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O, Canada! Top 10 Canadian Sports Posters from SportsPosterWarehouse.com

February 11, 2013

The Sports Poster market may be dominated by the great United States of America, but that hasn’t stopped Canada from having its own unique favourites! SportsPosterWarehouse.com is proud to present our Top 10 Canadian Sports Posters:

10. Steve Nash, Canada’s future NBA Hall of Famer – His track record of MVP performances, deep playoff runs, and revolutionary point guard style, make him a must-have addition to the sports wall of any proud Canadian fan!

9. Canadian Skiing Vintage Poster Reprints – Canada has had some of the world’s best skiing destinations for nearly a century. Banff-Lake Louise, still a world-renowned resort, was made famous in the first half of the 20th century as the prime destination on the Canadian Pacific railway. Thanks to the Eurographics Corp. of Montreal, we now have six classic vintage reprints from this era in our Vintage Skiing Poster Reprints collection, along with other Canadian and non-Canadian vintage ski posters.

SKI IN CANADA c.1938 Triple Gelandesprung Vintage Skiing Travel Poster Reprint – Canadian Pacific

8. Canadian MLB Baseball Superstars – Take pride in Canada’s baseball heroes who managed to make it through all those long, harsh winters to persevere and make it to the big leagues! We’ve got the 5-tool superstar of the 1990s, Larry Walker; Canada’s first Hall-of-Famer, Ferguson Jenkins; Cincinnati’s super-slugger Joey Votto; and Toronto Blue Jays third base dynamo Brett Lawrie.

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7. Canadian NHL Hockey Superstars – There’s just far too many players to mention here – but we’ve got ‘em all! Whether it’s old-school heroes like Maurice Richard and Gordie Howe; 1970s sensations Bobby Orr, Bobby Clarke, Darryl Sittler or Guy Lafleur; 1980s legends Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, or Mike Bossy; 1990s dominators Patrick Roy, Steve Yzerman or Joe Sakic; or contemporary favourites Sidney Crosby, Steven Stamkos or Jonathan Toews; you’ll find endless ways to bring your wall alive with Canada’s greatest contributions to the sporting universe!

6. Official Olympic Games Posters – Imported from the IOC’s Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, we are North America’s exclusive online distributor of official Olympic Games reprint posters. And we are proud to always have in stock, the official poster designs for Montreal 1976, Calgary 1988 and Vancouver 2010.

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5. Ken Danby’s Iconic Hockey Art – Ontario artist Ken Danby went from unknown local painter, to one of Canada’s most beloved legends, when his “At the Crease” captured the imagination of Canadians everywhere in 1972. Is it a painting of Ken Dryden? Tony Esposito? According to the late Danby, it’s neither – it’s loosely based on his Guelph, Ontario Friday Night pickup league buddy. We are proud to be the last remaining retailer of Danby’s full-sized poster prints – At the Crease, as well as the two companion pieces, 1973′s “Lacing Up”, and 1997′s “Face Off”.

4. Team Canada Hockey, Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympic Champions – After the debacle of Nagano 1998, Canada came through at Salt Lake 2002 to regain our hockey pride, and return to our rightful place on the gold medal podium. Thanks to the heroics of Martin Brodeur, Rob Blake, Scott Niedermayer, Jarome Iginla, Paul Kariya, Mario Lemieux, Joe Sakic, Brendan Shanahan, Steve Yzerman and the rest of this group of contemporary superstars and all-time greats, Team Canada overcame the host Americans and reigned supreme once again!

3. Joe Carter “Touch ‘em All” 1993 World Series Game 6 – In 1992, the Toronto Blue Jays made it onto everyone’s baseball map with their first World Series Championship. In 1993, Joe Carter did Canada one better, giving us an iconic moment that will live forever in the pantheon of baseball history! When he connected off Mitch Williams of the Philadelphia Phillies and gave baseball only its second World Series walk-off homer of all-time, Joe gave us a moment to be proud of forever, and an image we can all proudly hang on our Canadian sports wall-of-fame!

2. Sidney Crosby’s “Golden Goal”, Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games – If you thought the pressure to win was heavy on Team Canada in 2002, try adding home-country expectations to the equation! In 2010, Canada’s Men’s Hockey Team was once again coming off a disastrous performance in the previous Olympic Games, and with the Gold Medal game against the Americans heading into overtime, it looked like the pressure may have been too much, after all. Then, Jarome Iginla and Sidney Crosby worked their magical give-and-go, and the rest is history – the golden moment, now available for your wall and your collection!

