Media Release: Photo Contest by Sports Poster Warehouse Seeks the Ultimate “Sports Fan Wall”

Posted March 12, 2013 by az2013
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The Sports Poster Warehouse announces a “Share Your Fan Wall” photo contest, inviting sports fans to submit photos of their home sports shrines, poster walls and team memorabilia.


Toronto, ON, March 12, 2013 – The Sports Poster Warehouse  North America’s leading online retailer of sports posters and pennants, is inviting sports fans to show off their “fan walls”. Sports fans of all ages are invited to share photos of the rooms and walls where they display their prized sports posters, pennants, jerseys and other memorabilia from their favorite teams and athletes. The top photos will win spending sprees on
It might be a Chicago Bears bedroom, a Maple Leafs Man Cave, a games room celebrating LeBron James, or even a neighborhood pub wall devoted to Celtics fever. Whatever sports decor theme these avid fans choose, they can finally gain some recognition for their team pride and win gift cards of up to $200 in sport posters. is asking sports fans to come out of the "fan caves" and show off their flaunt their favorite sports posters and memorabilia. is asking sports fans to come out of the “fan caves” and show off their flaunt their favorite sports posters and memorabilia.

Contest entry is easy. Sports fans simply take a picture of their most prized fan wall — either at home, in their office, school classroom, even a bar or restaurant, and send it to Entrants can email their pics to, tweet their entry to @sportsposters  with the contest hashtag #ShareYourFanWall or post it on the company’s Facebook page. Parents are also welcome to submit pictures of kids and teens’ sports themed bedrooms, which are often covered with treasured sports posters and team swag. Any sport or athlete celebrated by fans is welcome, from NASCAR, to golf, to surfing, to rhythmic gymnastics.

Sports fans are already entering the ”Share Your Fan Wall” contest. Craig Van Guilder of St. Paul, MN, was among the first, showcasing the wall in his “mancave” basement room. An avid poster collector since his childhood, Van Guilder said his biggest problem is finding the sheer wall space to keep up with his collection.”Need a bigger house!” Van Guilder said of his poster pride. “I’ve always been a huge fan of baseball, football and hockey. Can’t go wrong with posters of some of the greats!” Van Guider’s wall features American football legend John Elway, baseball all-stars Cal Ripken and Jackie Robinson and hockey superstar Wayne Gretzky, to name a few.

MEDIA NOTE: Pics of Craig Van Guilder’s walls:

“The posters you choose say a lot about who you are and where your passions lie,” says President, Neil Flagg. “Real sports fans are fired up with team pride..and nostalgia! They want to see posters of the athletes and sports moments that they grew up with and that still inspire them. Personalizing a room with the teams and athletes you follow shows off your love of the game to anyone who comes over. ”
The “Share Your Fan Wall” photo contest will be available for entry throughout the month of March, 2013 and a winner will be selected by April 2, 2013. Complete details are available on the Sports Poster Warehouse blog.

The “Share Your Fan Wall” photo contest will be available for entry throughout the month of March, 2013 and a winner will be selected by April 2, 2013. Complete details are available on the SPW blog.

About The Sports Poster Warehouse

The Sports Poster Warehouse is the world’s #1 source for new, rare and vintage sports posters, with a catalogue covering more than 10,000 different posters, pennants and team flags.Launched in 1998, Sports Poster Warehouse is a sports, fitness and motivational poster and pennant leader. Featuring current and vintage styles of posters and pennants, Sports Poster Warehouse carries physical inventory of the vast majority of its online offerings, ensuring customers receive products in a timely manner. With headquarters in Toronto, Ontario, Sports Poster Warehouse also has a local commercial showroom. To see best-selling posters and to order online for rapid delivery across the USA, Canada and around the world, visit

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Enter Now! “Share Your Fan Wall” Contest – Over $200 in Prizes!

Posted March 5, 2013 by Neil Flagg
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wall-contestENTER NOW AND WIN!
Welcome, loyal customers, to our second “Share Your Fan Wall” contest! We want to make your walls famous, and we’re willing to pay for the privilege. Send us pictures of your sports poster-adorned walls, and earn your chance at these great prizes:

1st Prize – $100 spending spree at!

2nd Prize – $50 spending spree at!

3rd Prize – $25 spending spree at!

Plus: Three additional random giveaways for the rest of the field.

Here’s How to Enter – It’s Simple!

