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Unexpected Top-10 Seller – Babe Ruth With Kids Poster (1924)

August 6, 2010

Now this is what The Babe was all about! Somewhat surprisingly, this has been one of our top-sellers of Summer 2010 – but knowing what we know about the great Babe Ruth, it’s suddenly quite understandable.

Babe Ruth (click here to view our entire Babe Ruth Collection) has always been a National icon and even now, 62 years after his death he is one of the most well know athletes to ever play any sport. The Bambino had a habit of hitting home runs like no one else who came before him, totaling 714 in a 21-year career.

The Babe talking to a group of kids in 1924

But The Babe was known for more than just his on field prowess. After having a very hard childhood of his own, Ruth was always the first to be there for the kids. During the First World War when times were very tough, Ruth went out and bought a whole bunch of shoes and started to give them out to children in the streets of New York City.  Ruth was also known far and wide for never turning down a single child when they asked him for an autograph, sometimes spending hours after a game signing balls and cards.

Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig - 1930

What’s even more amazing than signing autographs for hours after a game is that the Babe was known to on many occasions to go out and play some sandlot ball with the kids.  That is just something you don’t see today, imagine seeing A-Rod out playing a game of ball with the local kids…

The Bambino, circa 1918

Babe Ruth was a great player, great role model and even better person, the game has always been at a loss without him.

Babe Ruth Day at the stadium on June 13, 1948. His final appearance in New York.

Miami Heat land the Big 3; More Championship Posters to come?

July 12, 2010

“Miami Thrice”, “The Big 3″, “West Palm Trio”, whatever you call them, the best combination of three players the NBA has ever seen are now in the starting line up for the Miami Heat. Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade and the King himself, LeBron James have their eyes firmly places on an NBA Championship in 2011.

Dwayne Wade reverse layup - 2006

These three bring some of the most impressive stats to ever be complied on one team. Chris Bosh, the all time leading scorer for the Toronto Raptors, well as holding the title for 14 other achievements in Toronto. Dwayne Wade, the 6 time All-Star who is also the Miami heats all time leading scorer brings the one and only championship of the 3. Then there is the man himself, King James. One of the most prolific players in the game today, he is a 6 time All-Star, 2 time MVP, Rookie of the year, NBA scoring champion, and like the other two, a 2008 Olympic gold medallist. The one thing that has eluded both LeBron and Bosh is an NBA championship, which is has now brought them all together.

Miami Heat - 2006 NBA Champions

In their 22 year history the Heat have only won one championship, in 2006, with Wade and Shaq leading the way. They were the best team in the NBA, and hava the rings to prove it. After the championship the team started to slide. Shaq was traded to the Phoenix Suns, and the Heat went from 1st in their conference to 5th, things were bad. After a couple years of being a mediocrity, the Heat are back. They have the best line up in all of pro sports and everyone knows it. Other teams will now scramble to do what they can, but no one will be able to handle the unstoppable force of the Heat this coming year.  You can’t hand the championship to them yet, but honestly, it can’t be that far away.

2006 NBA Championship Panorama

Bob Probert, RIP (1965-2010) – Vintage Red Wings Poster

July 7, 2010

The sudden death of former Detroit Red Wing enforcer Bob Probert has shocked the sports world. His death came on the afternoon of Monday July 5th. Bob and his family were on his boat in Lake St.Clair, near Windsor, Ontario when Probert collapsed around 2pm and was pronounced dead later that day in hospital.

Bob Probert 1992 Starline Poster - $19.95

Probert was drafted 43rd by the Red Wings in 1983, the same year they chose Steve Yzerman 4th overall. He played for the Red Wings from 1985-1994, when he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks, where he retired in 2002. Over his career he racked up 384 points (163 goals and 221 assists). But what he was really known for were his bone crushing fights. Racking up 3300 penalty minutes and an amazing 303 fights over a 17 year career.

Bob was feared by anyone who ever laced up against him and praised by his team mates, who were greats such as Steve Yzerman, Chris Osgood and Sergei Fedorov. He went toe to toe countless times with greats such as Wendel Clark, Marty McSorley and Tie Domi to defend any of his team mates. Bob was always known for his stamina when squaring off with an opponent, and as the great Wendel Clark once said, “He started slow, but always finished strong”, which made him a very dangerous fighter.

As much as he was known for his iron fists on the ice, he was one of the nicest, most loved people off the ice. He will be sorely missed and never forgotten.


RIP Bob Probert  1965-2010

Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Championship Posters and Pennants Announced

June 15, 2010

It was 49 years in the making. The longest drought in NHL history has now come to an end, the Chicago Blackhawks are once again Stanley Cup Champions.

Sports Poster Warehouse is proud to offer 8 beautiful titles to commemorate this once in a lifetime accomplishment. With 1 panorama, 2 pennants, 2 posters and 3 photo quality prints already announced, we have something for every Blackhawks fan.

Championship panoramas have always been a staple for any sports fan and this year is no different. These Rob Arra photographs are printed on thick, high quality photo stock. Bordered with a classic white edging, these images are frame worthy and will be a conversation piece for years to come. At 13.5″ x 39″ the prints can sit as a centerpiece or an accent to anyone’s sports image collection. (Below is the panorama from last year’s championship penguins as the image to be used is still under discussion, so at this point we do not know which game it will be from.)

