Posted tagged ‘Sport Posters’

“It really ties the room together.” – The Richard Nixon Bowling Poster

January 7, 2008

Surprising things can happen when you run a business, and we are no exception to this rule here at Sports Poster Warehouse. When we purchased a small run of this bowling poster some five years ago, we kind of underestimated its potential. Why? Because this particular poster features Richard Nixon bowling.

Sure, you could argue that we’re stretching the idea of “Sports Posters” with this one, but to quote Homer Simpson “If Horse Racing is the sport of kings, then surely Bowling is a… very good sport also”. Plus, rumor has it that Richard Nixon once claimed to have bowled a perfect game, and honestly, if you can’t trust Richard Nixon, who can you trust?

This striking image of Nixons bowling form was popularized in the cult Coen brothers classic, The Big Lebowski.  Sitting above El Duderinos (I’m not into the brevity thing) bar, Richard Nixon bowling was the perfect compliment to the perfect rug.

Nixon was quite an avid bowler, and the lanes that Dick used to frequent were found within the White House itself. The White House museum believes that this image was taken in 1970 in the two-lanes that were later moved to the Old Executive Office Building.

Bowling lanes within walking distance of the Oval Office date back to ’54, when President Truman was presented with one as a gift. As the story goes, Truman didn’t really care for bowling, but allowed his staff to start a league. Nixon decided to build his own lanes in the 70s, and at a cost of $41,000 lanes were built in an underground workspace. This was kept quiet and it is claimed that friends of the Nixon family footed the bill.

The good people that manufacture Richard Nixon Bowling have recently shipped us an updated version of this popular poster – Dick remains the same however he is now printed on a heavier stock paper, giving the image a much finer finish.

Still our highest selling item by far, Richard Nixon Bowling is the perfect gift for anyone who is into bowling, driving around and the occasional acid flashback – purchase yours today!

Boston, Boston, Boston

January 4, 2008

All week we’ve been writing about how good it must be to be a sports fan in the Boston area; the Celtics are no exception to Bostons success.  In light of this, we’ve been able to get our hands on some brand-spanking new Celtics stock.

“Official Logo”

Surely the Celtics are playoff bound.  Could there be a better way to acknowledge this than with this simple, elegant design, featuring one of the most beloved mascots in sports.  This is the perfect for the wall of any Celtics fan, young or old.

official logo

“Celtics Star”

Welcome to Beantown Kevin Garnett.  A big acquisition for the Celtics, the former MVP, ten-time all-star was acquired from the now-struggling Timberwolves in a trade involving Ryan Gomes, Gerald Green, Al Jefferson, Theo Ratliff, Sebastian Telfair, and a 2009 first round draft-pick.

You don’t need us to tell you how well Garnett is settling into a green and white uniform, leading the team in both blocks and steals – this is his first Celtics poster, and hopefully just one of many more to come!


“Celtics Action”

Just how good was the off-season for the Celtics?  In addition to Garnett they also managed to pick up Ray Allen from the Sonics.  Allen was picked up in June in a multi-player exchange also involving Jeff Green, Delonte West, Wally Szczerbiak, and Jeff Green.

If you’re a fan of the Celtics, Allen or just Spike Lee movies – this is the perfect addition to any wall.


Surely one of the most feared trios in the NBA.  Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett together again, combined with Celtic veteran Paul Pierce.  Together they have averaged 59.5 Points Per Game and have led the Celtics to a 7 game winning streak and a NBA high 27-3 record.

Get in while you can, with the Celtics performance thus far – surely we won’t have these in stock for long!