Step 1
Use your smartphone, camera, or tablet to take nice pictures of your best sports walls. They could be walls you have decorated at home; in your office; at your bar or restaurant; your recreational facility; your classroom; or anywhere else you have added sports to the decor.
Step 2
Send the best of your pictures to:, along with a brief description that will help us add context to your entry. You can also tweet your entry to us @sportsposters or post it on our Facebook page.
Step 3
Check out our Facebook page and Twitter. Like and follow us for regular contest updates, including pictures from the contenders, as the month of March rolls along.

On April 2, 2013, our panel of judges will choose the top three entries, and contact the winners! Please send in your pictures as soon as possible – don’t miss out at this valuable opportunity to WIN!

We’ve had some great entries already, check out the sports den from Craig Van Guilder, of South St. Paul, MN.

Entry 1
Entry 2
Entry 3

More contest entries here:

Share Your Fan Walls 2013 – Photo Contest Entries

O, Canada! Top 10 Canadian Sports Posters from

Posted February 11, 2013 by Neil Flagg
Categories: Lists, Uncategorized

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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! 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.


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.


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.

Decorating your Kids’ Bedroom Walls: Top 10 Ideas from Sports Poster Warehouse!

Posted February 6, 2013 by Neil Flagg
Categories: Lists, Uncategorized

When asked this week by an American home decorating blogger for some guidance on the best-selling posters for kids’ rooms, I thought: wow, now there’s an impossible task! With over 10,000 items in stock, and no way to tell which ones are bought specifically for kids’ rooms, we thought it best to write a top-10 list of what experience tells us are the best ideas for your kids’ sports-related theme. With a mix of subjectivity and objectivity, here’s your list of the Top 10 Ideas for Decorating your Kids’ Bedroom Walls:

10. Team Logo Posters – A simple, colorful, and effective way to fill up a lot of space, for a reasonable price, with little risk of the images going quickly “out of style”, is to go with official logo posters for your child’s hometown or favorite teams. Amazing value starting at just $10.95 each, with most NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, and NCAA teams in stock. (Direct links to posters seen in the graphic below: Lakers, Canadiens, Nationals, Tar Heels). For NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB, we also have the ever-popular “All Logos” posters, available in one of our most popular combo specials, the Pro Sports Universe Combo.


9. “Touring the Majors” Ballpark Map of America – Every young baseball fan dreams of the ultimate road trip – going coast-to-coast across the great land (and across the border to Toronto), enjoying the great national pastime in all the amazing parks they’ve only seen on TV. This amazing poster brings that dream alive with colorful illustrations and a playful spirit. A all-time best-seller!

8. Girl Power! – Our Women in Sport collection has over 190 unique and exciting items dedicated specifically to the female side of athletics. From the classic superstars of the ever-growing phenomenon of Women’s Soccer, to the popular stars of the US Women’s Softball Team,  to tennis heroes like Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki, to some classy vintage style, this is the best way to empower your young women and provide them with positive role modelling for their athletic careers.

7. NASCAR Auto Racing Banners – Everyone with little ones knows: little boys LOVE race cars! And little boys love watching the fast, colorful, edge-of-your-seat excitement of NASCAR races with their daddies. For a big, bold, colorful addition to your kids’ walls, consider a NASCAR 3’x5′ flag, which can easily be pinned to a wall indoors. Over 20 different drivers available, including favorites Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, and last year’s champion Brad Keselowski.

6. The “Sports Wisdom” Motivational Series – This amazing 11-poster series has it all: stylish colors, action-packed artwork, and profound positive messages that are sure to inspire your child to new heights! Pick one for their favorite sport, or order five to complete a fully-themed wall. Editions available for baseball, football, lacrosse, swimming, cycling, hockey, and more!

5. The Americana Collection – Sports and American culture go hand-in-hand – they share the same value system; that hard work combined with equal opportunity, and infused with a fighting spirit, can lead to success for all! Some of our most beloved and best-selling posters come from our Americana Collection, containing over 190 posters ranging from historical moments, to great Presidents, to beautiful city skylines, and patriotic-themed art.