Next, own a rare and beautiful collector’s item, commemorating the storybook 2009-10 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks! This is the latest addition to  Wincraft’s nearly limitless line of premium felt pennants contains graphics of the Chicago Blackhawks logo, the 2010 Stanley Cup logo and the Stanley Cup itself over a black background, this is both a beauty for your wall, and a valuable collector’s item for years to come.


Sports Poster Warehouse will be stocking this oversized commemorative pennant  to celebrate the Blackhawks Stanley Cup victory. It features the team Championship photo and the 2010 Stanley Cup graphic.  Made of high quality felt, the pennant not only looks great, but are made to last. Measuring 17″ x 40″ this pennants are 33% larger than a standard sports pennant and look great on any wall.

This fantastic poster features a beautiful design, and seven of the superstars that combined talent, personality, and guts to lead the team to glory: the ultimate clutch performer from the early rounds, Dustin Byfuglien; fan-favorite center Dave Bolland; defensive superstar Duncan Keith; dynamic offensive sparkplug Patrick Sharp; OT game-winning goal scorer Patrick Kane; and the Conn Smythe trophy winner, “Captain Serious” Jonathan Toews.

The 2009/2010 Chicago Blackhawks are one of the all-time great teams. Stacked with young skilled players, they were one of the most dominant teams throughout the entire campaign. A collage of the post game 6 cup celebration captures the pure joy and emotions felt by the team. With images of the on ice celebration and team picture this is a must have for every true fan. (the image below is from 2009 Penguins victory and will be updated shortly.)

Patrick Kane was the only one who knew the Blackhawks had won the Stanley Cup for a few brief seconds. Once Kane hit the blueline his team and the rest of the world finally clued in, The series was over and the Blackhawks were champions once again. The shot that appeared to go straight through goalie Michael Leighton, was the early over time winner to bring the cup home. This spectacular print features an incredible action shot of the scene on the ice at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia at the conclusion of Game 6 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals, as Kane roars, teammates Andrew Ladd, Patrick Sharp and Nick Boynton realize what has happened, and the Flyers fans sit in stunned silence. This 16″ x 20″ photo is printed in breathtaking clarity on high-quality photographic stock from the original source, and complete with an official NHL Products hologram for authenticity.

Captains Serious (Jonathan Toews) finally lets loose and shows some much deserved emotion. After 98 games of being the backbone of the club, Toews finally has his cup. He is now the 2nd youngest captain to win the Stanley Cup and the image of him getting his first chance to hoist his trophy is capture in this 16″ x 20″, ultra high quality gloss photo file print is the prefect way to to remember this important moment in history.

After a 104 hard fought games it has finally happened. The moment that all hockey players hope to take part in, the championship team photo.  All the superstars of that sensational 6-game victory over the Philadelphia Flyers are here, with smiles a mile wide at the Wachovia Center in Philly on June 9, 2010 – coach Joel Quenville, Captain Jonathan Toews, winning-goal scorer Patrick Kane, Dustin Byfuglien, Marian Hossa, Patrick Sharp, David Bolland, Andrew Ladd, John Madden, Kris Versteeg, Ben Eager, Tomas Kopecky, Troy Brouwer, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, Brian Campbell, Nick Boynton, Brent s Sopel, Antti Niemi, and the rest. This is of the highest quality, printed on 16″ x 20″ photo stock, making it one for the ages.

Check out our full hockey collection at www.sportsposterwarehouse.com

New Real Madrid and FC Barcelona Posters In Stock: Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, and More!

May 12, 2010

It is finally here, what all of you football fans have been waiting for, the 2010 lineup of Real Madrid and FC Barcelona posters are in. These posters have been shipped directly to us from Granada, Spain.

With a total of 17 new titles coming into our warehouse, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Raul, Iker Casillas, Estadio Santiago Bernadeu (Real Madrids home field)Real Madrid Logo, FC Barcelona Logo,  Thierry Henry, Gerard PiqueCarles Puyol, Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta as well as Squad photos of both teams.

Cristiano Ronaldo

The worlds most popular player, Cristiano Ronaldo, is having another incredible year. With 7 goals in 6 Champions league matches and an incredible 26 in Liga Española division 1 this year, he is once again top of the football world.  There is no current player that invokes as much excitement world wide as Ronaldo.

Kaka

Another ultra popular player is Kaka. His fame is increasing by the minute. Kaka has played for the biggest names in football, from A.C. Milan to Real Madrid, where he now makes his home.

Raul

Raul is the longest serving player in Real Madrid history. Having played 741 matches for Los Blancos since 1994, it isn’t hard to see why he is so loved by Real Madrid fans. On top of playing the most matches, he also holds the title for the most goals ever scored while wearing the white, with 322.

Estadio Santiago Bernabéu is celebrating its 63rd year as the home of Real Madrid. Over the years, the 80,000+ seat stadium has seen Real Madrid win 5 Champions league titles, as well as 3 Spanish cups.

Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry is not only the face of FC Barcelona, but he is one of the top forwards in all of football over the past decade. He might just be the most dangerous player in the world in one-on-one situations. His ability to score in these situations strikes fear into the hearts of opposing players and fans alike.


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