Possibly The World's Largest Collection Of Sports Artwork Captures The History Of Team Sports Uniforms In Record Proportions

Top Quote A treasure trove of more than 1500 hand-painted watercolor paintings of football, baseball and hockey uniforms is being made available for sale for the first time. These remarkable, hand-painted pieces of original watercolor art are a major part of what is possibly the world's largest collection of sports artwork. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 23, 2010 - Toronto, Ontario - Scott Sillcox was President and Owner of Toronto based Maple Leaf Productions from 1993 to 2009 and during that time researched, designed and manufactured a family of products that celebrated the evolution of team uniforms. At the core of this entire project are the images of the uniforms themselves - hand-painted, original watercolor paintings on archival paper. These images were then used to create posters, framed prints, clocks, fridge magnets, playing cards, mousepads, collector plates, and many other products - each of which celebrated the history of a particular team's uniform. In all, well more than 1500 uniforms were painted, creating what is believed to be the world's largest collection of sports-themed art. And as of today, these pieces of original art are being made available for sale.

    "I have been asked many times if I know of a bigger collection of sports art, and I have to say that I have never come across a collection as large as this", claims Sillcox. "To be honest, I can't imagine anyone else being crazy enough to spend the time and money that we did to create such a massive collection of original art. It was a bit of an obsession for me, but as I look at the collection of original art that we created, I am extremely proud of each and every piece - each of the 1500 pieces of art has a story to tell."

    Sillcox researched and gathered vast amounts of source material which he then provided to a small team of highly skilled artists. In turn, the artists took the research and created highly detailed watercolor paintings based on the research material. Creating watercolor paintings was the way Sillcox could develop and maintain a consistent look and feel for the entire collection of sports uniform art, something that was very important to the success of the whole project.

    "Even if we had access to the actual jerseys, which isn't always possible if for no other reason than many of them no longer exist [of the 1500 uniforms, as many as 400 jerseys no longer exist], it would have been almost impossible to photograph each jersey in a continuously consistent viewpoint and light such that the final product would be able to properly tell the tale of a particular team's uniform evolution. By creating highly detailed watercolor paintings, we could control the look and feel of each uniform such that when the team uniform evolution was shown as a collection, it would be pleasing to the eye of a fan."

    Now for the first time, almost all of this remarkable original artwork is available for purchase by fans. Do you love the 1975 Steelers? Then how about owning the actual original piece of art that celebrates the 1975 Steelers uniform - the same piece of art that has been seen on tens of thousands of Steelers products sold across North America and around the world. Or how about the 1902 Boston Red Sox? 1967 Toronto Maple Leafs? 1905 Alabama Crimson Tide football uniform?

    Each of the more than 1500 pieces of original artwork being offered for sale can be purchased in one of three formats:
    1. The raw, unframed artwork
    2. A "Classic" framed version (add $75 to the price of the unframed art)
    3. A "Deluxe" framed version (add $100 to the price of the unframed art)
    Prices range from $350 up to $1000 per piece (US$) with the vast majority of pieces starting at the $350 price. These prices include UPS delivery in North America.

    These pieces would make an ideal gift for any sports fan - anniversary gift, retirement gift, major birthday gift, graduation gift, wedding gift. Or you could buy it for yourself for your home or office because you are a huge fan and would like to own a piece of history celebrating your team and your fandom. This art is unique and one-of-a-kind, and unlike a good deal of sports art, it is very tasteful.

    In making the original art available for sale for the first time, Sillcox realizes that there are going to be a lot of disappointed fans. "Take the Denver Broncos for instance," Sillcox explains. "We know that there are more than one million people who are proud to identify themselves as Broncos fans, yet we only have 13 pieces of original art. So if you would like to buy the 1960 Broncos' uniform artwork - the Broncos first season - or the Broncos' 1997 Super Bowl winning uniform artwork, you have to move quickly because once that one original piece of art sells, that's it - there are no more. We're only going to be able to please 13 Broncos fans and I'm afraid we're going to disappoint thousands."

    To view and/or purchase any of the more than 1500 pieces of original art being offered for sale, please visit the website devoted to the sale of this artwork: . Here you can search by team name, or city, or even championship winning teams. You could also watch Sillcox' YouTube video on your team - just visit Sillcox' "Heritage Sports Art" YouTube Channel or search YouTube for your favorite team and add the words "uniform art". These videos explain in depth what is being offered for sale and you can get a great sense of the original artwork. Or you could also read Sillcox' uniform and stadium history blog at where you can learn more about a particular team's uniform and stadium history.

    About Heritage Sports Art:

    Heritage Sports Art is devoted to the sale of original sports-themed artwork of NFL, MLB, NHL, CFL and NCAA football uniforms and stadiums/ballparks/arenas. For more information about Heritage Sports Art or its President Scott Sillcox, please contact Scott Sillcox directly at 416-315-4736 or scott ( @ ) heritagesportsart dot com

    Scott Sillcox
    Heritage Sports Art
    7 Dawson Crescent
    Aurora, Ontario, Canada L4G 4T5
    Ph: 416-315-4736
    Email: scott ( @ ) heritagesportsart dot com

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