Pittsburgh Pirates 1960

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.

$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 (Yellow), 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 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates uniform is the original artwork that was used in the creation of this Pittsburgh Pirates uniform evolution print and tens of thousands of other Pittsburgh Pirates products that have been sold across North America. This original piece of art was painted by artist Nola McConnan for Maple Leaf Productions Ltd. 1960 was a World Series winning season for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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 .



This 1960 road uniform is unusual in several ways. Typically when a team goes on the road it wears its city name on the jersey. As you can see here, the Pirates thought their reputation would precede them and thus wore Pirates on the road instead of the traditional Pittsburgh.But it's even more unusual, in our opinion, because it is a vest jersey instead of the more traditional button-down-the-front jersey. The Pirates first wore vests in 1957 and continued to do so until 1971.The 60 Pirates enjoy a 95-59 season and finish in first, seven games ahead of the Milwaukee Braves. The Bucs were led by Roberto Clemente, who hit .314 with 16 home runs and 94 RBI, and shortstop Dick Groat, who hit a league leading .325. On the mound, Vern Law led the team with a 20-9 record.In the 1960 World Series the New York Yankees out-hit the Pirates, outscored the Pirates, out-homered the Pirates and out-pitched the Pirates. But the Pirates still won!The Pirates won game one in Pittsburgh 6-4, then lost game two at home 16-3 and game three 10-0 in New York. But the Bucs came back to win game four 3-2 in NY and game five 5-2 (also in NY). Continuing with the see-saw nature of the series, NY clobbered the Pirates 12-0 in game 6 in Pittsburgh.This set the stage for the seventh and deciding game, which was played in Pittsburgh. The Pirates had a 4-0 lead by the end of the 2nd, and looked to be well on their way to their 3rd World Series title. But the Yankees responded with 7 unanswered runs to take a 7-4 lead in the 8th. Things looked bleak for the Pirates.But the Pirates put on their rally caps and scored a remarkable 5 runs in the bottom of the 8th, grabbing a 9-7 lead. But sure enough, in the top of the 9th the Yankees reply with 2 runs of their own, and the score was tied going into the bottom of the 9th, setting the stage for some bottom of the 9th heroics.On deck was 2nd baseman Bill Mazeroski with no one on base. What happened next is arguably the most famous home run in World Series history, Bill Mazeroski belted one to left off of Yankee pitcher Ralph Terry to give Pittsburgh a 10-9 win and its third World Series Championship (previous World Series victories were in 1909 and 1925).A wonderful prologue to this home run is the fact that Mazeroski and Terry became good friends and made guest appearances together at card shows across the country.

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