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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.

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.

NHL Trade Deadline-Sports Poster Warehouse’s Most Likely To Be Moved

March 3, 2009

As all of the hockey lovers out there know, tomorrow is trade deadline day for the National Hockey League. Teams who are either making a final push to secure the last playoff spots, or hoping to go deep into the playoffs, will trade to acquire a key veteran or a proven scorer in order to solidify their rosters. Conversely, teams who are re-building with younger players will want to trade away their more expensive players in order to dump salary and get draft picks in return. There is usually a flurry of activity leading up the deadline day. However, this year it has been relatively quiet, thus we all expect a blizzard of action on the actual D-Day. Without further delay, we here at Sports Poster Warehouse present out list of players “Most Likely To Be Moved”…

Nik Antropov BIG 80 Poster

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Doug Weight WEIGHT OF THE WORLD Poster

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Chris Pronger SUPERSTAR Poster

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Jason Spezza HERO Poster

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Gary Roberts ACTION Poster

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Mark Recchi ACTION Poster

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For these and other awesome old school and new hockey posters, visit www.sportsposterwarehouse.com.

Penguins/Fleury Support The Steelers-Awesome Poster

February 27, 2009

We here at Sports Poster Warehouse have a special poster for all the fans of Pittsburgh teams; a crossover classic!

This spectacular print celebrates one of the most memorable moments of the Penguins’ 2008-09 season. Clearly on a high after a Sunday afternoon shutout on home ice at The Igloo, Marc-Andre Fleury got himself into the civic spirit just minutes before kickoff of the AFC Championship Game. As the Steelers were about to take the field against the Baltimore Ravens in the final step to Super Bowl XLIII and ultimate glory, Fleury stepped onto the ice for his first star with a Steelers football helmet replacing his goaltender’s mask, and a “Terrible Towel” waving in the air to whip the crowd into a Championship frenzy.

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With a huge smile on his face in front of an adoring, enthusiastic crowd, this was pure sporting magic! Topped off by the attractive powder-blue old-school third jersey worn by the Penguins that day, and this is pure photographic and historic perfection. A SportsPosterWarehouse.com exclusive 16″x20″ print, complete with NHL and NHLPA official logos and a serialized NHL Products hologram for licensing authenticity, this is also a valuable collector’s item for years to come!

For this and many other great photofiles and prints, visit www.sportsposterwarehouse.com.

Chicago Blackhawks Winter Classic Team Poster

February 19, 2009

Celebrate one of the most unique, fun, exciting days in Chicago Blackhawks history! From shallow center field at legendary Wrigley Field, it’s…NHL hockey?!?!? Yes, this spectacular photo takes you back to the morning of January 1, 2009, when the venerable home of the Chicago Cubs was transformed into a hockey rink for the league’s annual Winter Classic New Year’s Day outdoor game. With a dreamlike background of the outfield bleachers and classic scoreboard, this image gives you the home-field Chicago Blackhawks team in all its glory, decked out in the rare retro jerseys. All the stars are here: Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, Brent Seabrook, Martin Havlat, Andrew Ladd, Christobal Huet, Nikolai Khabibulin, Kris Versteeg, Brian Campbell, Duncan Keith, coach Joel Quenneville, and the rest!

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From the world’s leading sports photography marketer, Photo File Inc., this is a high-quality, fully-licensed 16″x20″ print, published on heavy photographic stock, adorned with the official 2009 Winter Classic logo, and affixed with an official NHL Properties holographic logo for authenticity.

Madison Square Gardens In All It’s Glory-Poster Format

February 11, 2009

When it comes to sports, Madison Square Gardens is one of the most historic, prestigious and memorable buildings in the world. It derives its name from the park where the first two gardens were located. As the venue moved to new locations, the name still stuck. Home of the New York Rangers, New York Knicks and countless of other headline events of the years, the Gardens is a focal point in the sports and entertainment world. MSG hosts over 300 events per year, however some of them are more prolific than others. Thus, Sports Poster Warehouse will help you recall some of the most significant moments in Madison Square Gardens history!

Michael Jordan Power Slam Poster

November 8, 1984 – Michael Jordan plays his first game as a professional at MSG, and drops 33 against the Knicks. He left midway through the 4th quarter of this game to a standing ovation from the energized crowd.

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WWE Super Stars Poster

March 31, 1985 – The World Wrestling Federation presents the inaugural WrestleMania. The annual event would return to Madison Square Garden in 1994 and 2004 for WrestleMania X and WrestleMania XX, celebrating the 10th and 20th anniversaries of WrestleMania.

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Victory On Ice Panorama!

The long wait is over! After more than 50 years, The New York Rangers finally capture the ultimate goal, the Stanley Cup. A game 7 victory over the Vancouver Canucks, winning goal by Captain Mark Messier - life couldn’t be sweeter. Madison Square Garden hasn’t seen excitement like this in years.

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Wayne Gretzky FINAL FAREWELL Panoramic Poster

It was one of the most emotional moments in hockey history - after 20 years of thrilling crowds, setting records and winning cups, The Great One decided it was time to move on. In the pre-game ceremony, with friends and colleagues from throughout his career on hand, and a packed house at Madison Square Garden applauding as one, Wayne Gretzky gave his next-to-final salute to the fans while in uniform.

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Kobe Bryant Airborne

On February 2, 2009, Kobe Bryant of Los Angeles Lakers scored 61 points in a 126–117 win over the Knicks. It is the highest single game scoring total for an NBA player at MSG.

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For these and other great sports posters, visit http://www.sportsposterwarehouse.com.

2009 Winter Classic Game At Wrigley Field

January 26, 2009

Commemorating one of the most remarkable days in the life of Wrigley Field, and one of the most amazing events in Chicago Blackhawks history! Now a New Year’s Day tradition, the NHL scheduled its 2009 Winter Classic in a stadium known for nearly a century of joyous days under the hot afternoon sun, but never for winter sports. Few could envision how the grand old park would look decked out for hockey on a winter’s afternoon. However, when it was all said and done (despite the game’s result, a loss to the hated Detroit Red Wings), all who saw it could certainly say: this was AMAZING!

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From photographer Rob Arra’s legendary Everlasting Images collection, this spectacular print takes you back to that unique afternoon in Wrigleyville, giving you a breathtaking inside view of the scene during the pre-game festivities, with the players lined up at their respective blue lines for the singing of the National Anthem. From the normally lush green playing field now turned snow-white, to the fans packed with parka-wearing fanatics, to the familiar Wrigley Field features, to the rooftop parties across the street, to the Chicago skyline in the distance, it’s all here! Whether you were there in person on that wonderful winter day, are a serious Blackhawks or Red Wings fan, or are a lover of that legendary hockey arena called Wrigley Field, this is for you. Complete with sharp white border, commemorative title, and official NHL and Winter Classic logos, this is both a beautiful work of photographic sports art for your wall, and a valuable collector’s item for years to come.

For this and many other class hockey NHL prints, visit http://www.sportsposterwarehouse.com.


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