St. Louis Cardinals 1934

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 1934 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. 1934 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 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 .

 

History

The infamous Gas House Gang, a moniker which described the 1934-35 Cardinals' fiery attitude toward the game and their fun-loving style of play at the time, was made up of a bunch of colorful characters, including brothers Dizzy and Paul Dean, Pepper Martin, Joe Medwick, Frankie Frisch, and Leo Durocher. They were a group of guys that loved baseball more than anything and loved having just as much fun off the field.At the start of the season Dizzy predicted that he and his brother, (a rookie) would win 45 games between them. Dizzy won 30 himself, and his brother 19, for an impressive total of 49 wins for the two brothers. Their 49 wins accounted for more than half the Cardinals regular season wins, and the Cards go 95-58 for a 2 game victory over the Giants. Their opponents this time out the 101-53 Detroit Tigers led by Hank Greenberg, Charlie Gehringer, Goose Goslin and Mickey Cochrane (in fact, 7 Tigers regulars hit over .300).In another close World Series, the Cards fall behind 3 games to 2 heading back to Detroit, and things look grim. But they scratch out a 4-3 win in game 6, capped by Paul Deans game winning 7th inning RBI. And Dizzy is back on the mound for game 7 and he tosses a complete game 6 hitter as the Cards wallop the Tigers 11-0. When all is said and done, the Dean brothers account for all 4 Cardinals victories and Martin and Medwick are the hitting heroes.As a side note to the 7th game, in the 6th inning, St. Louis Joe Medwick slides hard into Tigers third baseman Marv Owen, sending the hometown crowd into a frenzy. When Medwick took left field in the bottom of the inning, the crowd started hurling fruit, bottles and everything else they could at him and was taken out of the game for his own protection.The home uniform worn by the Gang that we see here has changed very little from the last one we saw, with the exception of Cardinals replacing the city name on both their home and away uniforms. Note also the way the red piping stops at the team name, a Cardinal trait since the early 20's.This was the Cards 5th World Series appearance in 9 years (1926, 1928, 1930, 1931 and 1934) and third win (1926, 1931 and 1934), and they'll catch their breath for a couple years before cranking it up again in the 40's.

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