The Top 10 New Sports Posters of 2012

Posted December 22, 2012 by Neil Flagg
Categories: Lists

It’s that time of the year – Top 10 time! Here is a review of our top 10 new posters of 2012.

11. All right, we couldn’t quite narrow it down to 10, so we’ll start with one that could have been left off the list, but holds a soft spot in our hearts:

Jeremy Lin “Broadway Hit” – Photofile 16×20

During that February-March period in the sports calendar we normally call the “ESPN Dead Zone”, a little-known third-string point guard emerged from the shadows to light Manhattan, and the NBA universe, on fire! Jeremy Lin spun that miraculous run with the Knicks into a $25 million contract with the Houston Rockets to become the face of that franchise. Lin Houston Rockets posters to come in 2013…

10. Another little cheat on the “Top 10” format here. We couldn’t make room for both of the world’s top soccer stars, so we combined them under one entry:

Cristiano Ronaldo “Superstar” Real Madrid Action Poster (2012/13)

Lionel Messi “Concentration” FC Barcelona Poster (2012/13)

These spectacular posters come from our exclusive North American distribution agreement with the official Real Madrid and Barcelona poster publisher. Flown in from Granada, Spain just in time for Christmas 2012!

9. Our final “cheat” – the two baseball stars for whom the word “phenom” hardly suffices:

Mike Trout “Stealing Third” – Photofile 16×20

Bryce Harper “Launch” – Costacos 2012

Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, who starred as rookies at ages 20 and 19, respectively, will be subject of many, many more posters in the years to come!

8. There are few institutions that represent good-old American values of intellectual, moral, and physical greatness better than Notre Dame – and in 2012, Notre Dame was back!

Notre Dame Football “A Celebration of 125 Years” Panoramic Print

On the way to a perfect season and their first chance at National Championship glory since 1988, Blakeway Worldwide Panoramas stopped in to South Bend, Indiana to take this spectacular rare night-game shot of the legendary stadium, during the mid-season victory over rival Michigan.

7. Now this one’s both historic, and cool!

“From Kentucky to the NBA” (5 Draft Picks) – Costacos 2012

The dominating 2012 Kentucky Wildcats, NCAA Men’s Basketball National Champions, sent no less than five of its stars to the NBA via the NBA Draft: Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Terrence Jones, Marquis Teague and Doron Lamb. This amazing poster flies each player to his rookie-year destination from Lexington, in time for opening night!

6. Celebrate, Giants fans – Eli and the boys did the impossible yet again, and knocked off Brady and “Hoodie” in the big game!

New York Giants “Celebration XLVI” Super Bowl Championship Commemorative Poster – Costacos 2012

This poster brings the Super Bowl XLVI champion New York Giants alive with amazing style, including shots of Eli Manning with the MVP trophy, and Mario Manningham making his ridiculous game-saving sideline grab.

5. The Panda, making history!

Pablo Sandoval 2012 World Series MVP Commemorative Poster (3-HR Game 1)

Credit for this amazing piece goes to our friend, photographer Brad Mangin (@BradMangin on Twitter), who was live in the photographer’s pit in San Francisco to capture all three moments-of-contact for Pablo Sandoval in his historic 3-HR Game 1 of the 2012 World Series.

4. You know you’re something when an entire nation knows you by five simple letters at the age of 22: RGIII!

Robert Griffin III “Arrival” Washington Redskins Rookie-Year Poster (2012)

Like Trout and Harper above, we’re quite certain that this phenom will be the subject of many, many more posters in the future. Combining humility, personality, and absolutely sick skills, Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins has a chance to become a transcendent national superstar, a Michael Jordan of football. Here’s hoping the folks at Costacos step up with some even better designs, and make him a lock for #1 in 2013!

3. More than 100 years of history, celebrating the world’s #1 sporting spectacle!

Summer Olympic Games 1896-2008 Officia IOCl Poster Collection Poster

For several years now, we have been the exclusive North American retailer of the IOC’s official Olympic poster reprints, but in conjunction with their 2012 London Olympic Games collection, Pyramid Posters released this amazing piece this year. A must for any Olympics fan and serious poster collector!

2.From the MMA fight of the year!

UFC 154 Official Fight Bill Poster (St-Pierre vs Condit, Montreal 11/17/2012)

From an otherwise ho-hum year in MMA came this barnburner of a fight in Montreal – when hometown favorite Georges St-Pierre came back from a long layoff to take down Carlos Condit and prove himself once again to be pound-for-pound the greatest fighter in the game! This poster has it all, too – spectacular golden hues, all the event details, and the perfect belt-to-belt face-off shot that screams intensity. We are pleased to be the UFC’s exclusive retailer in the poster specialty market, giving us access to the official posters that are otherwise only seen on bar and restaurant walls!

