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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.

Vintage MLB Posters

January 22, 2009
In part 3 of our 4 part series on some of the most memorable plays in each sport, we look at Major League Baseball. The ‘boys of summer’ have always been good at creating long lasting mental images, as that is what America’s game is all about, the memories. MLB has some legendary rivalries in the form of YankeesRed Sox, DodgersGiants, and the Cubs-Cardinals. Some all time great players have come out of these rivalries: Ted Williams, Joe Dimaggio, Mickey Mantle, Ty Cobb, Lou Gehrig and many more! So without further adieu, the staff at Sports Poster Warehouse present our picks for the TOP 5 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL MOMENTS OF ALL TIME!
5. October 22, 1975. World Series, Game 6. Boston Red Sox trail Cincinnati Reds three games to two. Game tied 6-6 in the bottom of the 12th inning. Pat Darcy delivers, Carlton Fisk swings. Deep drive down the left field line – will it stay fair? Fisk uses all the body english he can muster, and seemingly wills the ball to stay right. Miraculously, the ball hits the foul pole, giving Fisk a game winning homer – Red Sox win! Red Sox win! Game 7 tomorrow! The dream stays alive! It was, quite possibly, the greatest World Series game of all-time, and the image of Fisk pushing the ball fair, then leaping in celebration, is one of the most endearing moments in sports history.
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4. It is perhaps the most rare occurrence in baseball – the walk-off Home Run to win the World Series. Toronto baseball fans will never forget the last time it happened – October 23, 1993, when Joe Carter took a down-and-in Mitch Williams fastball over the left-field fence to clinch a second-straight World Series championship for the Blue Jays, and send Skydome into a state of euphoria! This spectacular print commemorates that moment with pure photographic perfection, capturing the joy of victory like you’ve never seen it before. As Joe leaps high in the air rounding third base to give high-fives to third base coach Nick Leyva, and broadcaster Tom Cheek makes his famous “Touch ‘em All, Joe” call…SNAP!
 
 
 

 

 

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3. One of the most famous images in baseball history! After decades of segregation, Brooklyn Dodgers owner Branch Rickey broke ranks and brought Jackie Robinson from the Negro Leagues to the Major Leagues, smashing the color barrier that kept African-Americans off the big stage. After a year in the minors, Jackie took the field in the big leagues for the first time on April 18, 1947 - and, to a standing ovation, scored the winning run! While even some teammates rejected Robinson’s mere presence in the clubhouse, three of the classiest Dodgers of all-time showed true humanity and solidarity, boldly joining Jackie on the top step of the dugout. Spider Jorgensen, Pee Wee Reese, and Eddie Stanky, as true stand-up gentlemen, were also a minority that day in Flatbush.

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2. It was an earth-shaking, record-shattering season – 1974, the year Hammerin’ Hank Aaron passed Babe Ruth and became baseball’s all-time Home Run king! This amazing poster features a classic image from the era, giving you the classic Hank Aaron swing in lush sepia-tone beauty. Of course, with the bat shattering, this poster clearly does not show you one of Hank’s 755 career Home Runs, but it does demonstrate the power and poise of this American legend.

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1. “Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth… I may have had a tough break, but I have an awful lot to live for.”
Lou Gehrig. July 4, 1939 at Yankee Stadium

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For these and many other vintage MLB posters and prints, visit http://www.sportsposterwarehouse.com


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