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NHL Poster Sales Down 40 Percent During Lockout

January 9, 2013

NHL Poster Sales Down 40 Percent During Lockout

Hockey fans show their work stoppage displeasure with a strike of their own

Toronto, Ontario, January 7, 2012 – SportsPosterWarehouse.com (SPW), a leading online destination for sports posters and pennants, revealed today that NHL poster and pennant sales were down 40 percent for Q4 2012. This downward trend reveals that hockey fans staged a strike of their own, choosing to no longer purchase NHL related products during the lockout that will effectively end this month.

“Generally, professional hockey hero and NHL team posters are scarcely available in most American sporting goods stores. Thus, for many years, SPW has been a popular destination for NHL lovers. During the lockout, not even Sidney Crosby himself is selling well,” explains Neil Flagg, President of SportsPosterWarehouse.com.

The high period for a sports poster sales is during its respective season play. However, despite the fact that the NHL season is expected to begin in January, SPW forecasts that fan interest in NHL product sales will pick up somewhat, but wont fully rebound, in part due to lingering fan dissatisfaction with the work stoppage.

About SportsPosterWarehouse.com

Launched in 1998, SportsPosterWarehouse.com (SPW) is a sports, fitness and motivational poster and pennant leader. Featuring current and vintage styles of posters and pennants, SPW carries physical inventory of the vast majority of its online offerings, ensuring customers receive products in a timely manner. With headquarters in Toronto, Ontario, SPW also has a local commercial showroom.

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Top 10 of 2012 – Coming Soon

December 21, 2012

Stay tuned…

Unexpected Top-10 Seller – Babe Ruth With Kids Poster (1924)

August 6, 2010

Now this is what The Babe was all about! Somewhat surprisingly, this has been one of our top-sellers of Summer 2010 – but knowing what we know about the great Babe Ruth, it’s suddenly quite understandable.

Babe Ruth (click here to view our entire Babe Ruth Collection) has always been a National icon and even now, 62 years after his death he is one of the most well know athletes to ever play any sport. The Bambino had a habit of hitting home runs like no one else who came before him, totaling 714 in a 21-year career.

The Babe talking to a group of kids in 1924

But The Babe was known for more than just his on field prowess. After having a very hard childhood of his own, Ruth was always the first to be there for the kids. During the First World War when times were very tough, Ruth went out and bought a whole bunch of shoes and started to give them out to children in the streets of New York City.  Ruth was also known far and wide for never turning down a single child when they asked him for an autograph, sometimes spending hours after a game signing balls and cards.

Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig - 1930

What’s even more amazing than signing autographs for hours after a game is that the Babe was known to on many occasions to go out and play some sandlot ball with the kids.  That is just something you don’t see today, imagine seeing A-Rod out playing a game of ball with the local kids…

The Bambino, circa 1918

Babe Ruth was a great player, great role model and even better person, the game has always been at a loss without him.

Babe Ruth Day at the stadium on June 13, 1948. His final appearance in New York.

Tour de France Final Stage Posters – Champs-Élysées, Paris

July 22, 2010

With so much beauty to be seen during the Tour de France, it is no wonder that Graham Watson, one of the most revered cycling photographers, has become so popular. His images are timeless and capture the moment like no other. Through the years his images have captivated many, and his photos of the final stage are no different.

2006 Tour de France. The Eiffel Tower welcomes the surviving cyclists into Paris on stage 20.

Since 1975 the Tour de France has had its final stage run through prestigious Northwest Paris. Longjumeau to Champs-Élysées is a 102.5km stage, which starts in Essonne, a town 20km outside of Paris, and ends in North-western Paris.  At this distance it will be the shortest stage of the Tour. Not since 1989 has there been a shorter stage.

1975 Tour Finish on the Champs Elysées.

While the distance may be less, the scenery and excitement is not. Starting in a small town of only 20,000 people the racers will make their way down the N20, through endless fields and crops. After a hilly 45 km ride, they will make their way into Paris, which will be relatively flat for the final sprint.  While riding down Champs- Élysées, the tour will pass right through the shadow of one of the most famous landmarks on the planet, the Eiffel Tower. The race ends in spectacular fashion are racers barrel towards  Arc de Triomphe.

2004 Tour de France, racing towards the Arc de Triomphe.

Spain, 2010 World Cup Champions – Possible Championship Posters To Come

July 13, 2010

They were the favorites from the start, but in a single elimination tournament where anything can happen, and normally does, nothing is for sure.  Many teams were in the running to become World Champions; Brazil, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Uruguay and Ghana to name a few. But after 7 games and only 1 loss, Spain is on the top of the world, they are World Champions.

Iker Casillas - 2010 Golden Glove winner

This was a complete team effort, with a few names really standing out.  The goal scores are always a big part with Carles Puyol scoring to beat the Germans, David Villa nets 4 goals to lead the team and the one who scored when it mattered, Andres Iniesta, with the tournament winning goal.  While all these goals definitely helped bring Spain to the top, it never would have happened without one man, Iker Casillas. Not only did he help lead them to their first World Championship, but he was also named the Goal Keeper of the tournament, which is no small feat.

Official 2010 World Cup Poster combo

Congratulations to the 2010 World Cup ChampionsLa Roja, The Spanish National Football Team. Continue to check in for updates on Spanish Championship Posters.

Miami Heat land the Big 3; More Championship Posters to come?

July 12, 2010

“Miami Thrice”, “The Big 3”, “West Palm Trio”, whatever you call them, the best combination of three players the NBA has ever seen are now in the starting line up for the Miami Heat. Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade and the King himself, LeBron James have their eyes firmly places on an NBA Championship in 2011.