1. A work of high-flying hoops beauty!

Miami Heat ACTION STARS NBA Action Poster – LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade – Costacos Sports

The core of the dominating NBA Champion Miami Heat, each flushing down a slam, showing off the three styles of Heat uniforms, with awesome superhero-inspired graphics – this one truly has it all, one for the ages. If 2012 was the start of a new NBA dynasty, then this one will remain on fans’ walls for a long, long time.


Top 10 of 2012 – Coming Soon

Posted December 21, 2012 by Neil Flagg
Categories: Uncategorized

Stay tuned…

Boston Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup Champions Commemorative Posters

Posted June 28, 2011 by Neil Flagg
Categories: Championship Posters, New Poster Releases

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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.

2011 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships Poster Now Available

Posted May 31, 2011 by Neil Flagg
Categories: NCAA Sports Posters, New Poster Releases

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Congratulations, Virginia Cavaliers – 2011 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Champions! Congratulations, also, to the Denver Pioneers for making it to their first-ever Final Four; the Duke Blue Devils for making it once again to the elite weekend; and the Maryland Terrapins for reaching the finals for a rare home-field advantage at Baltimore’s MT&T Field. is proud to be the exclusive online retailer of the 2011 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships official poster! Limited quantity was made available to us by the publisher, so don’t miss your chance at adding this beauty to your wall and your collection.

2011 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships Official Poster

2011 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships Official Poster

Super Bowl XLV (Dallas 2011) Official Posters – In Stock Now!

Posted November 22, 2010 by Neil Flagg
Categories: New Poster Releases, Super Bowl Posters

For those of you who collect official Super Bowl posters, and those of you who are jacked-up about the big game coming to Dallas…they’re here! The Super Bowl XLV official posters and pennants are in-stock and ready to ship. Here’s the event poster – a very nice design this year, and unmistakeably Dallas!

Super Bowl XLV (Dallas 2011) Official Event Poster

Super Bowl XLV (Dallas 2011) Official Event Poster

Next, the annual “Super Tickets” poster, featuring 44 years of Super Bowl history:

Super Tickets XLV (Dallas 2011) Super Bowl History Poster

Super Tickets XLV (Dallas 2011) Super Bowl History Poster

Finally, these two amazing Premium Felt Pennants (the soft felt that can’t be creased):

Super Bowl XLV (Dallas 2011) "Skyline" Premium Collector's Pennant

Super Bowl XLV (Dallas 2011) "Skyline" Premium Collector's Pennant

Super Bowl XLV (Dallas 2011) "Stadium" Premium Felt Collector's Pennant

Super Bowl XLV (Dallas 2011) "Stadium" Premium Felt Collector's Pennant


San Francisco Giants 2010 World Series Champs Commemorative Posters

Posted November 6, 2010 by Neil Flagg
Categories: Championship Posters, New Poster Releases

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It was unbelievable, but true: more than 50 years after moving from New York to the Bay Area, the San Francisco Giants had never won a World Series Championship! Not with Willie Mays or Willie McCovey; Orlando Cepeda or Juan Marichal; Will Clark or Kevin Mitchell; Jeff Kent or Barry Bonds. But in 2010, after accumulating a great pitching staff, a rookie catcher, and a band of cast-offs at virtually every other position, San Fran finally did it. The first of the Giants Championship Commemorative posters are on their way to us from the publisher. From Costacos Sports, we present “Champions 2010” and “Celebration 2010”:

San Francisco Giants "Champions 2010" Commemorative Poster

San Francisco Giants "Champions 2010" Commemorative Poster

San Francisco Giants "Celebration 2010" Commemorative Poster

San Francisco Giants "Celebration 2010" Commemorative Poster

Very, very nice designs this year, featuring Buster Posey, Freddy Sanchez, Edgar Renteria, Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, Brian Wilson, Madison Bumgarner, Aubrey Huff, Juan Uribe, Pablo Sandoval, Cody Ross, Pat Burrell, Aaron Rowand, Andres Torres, and the rest. We look forward to receiving these in-stock and ready-to-ship by 11/14/2010. For more Giants posters, pennants, prints, and banners, click here to view our full San Francisco Giants Collection.



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

Posted August 6, 2010 by jfwhite83
Categories: Featured Players, Uncategorized

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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.