June 19, 2009
Admit it, Penguins fans: even YOU didn’t think your boys could possibly win a Game 7 in Detroit. And yet, miracles do happen! A week after Marc-Andre Fleury made his amazing last-minute saves to preserve a 2-1 victory and earn Pittsburgh its second major sporting championship of 2009, the posters are out, and the selection is truly magnificent.
First, there’s the annual commemorative action poster – Pittsburgh Penguins “Champions 2009″ – featuring superstars Maxime Talbot, Kris Letang, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Sergei Gonchar, Fleury, and Jordan Staal.
Pittsburgh Penguins "Champions 2009" Commemorative Poster
Next, it’s the annual “Celebration” poster - this year, enhanced with multiple images of the on-ice pandemonium on the evening of June 12, 2009 at Joe Louis Arena, including the joyous moments at the net immediately following the final horn:
Pittsburgh Penguins "Celebration 2009" Commemorative Poster
Costacos Sports, the venerable poster publisher that normally stops at the standard “Champions” and “Celebration” posters seen above, went a step further this year, and added a third Stanley Cup commemorative, sure to become an all-time classic for fans of Sidney Crosby as his storied career continues its path to ultimate greatness. It’s Sidney Crosby “Holy Grail”, featuring the captain and the cup, both shining in championship glory:
Sidney Crosby HOLY GRAIL Stanley Cup 2009 Celebration PosterAlong a similar vein, also available is this amazing 16"x20" Photofile print, "Our Cup", featuring Sidney seconds earlier:Sidney Crosby "OUR Cup!" 2009 Stanley Cup 16" x 20" Photo Print
Sid was the lynchpin and the leader, but Geno was the MVP! Wincraft is producing this limited-edition premium felt pennant commemorating Evgeni Malkin’s Conn Smythe trophy winning performance:
Evgeni Malkin "Conn Smythe Winner" 2009 Stanley Cup Premium Pennant L.E. /5,000
And then there’s this 16″ x 20″ Photofile of Malkin raising the chalice:
Evgeni Malkin "Raise the Cup" Stanley Cup 2009 16" x 20" Photo Print
Fans of Marc-Andre Fleury will be happy to know that we’ll be stocking a similar 16″ x 20″ Photofile print of the goalie superstar in his moment of glory with the Cup. And, although it’s not from the Finals, this shot could very well represent the turning point in Pittsburgh’s journey from Eastern Conference contender to Stanley Cup Champions – Marc-Andre Fleury “Stones Ovechkin”:
Marc-Andre Fleury "Stones Ovechkin" 16" x 20" Photofile Print (Game 7 vs. Capitals)
Another annual favorite is the Stanley Cup Champions panoramic print from Rob Arra’s Everlasting Images. Since the Cup was clinched in the visitors’ arena, this year’s poster features the final seconds of Game 6 at The Igloo, but also includes inset shots of the celebration after Game 7 in Detroit:
Pittsburgh Penguins STANLEY CUP 2009 Panoramic Poster Print
Finally, there are three more great entries in our ever-expanding, ever-more-popular Wincraft premium pennant series: “Stanley Cup Champions”, Sidney Crosby “Youngest Captain”, and Pittsburgh Penguins “Celebration” 17×40 Extra-Large Premium Pennant.
Now that’s a selection! It’s the best post-Stanley Cup selection we’ve ever had. Sales are brisk so far, and if things continue well, perhaps we’ll be encouraged to bring in more Photofile prints from their vast selection of images.
Pittsburgh sports fans, don’t forget: many great Steelers Super Bowl commemorative posters are still in stock!