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CFL Canadian Football League – New Posters for first time in 14 years!

July 29, 2008
Way back around 1994 – several years before we were even in business – now-defunct sports poster publisher Norman James Corp. produced a small line of Canadian Football League posters. It was obviously not a successful license for poor Norman James – the line lasted just a single season, and the entire company went belly-up by 1999.

Now, for the first time since then, a major poster publisher has picked up the CFL license, and has released a series of team logo posters! For you Americans into obscure sports teams and logos, and for you Canadians who love this highly-underrated brand of football and its venerable, historic franchises, here they are, from Toronto-based Aqaurius Inc. – in-stock now, only $9.95 each. From West to East (click on the pictures below to be taken to the product details and ordering page on our web site)…

BC Lions Official Team Logo Poster

BC Lions Official Team Logo Poster

Calgary Stampeders Official Logo Poster

Calgary Stampeders Official Logo Poster

Edmonton Eskimos Official Logo Poster

Edmonton Eskimos Official Logo Poster

Saskatchewan Roughriders Official Logo Poster

Saskatchewan Roughriders Official Logo Poster

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Official Logo Poster

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Official Logo Poster

Hamilton Tiger-Cats Official Team Logo Poster

Hamilton Tiger-Cats Official Team Logo Poster

Toronto Argonauts Argos Official Team Logo Poster

Toronto Argonauts Argos Official Team Logo Poster

Montreal Alouettes Official Team Logo Poster

Montreal Alouettes Official Team Logo Poster

2008 Lacrosse Posters – NCAA Championships, RBK NLL

July 20, 2008
The market for lacrosse posters, compared to most sports, is small. But players and fans of LAX are a passionate bunch, so anything we do get in stock sells very quickly! For 2008, we have added three great items that you’ll love. First, there’s the 2008 NCAA Lacrosse Championships official poster:

2008 NCAA Lacrosse Championships Official Poster

Published for sale at concession stands during the annual weekend tournament (this year, held at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA, May 24 & 26), we are one of very few retailers who stock these posters outside the stadium. Amazing art on this year’s poster – and, as luck would have it, the logo of the eventual winning school, Syracuse, was printed first in the lineup!
Another new Lacrosse poster also comes from this year’s NCAA Championship weekend, “How Would You Celebrate?”:

Thankfully, AT&T limited its advertising content to just a small logo at bottom-left, leaving you with a brilliant poster design that features 16 of the best NCAA Lacrosse celebration shots they could find (including the Virginia Cavaliers’ 2007 victory pile-up), all superimposed over the packed championship game stadium stands. Don’t miss out on this one – we were lucky enough to obtain a small quantity from a Boston-area collectibles dealer, and will certainly never see these again once they’ve sold out.

Finally, check out this poster trio, from the fine equipment makers at Reebok:

These posters - two of which feature NLL star Brodie Merrill of the Portland LumberJax – celebrate the sport with three very different images. Never available to the general public (these were sent to retailers to decorate their stores), we’ve obtained a small quantity of these through a third-party, and are making them available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For other great LAX posters, check out our Lacrosse Collection.

“We Shocked the World” – Fresno State Bulldogs CWS Champions Poster

July 18, 2008
We Shocked the World - Fresno State CWS Commemorative
“We Shocked the World” – Fresno State CWS Commemorative

Has there ever been a bigger upset in the history of NCAA athletics? Who ever even HEARD of Fresno State before June?

Those of you who had heard of the Bulldog school at the foot of the Sierra Madres are probably either alumni or hometown fans, and are probably still as thrilled by the baseball team’s exploits as anyone, and are probably going to find a place for this one on the wall of your home or office. This poster commemorates the shocking 2008 NCAA National Baseball Champions (read about it here) with amazing style and flair, commemorating the victory in spectacular fashion. Published in a limited print run of just over 2,000, we were lucky enough to get an allottment of 50 in our warehouse, and are making them available on a first-come, first-served basis. It’s not every day that a Fresno State Bulldogs poster comes along, so don’t miss your chance!
(And for those of you who are College World Series fans, but not necessarily Fresno State-specific, check out the official poster of the 2008 College World Series tournament, an annual favorite.)

