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Tour de France Final Stage Posters – Champs-Élysées, Paris

July 22, 2010

With so much beauty to be seen during the Tour de France, it is no wonder that Graham Watson, one of the most revered cycling photographers, has become so popular. His images are timeless and capture the moment like no other. Through the years his images have captivated many, and his photos of the final stage are no different.

2006 Tour de France. The Eiffel Tower welcomes the surviving cyclists into Paris on stage 20.

Since 1975 the Tour de France has had its final stage run through prestigious Northwest Paris. Longjumeau to Champs-Élysées is a 102.5km stage, which starts in Essonne, a town 20km outside of Paris, and ends in North-western Paris.  At this distance it will be the shortest stage of the Tour. Not since 1989 has there been a shorter stage.

1975 Tour Finish on the Champs Elysées.

While the distance may be less, the scenery and excitement is not. Starting in a small town of only 20,000 people the racers will make their way down the N20, through endless fields and crops. After a hilly 45 km ride, they will make their way into Paris, which will be relatively flat for the final sprint.  While riding down Champs- Élysées, the tour will pass right through the shadow of one of the most famous landmarks on the planet, the Eiffel Tower. The race ends in spectacular fashion are racers barrel towards  Arc de Triomphe.

2004 Tour de France, racing towards the Arc de Triomphe.

Spain, 2010 World Cup Champions – Possible Championship Posters To Come

July 13, 2010

They were the favorites from the start, but in a single elimination tournament where anything can happen, and normally does, nothing is for sure.  Many teams were in the running to become World Champions; Brazil, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Uruguay and Ghana to name a few. But after 7 games and only 1 loss, Spain is on the top of the world, they are World Champions.

Iker Casillas - 2010 Golden Glove winner

This was a complete team effort, with a few names really standing out.  The goal scores are always a big part with Carles Puyol scoring to beat the Germans, David Villa nets 4 goals to lead the team and the one who scored when it mattered, Andres Iniesta, with the tournament winning goal.  While all these goals definitely helped bring Spain to the top, it never would have happened without one man, Iker Casillas. Not only did he help lead them to their first World Championship, but he was also named the Goal Keeper of the tournament, which is no small feat.

Official 2010 World Cup Poster combo

Congratulations to the 2010 World Cup ChampionsLa Roja, The Spanish National Football Team. Continue to check in for updates on Spanish Championship Posters.

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

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

Blackhawks Decorate Chicago; What’s Up, Philly? Hawks, Flyers Posters Available Here

June 2, 2010

Well, we are finally here. After 82 regular season games, plus 16 and 17 playoff games respectably, the Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers have made it to the big show, the Stanley Cup Finals. Both teams are now in for the fight of their lives, for the greatest achievement in all of Hockey, to hoist Lord Stanleys Cup.

While this is a massively important event for both cities, one has stepped up to the plate more than the other.

Chicago has full on Stanley Cup fever. They have taken 2 of the cities most famous and memorable statues and decked them out in Blackhawks gear. The two statues that I am speaking of are the Michael Jordan in front of the United Center and the Lion in front of the Art Institute of Chicago. These pieces have made nation wide news and a focal point for hockey lovers far and wide.

Michael Jordan adorns a red Toews jersey and a while helmet.

After 2 games, and 2 wins by the Blackhawks, it seems that this publicity stunt may have sparked something. The Flyers seems flat and frustrated, while the Hawks have clearly been the dominant team.

While the lion is wearing a custom made over sized Blackhawks helmet.

With the series now going back to Philly can the high skill level of the Hawks be enough to take complete control of the series? Or will the sea of orange be enough to ignite a flame in the Flyers game. Only time will tell, but from where I am sitting being a Blackhawk is a pretty good thing right about now.

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.

For the Nostalgic Blue Jays Fan – Skydome Panorama c.1992

April 28, 2010

As Toronto’s Major League Baseball franchise struggles with crowds of 10,000 fans and more than 15 years without a post-season appearance, it’s great every once in a while to look back at the good-old-days. When I brought this classic back to my desk this morning for a .jpg update, this lifelong Blue Jays fan was almost brought to tears! This spectacular Rob Arra panorama features a jam-packed SkyDome crowd, circa 1992. Still available in our Toronto Blue Jays Collection:

Toronto Blue Jays SkyDome Panoramic Poster Print (1992) - Rob Arra

On a related note, this amazing extra-large (17×40) premium felt pennant just came in, celebrating Toronto’s back-to-back World Series victories in 1992 and 1993:

Toronto Blue Jays World Series 1992-93 Champs Premium Pennant

Toronto Blue Jays World Series 1992-93 Champs Premium Pennant


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