4. “Dreams” and “Portrait of a Dunk” Basketball Posters – Two of our favorites for starry-eyed hoop dreamers who someday hope to soar with the greats in the NBA! These, and many other great posters, available in our Basketball Theme Art Collection:

3. All-American Baseball Stars – When it comes to your childrens’ role models, athletic prowess is not all there is to it. You want positive, upstanding character traits, too – like humility, compassion, self-control, teamwork, and consistent effort. These highly-recommended all-American baseball stars combine all of those traits, and more! The elder statesman of the group is Derek Jeter, the legendary shortstop of the New York Yankees who has gone 17 years in the major leagues without a whiff of scandal:

Derek Jeter RETRO SUPERCARD New York Yankees Poster Print – Photofile 16×20

Next, there’s the 2012 A.L. Rookie of the Year, Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels, who kept his mouth shut and let his talent do the talking as he dominated the American League at age 20:

Mike Trout STEALING THIRD (2012) L.A. Angels Premium Poster Print – Photofile 16×20

Back over to the National League, there’s the emerging superstar of the Atlanta Braves, Jason Heyward, who is already entering his fourth year in the big leagues at age 23 and is the favorite baseball son of the great Hank Aaron:

Jason Heyward SUPERSTAR Poster – Atlanta Braves Baseball – Costacos Sports

And finally, there’s the brash, bold, but right-minded Bryce Harper, who made a splash in 2012 at age 19 and may never look back on his way to the Hall of Fame:

Bryce Harper PHENOM Washington Senators Poster Print (2012) – Photofile 16×20

2. The Iconic Quarterback – like the All-American baseball star, the big-time NFL quarterback is an iconic symbol of the sporting world. The great ones are often the best role models in sports, combining God-given talent with the leadership abilities we all hope our children can emulate as they grow into positions of responsibility in their own lives. Today’s top QBs are household names around the world, and these men are known for their great personal character as well:

Colin Kaepernick DYNAMO San Francisco 49ers Premium Poster Print (2012)

Joe Flacco SUPER BOWL XLVII (2013) MVP Baltimore Ravens Commemorative Poster – Costacos

Robert Griffin III GO CATCH YOUR DREAM Washington Redskins Poster Print by Wishum Gregory

Peyton Manning MILE HIGH MONSTER Denver Broncos Poster – Costacos Sports 2012

Tim Tebow ADVERSITY Inspirational Motivational Poster – Trends International 2012

1. Wincraft Premium Felt Pennants – Kids’ rooms have been adorned with pennants of all kinds for more than a century now. In the past four years, this legendary decorative genre has undergone a renaissance, thanks to the Minnesota-based Wincraft Corp.’s amazing patented felt printing technology. With their ability to reproduce all manner of graphic details and sharp photographic images on traditional rollable soft felt that won’t bend, rip or fade, you now have access to over 1,300 dynamic, beautiful in-stock designs to choose from, starting at just $12.95 each. You can pick from favorite players, great moments, hometown teams, retro styles, and more. Below is a collage of several best-selling styles; you can browse the entire collection here in our Wincraft Premium Felt Pennants Collection.

pennants-collageWe hope this blog posting has been informative and entertaining! Feel free to contact us any time with questions at, or by phone at toll-free 1-888-650-3455 (local 416-696-8353).

Boston Celtics Posters – From Russell to Rondo, a Spectacular Collection

Posted January 27, 2013 by Neil Flagg
Categories: Featured Collections, Uncategorized

In the universe of basketball posters, there’s four things that really matter. There are trendy hot stars-of-the-moment; there is Michael Jordan; and there are two transcendent teams. To respect the sensitivities of New England hoops fans, we won’t mention the dreaded other franchise; today, we’re focusing only on the green machine – the NBA’s all-time most successful club, the Boston Celtics!

Boston-area sports fans are arguably the most loyal and passionate in the world, and poster publishers have always offered a generous selection of Celtics, Red Sox, Bruins and Patriots posters in their offerings. With over 60 different Celtics posters, prints, pennants and banners in-stock and ready to go, there’s something for the kids room or the man-cave; locker room or boardroom. We’ll focus on a few of our favorite choices; the full collection can be found here in our Boston Celtics Collection.

For any serious fan looking for a great combination of history, action, and style, you must consider “All-Time Greats”, the commemorative print seen here that includes a dozen of history’s greatest, along with all 17 championship seasons: Cousy, Russell, Hondo, Tiny, Bird, McHale, Parish, DJ, Ainge, Pierce, Rondo and Garnett.

Another great choice for the boardroom is one of our all-time best-selling exclusive basketball classics – “1967 Playoff Classic”, this legendary black-and-white beauty from the baseline at old Boston Garden. Wilt Chamberlain versus Bill Russell – just unbelievable!

Another great historic piece is this amazing extra-large premium felt pennant – “17-Time Champions”. This one can go anywhere – kids room, basement, office, or even as a gag gift for a Lakers fan you know (oops, we said the word…)! The quality of this made-in-USA premium item from Wincraft is astounding.

