About Scott Sillcox
With more than 25 years’ experience in the professional and college sports products licensing business, and as a researcher, designer, and manufacturer, Scott has an unparalleled depth of knowledge about the North American licensed sports industry. The majority of Scott's time is currently spent as a very active consultant to people and businesses across North America who want information about the licensed sports product business, and his 12 part blog posting is likely the largest single source of sports licensing information in North America.
Heritage Sports Stuff has three main product lines:
1. NFL plaqued posters that are 8" x 24" and ready-to-hang
- These plaqued posters are officially licensed by the NFL with Winning Streak Sports in the USA
2. MLB plaqued posters that are 8" x 24" and ready-to-hang
- These plaqued posters are officially licensed by MLB with Winning Streak Sports in the USA.
Scott is formerly the president and owner of Maple Leaf Productions, which was a licensee of the NFL, MLB, NHL, CFL and US colleges. Scott's broad range of licensed products (posters, fridge magnets, playing cards, clocks, etc.) celebrated the evolution of sports teams’ uniforms and were widely purchased and cherished by sports fans and collectors. His licensed products had one central theme at their core - they celebrated the history and evolution of NFL, MLB, NHL, CFL, and NCAA football team uniforms.
Scott is currently the owner of Heritage Sports Art which he founded in 2009. As of 2021, Scott has partnered with You The Fan and beginning in 2022 they will produce a variety of officially licensed NFL, MLB and NHL licensed products using the uniform and stadium/ballpark/arena imagery his team of artists have created over the years. The uniform artwork collection originated with almost 2000 hand-painted, original watercolour illustrations of uniforms on archival paper, while the stadium/ballpark/arena artwork collection comes from more than 300 pen and ink aerial view drawings of North American ballparks, football stadiums, and hockey arenas.
Guided by a love of sports, art, and a desire to document the history and evolution of sports teams’ uniforms and the buildings the teams play in, Sillcox and others in his team have spent countless hours over the last 25 years researching NFL, MLB, NHL, US college football and CFL uniforms as well as the buildings and fields of play. Sillcox’s dogged determination to meticulously research and detail the records of every sports team’s seasons throughout history in each of these leagues culminated in more than 12,000 research folders stuffed with published stories, photographs, sports trading cards, official team media guides, and more.
With his in-depth research serving as the foundation for their work, Sillcox' team of artists have produced, and continue to produce, elegant and eye-catching watercolour paintings of the uniforms. Watercolour was chosen for its beauty, feel and vibrant colours. When it came time to sketch the ballparks, arenas and stadiums, the artists turned to traditional pen and ink drawing techniques to create original, striking sketches and finished drawings. Sillcox and his artistic team have created well over 2200 original pieces of art, many of which are now available for sale at Heritage Sports Art.
By creating and offering all-original watercolour paintings and pen and ink drawings of sports teams’ uniforms and the historic and modern facilities where they play instead of photographs, Sillcox was able to maintain consistent, high-quality artworks that accurately depict the beauty of each team’s uniforms and the buildings they called (and still call) home. Furthermore, many of the actual uniforms and jerseys that were painted simply no longer exist, thus eliminating the possible use of photography.
Thus it was that watercolour paintings were created, and the result is an remarkable portfolio of beautiful artwork depicting North American sports teams’ uniforms that any sports fan or collector would love to adorn their home or office. And thus it is that hundreds and hundreds of those original watercolour paintings are available for sale at Heritage Sports Art. Please note that each piece of artwork for sale at Heritage Sports Art is an original watercolour painting – not a reproduction.
For more information about Scott Sillcox, please see the articles below:
Uni Watch Profiles: Scott Sillcox
The Original Six - Canada's Best Selling Poster?
How and why does someone become a sports uniform history expert?