Detroit Red Wings 2008 Stanley Cup Champions Posters

June 27, 2008

Hockeytown fanatics, your posters have finally arrived! It’s taken a while, but the new 2008 Stanley Cup commemorative posters will finally be in stock on July 3, ready to ship quickly to your door.

We actually got a small initial shipment of the first poster – “Stanley Cup Champions 2008″ – a couple of weeks ago, but we sold out of those quickly. We’ll have more again on July 3. This is a very nice design, featuring seven key ingredients to the dominating squad, including the Conn Smythe winner (Henrik Zetterberg), the clutch-scoring wizard (Johan Franzen), the Norris Trophy winner (Nicklas Lidstrom), and, despite not playing in the Finals at all, a special appearance from the ageless wonder, Chris Chelios. Here it is:Detroit Red Wings \"Champions 2008\" Poster - Costacos Sports

Next up, it’s a return of an old annual classic. From 1993 to 2002, the old, but now defunct, licensed sports poster publsher Starline Inc. published a “Celebration” poster, featuring nothing but the on-ice post-victory team portrait printed HUGE on a horizontal poster. Good news – IT’S BACK! – Detroit Red Wings “Celebration 2008″. This has been the best-seller in pre-orders so far:Detroit Red Wings \"Celebration 2008\" - Costacos Sports

And finally, here’s the premium commemorative, published by the fine folks at photographer Rob Arra’s Everlasting Images company. This is a spectacular panoramic print inside Joe Louis Arena during Game 1 of the finals, with celebratory images inset, and the final scores of each game at bottom-right. Printed on high-quality photographic stock, this is worthy of a nice oak frame and a prominent place on your home or office wall:Detroit Red Wings 2008 Stanley Cup Panoramic Poster Print by Rob Arra

This appears to be it for 2008 Red Wings Championship posters, as we’ve heard nothing else from other publishers. So snap these up while you still can! And check out posters still in stock from 1997, 1998, and 2002 in our Detroit Red Wings Stanley Cup collection.

Barack Obama “A New Hope” Rolling Stone Magazine Cover Poster

May 21, 2008

We’re stepping out a bit with this one, and jumping on the Obama-mania bandwagon. If you’re for Barack Obama, you’ll just have to add this to your wall – and we’ve now got it in stock. If you’re not with the liberal Presidential candidate – well, at least you have to admit, it was a nice cover, and a nice poster! From Funky Images’ Rolling Stone Authentic collection, featuring a huge reproduction of the March 2008 magazine cover, this is sure to be a valuable collector’s item for years to come, whether Obama wins or loses.

Women’s Freestyle Wrestling’s First Poster: Canadian Olympian Ohenewa Akuffo

May 8, 2008

Ohenewa Akuffo Olympic Womens Wrestling PosterNow this is the Olympic spirit at its best! Competing this summer in Beijing in one of the newest Summer Olympic sports, Women’s Wrestling (introduced in Athens in 2004), Canada’s Ohenewa Akuffo isn’t sitting around waiting for the next government funding check to arrive to fund her training. The 29-year-old daughter of Ghanian immigrants, Akuffo has chosen to keep her Gold Medal dream alive by working with Home Depot’s Olympic Associates program; by freelancing as a motivational speaker and athletic model; and by producing her own swag! Included in her product line is this spectacular poster, published with great style and quality by Ohenewa herself! Significant for its status as our first-ever women’s wrestling poster, and the first-ever poster published and delivered to our headquarters by an individual athlete, this is one of our favorite posters of the year.

With all the (mostly-deserved) bad press surrounding the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, let’s not forget that this is what the movement is all about: individual amateur athletes with a dream, who scratch and save with determination and creativity to reach the top. Order her poster, and you’ll be supporting Ohenewa’s dream – and, as a top-ranked medal favorite, she may well be an international celebrity come September! Only $12.95 + S&H – order now!


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