Oakland Raiders 1967

Tino Paolini

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Watercolor Painting

Tino Paolini

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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$695.00 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 (Silver), 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 1967 Oakland Raiders uniform is the original artwork that was used in the creation of this Oakland Raiders uniform evolution print and tens of thousands of other Oakland Raiders products that have been sold across North America. This original piece of art was painted by artist Tino Paolini 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 Football League unless specifically stated otherwise in writing by the NFL. For further information, please contact Heritage Sports Art at questions@heritagesportsart.com .

 

History

In 1966, Al Davis Oakland's coach from 1963-65 - is named Commissioner of the AFL. He is replaced by John Rauch, who goes a remarkable 33-8-1 from 1966-68. The Raiders start the 1967 season off by absolutely annihilating Denver 51-0and go on to finish the regular season an amazing 13-1 and thus make the playoffs for the first time in their history! They go on to play the Eastern Division Champion Houston Oilers, and crush them 40-7 to become AFL Champions. Next up? The NFL Champion Green Bay Packers and  Vince Lombardis Packers.Before we tell you who won, the years 1966-1969 warrant a bit of explanation. As mentioned earlier, the AFL began in 1960 as an 8 team rival league to the NFL - both leagues competed head to head for players, fans and TV revenue. And thus it was for 5 years, two separate leagues, two separate champions (although few people would have honestly believed that the AFL champion could have beaten the NFL champs).Then in 1965 the two leagues agreed to merge. It was decided that beginning in 1970 there would be only one league, the NFL, and that between 1966 and 1969 the AFL Champion would play the NFL Champion for the "World Championship". It was only after the first World Championship had been played in 1966 that the name "Super Bowl" came into being. Thus in 1967 the AFL Raiders were actually competing for two titles, the AFL Championship and the Super Bowl Championship. They achieved the first goal, but came up short on the second as they succumbed to the mighty Packers 33-14 in Super Bowl II at the Orange Bowl in Miami.This black home jersey, as worn by such Raiders greats as Jim Double 0 Otto, Ben Davidson, Daryl Lamonica, George Blanda & Willie Brown, is in the traditional silver & black colours Raiders fans are now so accustomed to. there's no striping, no trim around the numbersjust a black jersey with silver-grey uniform numbers. Nothin fancy, and that's the way the Raiders like things.Heres one for you: Beginning in 1965, the Raiders had a winning record 19 of the next 20 seasons, and during that span they won 12 division championships and Super Bowls XI, XV and XVIII. The Raiders are the only team to play in the Super Bowl in the 1960's, 1970's and 1980's. We're also told that in the 30-year period between 1963 and 1992, the Raiders' record 285-146-11 (.661) ranks as the best among all major sports teams.

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