the need for a belt. The 1970 Pirates were the first double-knit sans-a-belt team, and the Cards and Astros joined them in 1971. By 1975 two thirds of major league teams had succumbed.PS The Athletics almost made it back to the World Series in 1975 they won the AL West with a 98-64 record and earned the right to face the AL East champion Red Sox. But the Sox ended the Athletics remarkable run by taking the best of five ALCS 3 games to none.

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