Boston Celtics 17-Time NBA Champions EXTRA-LARGE Premium Felt Pennant – Wincraft

Speaking of championships, this one must be seen in person to be believed. From Photofile’s “Photoramics” collection, this is a spectacular celebration of the 2008 NBA Champion Boston Celtics. Pierce, Allen, Garnett, Rondo, Cassell, House, Perkins, Davis, and the rest are all here, in stunning color and detail from original photographic sources.

If you just want to hang that magnificent lucky leprechaun logo, you have several choices. For the ultimate in simplicity and value, just grab one of these official NBA team logo posters from Costacos Sports. For a splash of retro style, check out this standard-sized premium felt pennant featuring the throwback style. For something really bold – REALLY BIG – you can order this massive three-foot-by-five-foot banner that can go on the wall, on a flagpole, or with you to the game to help you get on TV!

Boston Celtics NBA Basketball Premium Felt Collector’s Pennant – Wincraft Inc.

Finally, get up to speed with some new-school. Rajon Rondo is today’s most popular poster boy for the green-and-white, but we’ve also got you covered with KG and Paul Pierce. And as the months and years go by and new stars arrive…we’ll have you covered!

Super Bowl XLVII (New Orleans 2013) Official Posters – Shipped in Time for your Superbowl Party

Posted January 21, 2013 by Neil Flagg
Categories: Super Bowl Posters, Uncategorized

Act now to have the official posters on your wall in time for your Super Bowl party – all orders placed by Monday, January 28, 2013 are guaranteed for Super Bowl delivery!

After an amazing Playoff season, it’s come down to this – an amazing matchup between the legendary San Francisco 49ers, whose five Super Bowl championships rank second only to the Steelers, but whose squad is appearing in the big game for the first time in 18 years, and the hard-charging Baltimore Ravens and their retiring inspirational leader Ray Lewis. This one has it all – brothers coaching against each other, a young QB on the verge of iconic superstardom, an all-time hero looking to go out on top, dynamic wideouts, and tough-as-nails running backs…and we could go on!

First, the best deal, and the easiest way to please your guests in a non-partisan location: the official Super Bowl XLVII 4-poster party pack, featuring the official poster, “Super Tickets”, and action posters of the two competing teams.

(Note: we have similar 4-poster combos available for partisan gatherings: San Francisco 49ers Party Pack and Baltimore Ravens Party Pack.)

Next, we have a limited number of official pennants and banners in stock:

And our personal favorite – “Football Mardi Gras”, from world-famous pop artist Charles Fazzino.

For 49ers fans, this one is a must-have for your Super Bowl party wall:

San Francisco 49ers HISTORY OF VICTORY Poster – Five-Time Super Bowl Champions XVI, XIX, XXIII, XXI

For fans of either team, you’ll find lots of great selection of current star players, team logo items, stadium panoramas, and more, here in our San Francisco 49ers Collection, and here in our Baltimore Ravens Collection.

Sports Poster Warehouse News Release: Tim Tebow still among top-selling NFL players

Posted January 18, 2013 by Neil Flagg
Categories: Motivational Posters, New Poster Releases, News Releases

Tim Tebow still among top selling NFL players

Jets backup QB among the top 10 selling football player posters

Tim Tebow “Adversity” Poster (Copyright Tim Tebow/William Morris Agency)

Toronto, Ontario, January 21, 2013 – (SPW), a leading online poster and pennant destination, released its list of top 10 selling NFL players.  Continuing to rank among the best sellers is New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow. Despite not starting one NFL game in 2012, Tebow’s two personality-driven motivational posters, licensed through the William Morris agency, that have kept him ranked among the very best football sellers.

“The Tim Tebow phenomenon is bigger than the team he plays for, or how many starts he gets. His loyal fans love what he stands for. We anticipate that Tebow will continue to outsell most NFL players, including the quarterback he backs up, Mark Sanchez,” explains Neil Flagg, President of

Tebow poster sales ranks just behind the NFL’s top 5 hottest on-field players, including Adrian Peterson, Robert Griffin IIIColin Kaepernick, Arian Foster and J.J. Watt, and in the same grouping as Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning and Ray Lewis.

While SPW carries Tebow New York Jets action posters, it’s his inspirational-message posters, entitled Believe and Adversity, which continue to sell very strongly.

Conversely, the posters featuring Jets starting quarterback Mark Sanchez continue to be among the worst selling player posters.


Launched in 1998, (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 and is on Twitter @sportsposters.


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Media Relations

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