St. Louis Cardinals 1926

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 (Red), 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 1926 St. Louis Cardinals uniform is the original artwork that was used in the creation of this St. Louis Cardinals uniform evolution print and tens of thousands of other St. Louis Cardinals products that have been sold across North America. This original piece of art was painted by artist Nola McConnan for Maple Leaf Productions Ltd. 1926 was a World Series winning season for the St. Louis Cardinals.

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 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 .



This 1926 road uniform has several new additions from the last jersey we saw. First off, pinstripes have been added. As best we can tell, the first instance of pinstriped uniforms was in 1907, when the Boston Braves road uniforms were made from a gray flannel with a fine green pinstripe. Later that same year the Cubs had a new gray uniform with fine pin striping made for the World Series - they wore it for the World Series opener in Chicago and were later reprimanded by the league for not wearing a white uniform at home. The Yankees, most often associated with pinstripe uniforms, first wore a pinstriped uniform for one year at home in 1912 (the New York Times wrote about their 1912 home opener The Yankees presented a natty appearance in their new uniforms of white with black pin stripes), then every year from 1915 to the present. The Cards first pinstripe was in 1918, when they wore it both at home and on the road.Note also the red piping that will become a trademark of Cardinal uniforms in years to come see how in 1926 it doesn't extend down the buttons but stops right at the team nickname. Note as well the fact that the team nickname is written on the jersey as opposed to the city name. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, note the two cardinals balanced on a single bat. This concept was first introduced in 1922, and both the birds and the bat have changed a number of times over the years. Over time well see the bat go from red to black to yellow, while the cardinals themselves will take on quite a number of appearances.But let's talk about the 1926 season the first time the cardinals win the National League pennant they finish 89-65 under 1st year player-manager Rogers Hornsby, edging the Reds by 2 games. Thus the Cards advanced to their first World Series, facing Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig and the rest of the 91-63 New York Yankees.St. Louis is led by 39 year old pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander, who was traded to the Cards from the Cubs in midseason. The mighty Yankees took a 1-0 and 3-2 series leads, including a 10-5 win in game 4 that featured 3 home runs by Ruth. But the Cards roared back to win game 6 in New York by a 10-2 score, then hung on in game 7 for a hard fought 3-2 victory in Yankee Stadium to capture their first ever Worlds Championship. Alexander pitched 20+ innings in the series, and went 2-0 with a 0.89 ERA.

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