Dwayne Wade reverse layup - 2006

These three bring some of the most impressive stats to ever be complied on one team. Chris Bosh, the all time leading scorer for the Toronto Raptors, well as holding the title for 14 other achievements in Toronto. Dwayne Wade, the 6 time All-Star who is also the Miami heats all time leading scorer brings the one and only championship of the 3. Then there is the man himself, King James. One of the most prolific players in the game today, he is a 6 time All-Star, 2 time MVP, Rookie of the year, NBA scoring champion, and like the other two, a 2008 Olympic gold medallist. The one thing that has eluded both LeBron and Bosh is an NBA championship, which is has now brought them all together.

Miami Heat - 2006 NBA Champions

In their 22 year history the Heat have only won one championship, in 2006, with Wade and Shaq leading the way. They were the best team in the NBA, and hava the rings to prove it. After the championship the team started to slide. Shaq was traded to the Phoenix Suns, and the Heat went from 1st in their conference to 5th, things were bad. After a couple years of being a mediocrity, the Heat are back. They have the best line up in all of pro sports and everyone knows it. Other teams will now scramble to do what they can, but no one will be able to handle the unstoppable force of the Heat this coming year.  You can’t hand the championship to them yet, but honestly, it can’t be that far away.

2006 NBA Championship Panorama

Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Championship Posters and Pennants Announced

June 15, 2010

It was 49 years in the making. The longest drought in NHL history has now come to an end, the Chicago Blackhawks are once again Stanley Cup Champions.

Sports Poster Warehouse is proud to offer 8 beautiful titles to commemorate this once in a lifetime accomplishment. With 1 panorama, 2 pennants, 2 posters and 3 photo quality prints already announced, we have something for every Blackhawks fan.

Championship panoramas have always been a staple for any sports fan and this year is no different. These Rob Arra photographs are printed on thick, high quality photo stock. Bordered with a classic white edging, these images are frame worthy and will be a conversation piece for years to come. At 13.5″ x 39″ the prints can sit as a centerpiece or an accent to anyone’s sports image collection. (Below is the panorama from last year’s championship penguins as the image to be used is still under discussion, so at this point we do not know which game it will be from.)

Next, own a rare and beautiful collector’s item, commemorating the storybook 2009-10 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks! This is the latest addition to  Wincraft’s nearly limitless line of premium felt pennants contains graphics of the Chicago Blackhawks logo, the 2010 Stanley Cup logo and the Stanley Cup itself over a black background, this is both a beauty for your wall, and a valuable collector’s item for years to come.


Sports Poster Warehouse will be stocking this oversized commemorative pennant  to celebrate the Blackhawks Stanley Cup victory. It features the team Championship photo and the 2010 Stanley Cup graphic.  Made of high quality felt, the pennant not only looks great, but are made to last. Measuring 17″ x 40″ this pennants are 33% larger than a standard sports pennant and look great on any wall.

This fantastic poster features a beautiful design, and seven of the superstars that combined talent, personality, and guts to lead the team to glory: the ultimate clutch performer from the early rounds, Dustin Byfuglien; fan-favorite center Dave Bolland; defensive superstar Duncan Keith; dynamic offensive sparkplug Patrick Sharp; OT game-winning goal scorer Patrick Kane; and the Conn Smythe trophy winner, “Captain Serious” Jonathan Toews.

The 2009/2010 Chicago Blackhawks are one of the all-time great teams. Stacked with young skilled players, they were one of the most dominant teams throughout the entire campaign. A collage of the post game 6 cup celebration captures the pure joy and emotions felt by the team. With images of the on ice celebration and team picture this is a must have for every true fan. (the image below is from 2009 Penguins victory and will be updated shortly.)

Patrick Kane was the only one who knew the Blackhawks had won the Stanley Cup for a few brief seconds. Once Kane hit the blueline his team and the rest of the world finally clued in, The series was over and the Blackhawks were champions once again. The shot that appeared to go straight through goalie Michael Leighton, was the early over time winner to bring the cup home. This spectacular print features an incredible action shot of the scene on the ice at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia at the conclusion of Game 6 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals, as Kane roars, teammates Andrew Ladd, Patrick Sharp and Nick Boynton realize what has happened, and the Flyers fans sit in stunned silence. This 16″ x 20″ photo is printed in breathtaking clarity on high-quality photographic stock from the original source, and complete with an official NHL Products hologram for authenticity.

Captains Serious (Jonathan Toews) finally lets loose and shows some much deserved emotion. After 98 games of being the backbone of the club, Toews finally has his cup. He is now the 2nd youngest captain to win the Stanley Cup and the image of him getting his first chance to hoist his trophy is capture in this 16″ x 20″, ultra high quality gloss photo file print is the prefect way to to remember this important moment in history.

After a 104 hard fought games it has finally happened. The moment that all hockey players hope to take part in, the championship team photo.  All the superstars of that sensational 6-game victory over the Philadelphia Flyers are here, with smiles a mile wide at the Wachovia Center in Philly on June 9, 2010 – coach Joel Quenville, Captain Jonathan Toews, winning-goal scorer Patrick Kane, Dustin Byfuglien, Marian Hossa, Patrick Sharp, David Bolland, Andrew Ladd, John Madden, Kris Versteeg, Ben Eager, Tomas Kopecky, Troy Brouwer, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, Brian Campbell, Nick Boynton, Brent s Sopel, Antti Niemi, and the rest. This is of the highest quality, printed on 16″ x 20″ photo stock, making it one for the ages.

Check out our full hockey collection at www.sportsposterwarehouse.com