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Tennis Girl 1976 Poster – Photographer Martin Elliott (1947-2010), RIP

April 14, 2010

“Tennis Girl” (1976) – A Legendary Poster

UPDATE JANUARY 2013 – We now have the 35th Anniversary poster reprints of this image in stock! Available in standard 24″x36″ format, and extra-large Door-Sized format. Order now for delivery anywhere worldwide!

A sad month in the poster world, as word has reached us of the passing of photographer Martin Elliott - the man who earned a small fortune after licensing out the legendary “Tennis Girl” image to the Athena poster company in England back in 1977. Martin, trained at the prestigous Birmingham School of Photography, snapped the photo of his then 18-year-old girlfriend Fiona Butler late one afternoon in 1976, and spent the next few years competing with the classic Farrah Fawcett “Red Bathing Suit” poster for the #1 spot in the medium. Is this really a sports poster? Is it art, or exploitation? We’ll let you decide – but 2-million units sold over the years makes it a true piece of poster, and pop-culture, history.

For those of you interested – as far as we know, the only way to buy this image right now is as a limited-edition signed-and-numbered canvas print from Athena’s successor company, Vivarti. If you are interested in being notified should a moderately-priced open-edition poster reprint become available in the future, click here to send an e-mail and join the waiting list. (Order now! Links to 24″x36″ and Door-Sized editions above).

Special: FREE Maria Sharapova Tennis Poster with Purchase (expires 7/16)

July 13, 2009

A head’s-up on a special we’re running this week: use the coupon code SHARA-FREE and receive a FREE MARIA SHARAPOVA “GAME-SET-MATCH” POSTER with your order! It’s a $14.95 value, and it is a truly beautiful poster you won’t find anywhere else. Here’s the poster:

Maria Sharapova Game, Set, Match Tennis Poster

Maria Sharapova "Game, Set, Match" Tennis Poster

Instructions:
1) Add any item valued at $9.95 or greater to your cart.
2) Add Maria Sharapova “Game, Set, Match” to your cart.
3) Enter the code SHARA-FREE in the discount code field and hit the “Apply Discount Code” button. You will see a discount of $14.95 appear below your subtotal – exactly the full value of the Sharapova poster! 
4) Offer expires 7/16, or after first 75 redemptions (whichever comes first). Not valid in combination with any other offer or discount. Limit one use per ship-to address. Act now to avoid disappointment!

Ichiro Suzuki earns his place on your Wall of Fame

March 24, 2009

What was I doing, transfixed to the television at 1:00 am EDT this morning, dead tired while nursing a cold, and having two little children to help take care of in less than six hours? I was watching one of the best baseball games I’ve ever seen! After two weeks of trying to follow a lacklustre group of teams playing an incomprehensible tournament format in front of mostly empty stadiums, the World Baseball Classic concluded with a truly amazing Japan-Korea final. The secret? These were actual TEAMS competing, not assembled groups of spring training refugees who’s GMs didn’t forbid them from taking part. After a 9 innings of amazing defense, intense strategy, clutch hitting, and dominant pitching, it was only fitting that the legendary Ichiro Suzuki would break the tie with a remarkable 8-pitch at-bat that resulted in a two-run single and a 5-3 Japanese victory. With his clutch performance, he definitely earned his spot on my Wall-of-Fame! Click on any of the images below for more info on these great Ichiro additions to your wall:

Ichiro Suzuki Signature Series Premium Felt Collectors Pennant

Ichiro Suzuki Signature Series Premium Felt Collector's Pennant

Ichiro Suzuki The Swing Multi-Exposure Batting Photographic Print

Ichiro Suzuki "The Swing" Multi-Exposure Batting Photographic Print

Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Star Seattle Mariners Poster

Ichiro Suzuki "Seattle Star" Seattle Mariners Poster

And other Team Japan players available: Kosuke Fukudome,  Daisuke Matsuzaka.

American Chevy Corvette Poster

March 11, 2009

Yes folks, it’s true, Sports Poster Warehouse sells more than just sports posters! In addition to our brand new line of pennants, we also have an extensive collection of motorsport posters. In addition to Motocross, Formula 1, and Grand Prix Classics, Sports Poster Warehouse is also proud to showcase our collection of “Cool Car” posters.

The newest member of our “Cool Cars” section is none other than the Chevrolet Corvette AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL Poster. The Corvette, manufactured since 1953, is an American icon. There have been 6 generations of the Corvette over the years, each having been award winning automobiles. The Corvette was Motor Trend magazine’s Car of the Year for 1984 and 1998 and the 1999 Corvette Convertible was named “Best Engineered Car of the 20th century” by the Society of Automotive Engineers.

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Bring your wall alive with a spectacular, patriotic trio of the finest in American automotive engineering – the Chevrolet Corvette! This poster celebrates the legendary automobile with great style and design. Amazing poster for the wall of anyone who loves automotive beauty!

Chauncey Billups Poster-Denver Nuggets

March 11, 2009

Chauncey Billups, born in Denver, was an immediate on-court success. Having dominated at the highschool level, he was named to the All-McDonalds Team. Billups was then offered a full scholarship at the University of Colorado, where he continued to blossom for two years. In Chauncey‘s first few years in the NBA, he struggled to find his consistency, having moved around from Boston, to Toronto, to Denver and then onto Minnesota where he finally found his game.

In the summer of 2002, Billups signed on as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons, who were being re-constructed by Joe Dumars. Having also acquired Tayshaun Prince, Ben Wallace, Richard Hamilton and Rasheed Wallace, the Pistons primed themselves for several years of stardom. Billups lead this star-studded team past the LA Lakers in the 2004 NBA Championship, winning the series MVP award along the way.

In November of 2008, Billups was traded back to his hometown Denver Nuggets along with Antonio McDyess in exchange for Allen Iverson. Chauncey has since excelled with the Nuggets, having made the All Star game and he is leading the team to a stellar record along with Carmello Anthony.

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This spectacular poster features the man whose long journey to NBA champion and MVP candidate took him through Denver in the late 1990s, and saw him return to the Nuggets as a savior nearly a decade later.

For this and other current NBA posters, visit www.sportsposterwarehouse.com.

John Cena “Flex” Poster

March 11, 2009

Born in West Newbury, Massachusetts in 1977, John Cena was born the second oldest in a family of 5 boys. He was an extremely athletic youth, having become an All American Centre for his college football team. Cena then pursued a brief career in body building. Soon after, he joined Ultimate Pro Wrestling, under the stage name “The Prototype”. The WWF then signed him and placed him in Ohio Valley Wrestling, where he continued to excel. In the summer of 2002, Cena finally got his chance in the big leagues, fighting Kurt Angle in an open challenge. Since then, he hasn’t looked back, having taken the WWE and world of wrestling by storm.

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This amazing poster features the great Wrestling superstar showing off his upper body with a double bicep flex, demonstrating that NO ONE can mess with the greatest! Amazing photography, awesome design, and a valuable collector’s item for years to come.

For this and many other great wrestling posters, visit www.sportsposterwarehouse.com.

Kevin Durant’s First Ever Poster!

March 9, 2009

Celebrating the first superstar of the Oklahoma City Thunder! This amazing poster features the dynamic scoring sensation Kevin Durant, looking great in his new OKC threads as he rolls to the hoop for an easy deuce. Spectacular action, awesome design – perfect for the wall of any fan, and a valuable first-season collector’s item for years to come!

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For this and many other great NBA player posters, go to www.sportsposterwarehouse.com.


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