1. Paul Henderson “The Goal” , Summit Series 1972 Winner in Moscow – Need we say more? It was the defining sporting moment of several generations, and the drama of the image matches the drama of the series. It was a clash of styles, a clash of cultures, a clash of ideologies, and a story of perseverance and excellence that may never be matched in hockey history. When Paul Henderson beat Soviet goaltender Vladislav Tretiak with less than a minute to play, a nation roared, and Henderson became the poster-boy of all-time for Canada.

Decorating your Kids’ Bedroom Walls: Top 10 Ideas from Sports Poster Warehouse!

February 6, 2013

When asked this week by an American home decorating blogger for some guidance on the best-selling posters for kids’ rooms, I thought: wow, now there’s an impossible task! With over 10,000 items in stock, and no way to tell which ones are bought specifically for kids’ rooms, we thought it best to write a top-10 list of what experience tells us are the best ideas for your kids’ sports-related theme. With a mix of subjectivity and objectivity, here’s your list of the Top 10 Ideas for Decorating your Kids’ Bedroom Walls:

10. Team Logo Posters – A simple, colorful, and effective way to fill up a lot of space, for a reasonable price, with little risk of the images going quickly “out of style”, is to go with official logo posters for your child’s hometown or favorite teams. Amazing value starting at just $10.95 each, with most NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, and NCAA teams in stock. (Direct links to posters seen in the graphic below: Lakers, Canadiens, Nationals, Tar Heels). For NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB, we also have the ever-popular “All Logos” posters, available in one of our most popular combo specials, the Pro Sports Universe Combo.

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9. “Touring the Majors” Ballpark Map of America – Every young baseball fan dreams of the ultimate road trip – going coast-to-coast across the great land (and across the border to Toronto), enjoying the great national pastime in all the amazing parks they’ve only seen on TV. This amazing poster brings that dream alive with colorful illustrations and a playful spirit. A SportsPosterWarehouse.com all-time best-seller!

8. Girl Power! - Our Women in Sport collection has over 190 unique and exciting items dedicated specifically to the female side of athletics. From the classic superstars of the ever-growing phenomenon of Women’s Soccer, to the popular stars of the US Women’s Softball Team,  to tennis heroes like Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki, to some classy vintage style, this is the best way to empower your young women and provide them with positive role modelling for their athletic careers.

7. NASCAR Auto Racing Banners – Everyone with little ones knows: little boys LOVE race cars! And little boys love watching the fast, colorful, edge-of-your-seat excitement of NASCAR races with their daddies. For a big, bold, colorful addition to your kids’ walls, consider a NASCAR 3′x5′ flag, which can easily be pinned to a wall indoors. Over 20 different drivers available, including favorites Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, and last year’s champion Brad Keselowski.

6. The “Sports Wisdom” Motivational Series – This amazing 11-poster series has it all: stylish colors, action-packed artwork, and profound positive messages that are sure to inspire your child to new heights! Pick one for their favorite sport, or order five to complete a fully-themed wall. Editions available for baseball, football, lacrosse, swimming, cycling, hockey, and more!

5. The Americana Collection – Sports and American culture go hand-in-hand – they share the same value system; that hard work combined with equal opportunity, and infused with a fighting spirit, can lead to success for all! Some of our most beloved and best-selling posters come from our Americana Collection, containing over 190 posters ranging from historical moments, to great Presidents, to beautiful city skylines, and patriotic-themed art.

4. “Dreams” and “Portrait of a Dunk” Basketball Posters – Two of our favorites for starry-eyed hoop dreamers who someday hope to soar with the greats in the NBA! These, and many other great posters, available in our Basketball Theme Art Collection:

3. All-American Baseball Stars – When it comes to your childrens’ role models, athletic prowess is not all there is to it. You want positive, upstanding character traits, too – like humility, compassion, self-control, teamwork, and consistent effort. These highly-recommended all-American baseball stars combine all of those traits, and more! The elder statesman of the group is Derek Jeter, the legendary shortstop of the New York Yankees who has gone 17 years in the major leagues without a whiff of scandal:

Derek Jeter RETRO SUPERCARD New York Yankees Poster Print – Photofile 16×20

Next, there’s the 2012 A.L. Rookie of the Year, Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels, who kept his mouth shut and let his talent do the talking as he dominated the American League at age 20:

Mike Trout STEALING THIRD (2012) L.A. Angels Premium Poster Print – Photofile 16×20

