Oakland Raiders 2002

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.

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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 2002 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 Nola McConnan 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

Raiders owner AL Davis is known as one of the most controversial figures in pro football history. And at the end of the 2001 season, when Davis felt his popular head coach Jon Gruden was getting too much of the spotlight, he refused to extend Grudens contract and then traded him ( yes, that's right, he traded a coach) to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for draft picks.Davis then hired Bill Callahan to lead the team in 2002 and the Raiders came out of the gate flying, winning their first four games with the offence scoring 162 points in those four games.  However, the Raiders would suddenly go into a tailspin losing 4 straight games, including 2 in overtime and after 8 games they sat with a .500 record. In game 9 of the season the Raiders faced the Broncos on the road and won 34-10.  WR Jerry Rice, in his second year in Oakland, established another career milestone as he scored his 200th career touchdown.  The club's streakiness continued as the victory over the Broncos launched the Silver and Black on a five game winning streak. During that streak, in a home game versus the New York Jets, Tim Brown became just the 3rd WR in NFL history to catch 1,000 passes in a career joining Rice, and Vikings great Cris Carter.The Raiders finished the season 11-5 and advance to the playoffs as the AFC top seed. After a bye week they met the NY Jets in the Divisional playoff and won handily 30-10 in Oakland. They then met the Tennessee Titans in the AFC championship game and destroyed them 41-24, and it was off the Super Bowl - their first in 19 years - to face the NFC champion.In Super Bowl XXXVII the Raiders season would come full circle as their opponent was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, coached by the man Al Davis traded away for draft picks, Jon Chucky Gruden. Gruden who spent the 4 previous seasons building the Raiders into an elite team, knew all about his opponent and this would be his chance for pay back.The Raiders opened the scoring in Super Bowl XXXVII by taking advantage of an interception on the first possession of the game, and an early field goal gave them a 3-0 lead. However, Tampa Bay's defense seemed to know what was coming as they read Rich Gannon perfectly intercepting 2 passes and shutting down the Raiders offense as they (the Bucs) took a 20-3 lead into halftime.Things would not improve for the Raiders in the second half as the Bucs extended their lead to 27-3 on a long drive that ate up time in the 3rd quarter. Now desperate, Gannon tried to get the Raiders back into the game, but he was picked off by DB Dwight Smith who returned it all the way to extend the Bucs lead to 34-3. The Raiders attempted a comeback scoring 3 consecutive touchdowns to cut the lead to 34-21. But in the final 2 minutes of the game Gannon was intercepted twice, both ran back for touchdowns and the Buccaneers won the Super Bowl going away by a 48-21 count.In Super Bowl XXXVII Oakland wore their white road jersey like the one shown here, featuring uniform numbers that are black with silver trim. You may notice that this 2002 Oakland Raiders jersey features a Super Bowl patch. The practice of both Super Bowl teams wearing a Super Bowl patch begin with Super Bowl XXV in January 1991 when the Buffalo Bills and the New York Giants each wore a "Super Bowl 25th Anniversary" patch on their jerseys. Another seven years would pass before a specific Super Bowl patch would next appear, this time in Super Bowl XXXII in January 1998 when the Broncos played the Packers. Every year since then, the Super Bowl combatants have both worn an official Super Bowl patch during the Super Bowl. (Some keen observers may suggest that a "Super Bowl patch" was worn in Super Bowl X in January 1976 when the Steelers faced the Cowboys, but in that case the patch worn by both teams commemorated America's bicentennial, not the game itself.)

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