Oakland Raiders 1980

Tino Paolini

1 in stock

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.

...
$795.00 USD - Price includes framing as well as fast, free shipping with UPS
-
+
$795.00

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 1980 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. 1980 was a Super Bowl winning season for the Oakland Raiders.

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

Here we go again!Tom Flores, who has previously been employed by the Raiders as a quarterback and assistant coach, became the Raiders coach in 1979, and he leads to Raiders to something that has never been accomplished before or since - read on.The 1980 Raiders go 11-5, but finish second to Dan Fouts Chargers. Thus the Raiders make the playoffs as a wild card team. In their first playoff game, they beat the Houston Oilers 27-7 in Oakland. They then went to Cleveland where they beat the Browns 14-12 on the strength of a Mark van Eeghen 4th quarter touchdown. Next stop was San Diego and the high flying Chargers. In a wild affair, the Raiders go out to a 21-7 lead, then hang on to win 34-27 and thus advance to Super Bowl XV.And in Super Bowl XV, the Raiders down the Philadelphia Eagles 27-10 at the Superdome in New Orleans with QB Jim Plunkett earning MVP honors. Thus the Raiders become the only Wild Card team ever to win the Super Bowl, and Tom Flores becomes the first person to win a Super Bowl ring as a player (Kansas City 1969), assistant coach (1976 Raiders) and head coach (1980 Raiders).This road white uniform, as worn by Raider stalwarts such as Jim Plunkett, Art Shell and Ted Hendricks, is almost identical to the 76 version with the exception that the pants now sport a black belt. As we did research on Oakland's uniforms through the years, we were surprised to see how often  players wore different coloured belts even in the same photo. Thus we have tried to depict the most common belt color used in 1980, in this case it was a black belt.

Recently Viewed Products