Back over to the National League, there’s the emerging superstar of the Atlanta Braves, Jason Heyward, who is already entering his fourth year in the big leagues at age 23 and is the favorite baseball son of the great Hank Aaron:

Jason Heyward SUPERSTAR Poster – Atlanta Braves Baseball – Costacos Sports

And finally, there’s the brash, bold, but right-minded Bryce Harper, who made a splash in 2012 at age 19 and may never look back on his way to the Hall of Fame:

Bryce Harper PHENOM Washington Senators Poster Print (2012) – Photofile 16×20

2. The Iconic Quarterback - like the All-American baseball star, the big-time NFL quarterback is an iconic symbol of the sporting world. The great ones are often the best role models in sports, combining God-given talent with the leadership abilities we all hope our children can emulate as they grow into positions of responsibility in their own lives. Today’s top QBs are household names around the world, and these men are known for their great personal character as well:

Colin Kaepernick DYNAMO San Francisco 49ers Premium Poster Print (2012)

Joe Flacco SUPER BOWL XLVII (2013) MVP Baltimore Ravens Commemorative Poster – Costacos

Robert Griffin III GO CATCH YOUR DREAM Washington Redskins Poster Print by Wishum Gregory

Peyton Manning MILE HIGH MONSTER Denver Broncos Poster – Costacos Sports 2012

Tim Tebow ADVERSITY Inspirational Motivational Poster – Trends International 2012

1. Wincraft Premium Felt Pennants - Kids’ rooms have been adorned with pennants of all kinds for more than a century now. In the past four years, this legendary decorative genre has undergone a renaissance, thanks to the Minnesota-based Wincraft Corp.’s amazing patented felt printing technology. With their ability to reproduce all manner of graphic details and sharp photographic images on traditional rollable soft felt that won’t bend, rip or fade, you now have access to over 1,300 dynamic, beautiful in-stock designs to choose from, starting at just $12.95 each. You can pick from favorite players, great moments, hometown teams, retro styles, and more. Below is a collage of several best-selling styles; you can browse the entire collection here in our Wincraft Premium Felt Pennants Collection.

pennants-collageWe hope this blog posting has been informative and entertaining! Feel free to contact us any time with questions at info@sportsposterwarehouse.com, or by phone at toll-free 1-888-650-3455 (local 416-696-8353).

Boston Celtics Posters – From Russell to Rondo, a Spectacular Collection

January 27, 2013

In the universe of basketball posters, there’s four things that really matter. There are trendy hot stars-of-the-moment; there is Michael Jordan; and there are two transcendent teams. To respect the sensitivities of New England hoops fans, we won’t mention the dreaded other franchise; today, we’re focusing only on the green machine – the NBA’s all-time most successful club, the Boston Celtics!

Boston-area sports fans are arguably the most loyal and passionate in the world, and poster publishers have always offered a generous selection of Celtics, Red Sox, Bruins and Patriots posters in their offerings. With over 60 different Celtics posters, prints, pennants and banners in-stock and ready to go, there’s something for the kids room or the man-cave; locker room or boardroom. We’ll focus on a few of our favorite choices; the full collection can be found here in our Boston Celtics Collection.

For any serious fan looking for a great combination of history, action, and style, you must consider “All-Time Greats”, the commemorative print seen here that includes a dozen of history’s greatest, along with all 17 championship seasons: Cousy, Russell, Hondo, Tiny, Bird, McHale, Parish, DJ, Ainge, Pierce, Rondo and Garnett.

Another great choice for the boardroom is one of our all-time best-selling exclusive basketball classics – “1967 Playoff Classic”, this legendary black-and-white beauty from the baseline at old Boston Garden. Wilt Chamberlain versus Bill Russell – just unbelievable!

Another great historic piece is this amazing extra-large premium felt pennant – “17-Time Champions”. This one can go anywhere – kids room, basement, office, or even as a gag gift for a Lakers fan you know (oops, we said the word…)! The quality of this made-in-USA premium item from Wincraft is astounding.

Boston Celtics 17-Time NBA Champions EXTRA-LARGE Premium Felt Pennant – Wincraft

Speaking of championships, this one must be seen in person to be believed. From Photofile’s “Photoramics” collection, this is a spectacular celebration of the 2008 NBA Champion Boston Celtics. Pierce, Allen, Garnett, Rondo, Cassell, House, Perkins, Davis, and the rest are all here, in stunning color and detail from original photographic sources.

