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Boston Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup Champions Commemorative Posters

June 28, 2011

For generations of Boston Bruins fans, there was only one image that came to mind when the words “Bruins” and “Stanley Cup” came together: the iconic black-and-white shot of Bobby Orr scoring the winning goal way back in 1970. After winning another cup in 1972, it took another 39 years before “The Goal” was finally relegated to secondary memory, as on June 15, 2011, the Bruins shocked the Canucks in Vancouver to win Game 7 and become Stanley Cup Champions once again!

Commemorative posters of the 2011 victory are now in stock. First, the annual “Champions” collage poster, featuring six superstars in action surrounding hockey’s holy grail itself, the Stanley Cup (in this case, Milan Lucic, Nathan Horton, David Krejci, Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara and Tim Thomas):

Boston Bruins 2011 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS Commemorative Poster

Boston Bruins 2011 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS Commemorative Poster

Next, own the classic “On-Ice Celebration Portrait”, a professional photo print from Photofile Inc.:

Boston Bruins Stanley Cup 2010 ON-ICE CELEBRATION TEAM PORTRAIT Poster Print

Boston Bruins Stanley Cup 2010 ON-ICE CELEBRATION TEAM PORTRAIT Poster Print

Next up, this poster commemorating beloved goalie Tim Thomas and his Conn Smythe Trophy MVP performance in the 2011 playoffs:

Tim Thomas CONN SMYTHE WINNER (Stanley Cup MVP) Poster

Tim Thomas CONN SMYTHE WINNER (Stanley Cup MVP) Poster

Here’s an annual favorite: the Stanley Cup Champions Panoramic Print from Rob Arra’s Everlasting Images, featuring a breathtaking inside look at TD Banknorth Arena during Game 6 of the Finals, along with celebration photos, and other great details that make it the ultimate for any hometown fan:

Boston Bruins TD Banknorth Garden 2011 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS Panorama

Boston Bruins TD Banknorth Garden 2011 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS Panorama

Finally, there’s “Celebration 2011″, featuring a beautiful black-and-gold design, and images from the on-ice celebratory moments following the final horn on June 15:

Chicago Blackhawks STANLEY CUP CELEBRATION 2010 Commemorative Poster

Chicago Blackhawks STANLEY CUP CELEBRATION 2010 Commemorative Poster

Other great posters, as well as the official championship Pennant and Banner, are available in our Boston Bruins Collection.

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.

Pittsburgh Penguins 2009 Stanley Cup Champions Posters, Prints, Pennants

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

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

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 Poster

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

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

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)

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

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!

Vintage NHL Posters

January 15, 2009

Hi everybody, happy January!

Mid-winter is always a time of great anticipation in the world of sports. The Super Bowl is weeks away, March Madness is just around the corner and the NHL and NBA seasons are both increasing with intensity by the day. The staff here at Sports Poster Warehouse want to take time to honor some of the most memorable moments in sports. With that said, we will honor some of the great vintage and not so vintage memories, one major sport at a time, with hockey and the NHL being first up.

5. From the 1975 Stanley Cup Semifinals, this rare, spectacular image features one of the greatest Philadelphia Flyers of all-time, the Hall of Fame superstar Bobby Clarke, helping the old Spectrum erupt in joy after scoring a goal that helped finally bury the New York Islanders in Game 7.

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4. This rare, beautiful poster features the great Super Mario Lemieux circling the ice at old Chicago Stadium on June 1, 1992 with hockey’s holy grail, the Stanley Cup, after his Pittsburgh Penguins completed a sweep of the Chicago Blackhawks.

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3. This spectacular poster commemorates what will go down as one of the most beloved days in the history of Buffalo sports, the 2008 Winter Classic at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Taking you back to the thrilling conclusion of the dramatic game, this poster features the signature image of the day – the Pittsburgh Penguins’ sensational Sidney Crosby breaking in on toque-capped Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller on the final breakaway of the overtime shootout, just a second away from potting the winner and celebrating victory.

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2. 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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1. It was the greatest hockey series of all-time - Canada vs. Russia, The Summit Series 1972. The greatest rivalry in hockey, played out over the month of September, four games in Canada, four in Moscow. At the end of this greatest series came the greatest goal – Paul Henderson’s game-winner with less than a minute to play. It is a legendary moment in hockey history.

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


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