If you just want to hang that magnificent lucky leprechaun logo, you have several choices. For the ultimate in simplicity and value, just grab one of these official NBA team logo posters from Costacos Sports. For a splash of retro style, check out this standard-sized premium felt pennant featuring the throwback style. For something really bold – REALLY BIG – you can order this massive three-foot-by-five-foot banner that can go on the wall, on a flagpole, or with you to the game to help you get on TV!

Boston Celtics NBA Basketball Premium Felt Collector’s Pennant – Wincraft Inc.

Finally, get up to speed with some new-school. Rajon Rondo is today’s most popular poster boy for the green-and-white, but we’ve also got you covered with KG and Paul Pierce. And as the months and years go by and new stars arrive…we’ll have you covered!

Super Bowl XLVII (New Orleans 2013) Official Posters – Shipped in Time for your Superbowl Party

January 21, 2013

Act now to have the official posters on your wall in time for your Super Bowl party – all orders placed by Monday, January 28, 2013 are guaranteed for Super Bowl delivery!

After an amazing Playoff season, it’s come down to this – an amazing matchup between the legendary San Francisco 49ers, whose five Super Bowl championships rank second only to the Steelers, but whose squad is appearing in the big game for the first time in 18 years, and the hard-charging Baltimore Ravens and their retiring inspirational leader Ray Lewis. This one has it all – brothers coaching against each other, a young QB on the verge of iconic superstardom, an all-time hero looking to go out on top, dynamic wideouts, and tough-as-nails running backs…and we could go on!

First, the best deal, and the easiest way to please your guests in a non-partisan location: the official Super Bowl XLVII 4-poster party pack, featuring the official poster, “Super Tickets”, and action posters of the two competing teams.

(Note: we have similar 4-poster combos available for partisan gatherings: San Francisco 49ers Party Pack and Baltimore Ravens Party Pack.)

Next, we have a limited number of official pennants and banners in stock:

And our personal favorite – “Football Mardi Gras”, from world-famous pop artist Charles Fazzino.

For 49ers fans, this one is a must-have for your Super Bowl party wall:

San Francisco 49ers HISTORY OF VICTORY Poster – Five-Time Super Bowl Champions XVI, XIX, XXIII, XXI

For fans of either team, you’ll find lots of great selection of current star players, team logo items, stadium panoramas, and more, here in our San Francisco 49ers Collection, and here in our Baltimore Ravens Collection.

Heroes of NFL Conference Semifinal Saturday: Flacco, Pitta, Lewis, Rice; Kaepernick, Crabtree, Gore, Willis

January 13, 2013

Saturday, January 12, 2013 featured two of the most dynamic and exciting NFL playoff games in recent memory. Here’s our tribute, in posters – all available to order today from SportsPosterWarehouse.com!

From the thrilling OT victory of the Baltimore Ravens over the Denver Broncos, there’s unfairly-maligned gunslinging QB Joe Flacco:

Joe Flacco LOOK DEEP Baltimore Ravens QB Poster Print – Photofile 16×20

Who completed a clutch long pass late in the fourth quarter to his underrated Tight End, Dennis Pitta:

Dennis Pitta RAVENS ACTION Baltimore Ravens Tight End Poster Print – Photofile 16×20

and used his mighty-little-bulldog, running back Ray Rice, to perfection:

Ray Rice SIGNATURE EXTRA-LARGE Premium Felt Pennant – Baltimore Ravens NFL Football – Wincraft

Earning the great Ray Lewis at least one more week to go in his legendary career:

 

Ray Lewis THE RAYZOR Poster – Baltimore Ravens – Starline 2001

Then, there was San Francisco 49ers QB phenom Colin Kaepernick:

Colin Kaepernick DYNAMO San Francisco 49ers Premium Poster Print (2012) – Photofile Inc. 16×20

Who got the most out of his own legs, and his gamebreaking wide receiver Michael Crabtree:

Michael Crabtree ACTION Premium Felt Collector’s Pennant (LE /1,000) – San Francisco 49ers

And the Niners’ all-time leading rusher, Frank Gore…

Frank Gore BIG GAIN San Francisco 49ers Poster Print (2011) – Photofile 16×20

But the difference in the game was mostly the defense, where Patrick Willis dominated like no one on the hapless Packers:

Patrick Willis BIG-TIME Extra-Large San Francisco 49ers Premium Felt Pennant – NFL Football

What a night at Candlestick!

San Francisco 49ers Candlestick Park Game Night (2012) Panoramic Poster Print


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