Decorate Your Den or TV Room with Amazing Photos
Do you have a den or game room where you enjoy watching your favorite sporting events with friends? Why not decorate it with framed sports posters? You can choose to use posters depicting only your favorite sport or your favorite team. On the other hand, you could decorate the room with posters depicting a variety of sports and teams, even combining professional sports with memorabilia from the Olympics or various college teams. Whichever way you decide to go, you have many options for purchasing posters, both framed and unframed. Listed below are a few sites and price ranges that will help you get started. Remember that these prices, and the selection of available posters, will change frequently. The prices are listed here just to give you an idea of what you might expect to pay.
(This famous photo of Michael Jordan dunking the ball is courtesy of www.Amazon.com)
Photographs from Amazon.com
One of the best known sites for buying sports memorabilia of any kind is Amazon.com. In fact, the photo shown below is one example of hundreds of choices they have available, including some that are unframed as well as those that are framed. You can also choose between photographs that have been signed, as well as those that are unsigned. Many fabulous unsigned and unframed poster size photos are available for under $10.
If you are interested in viewing all the selections that are available, use this direct link to the sports posters available on Amazon.com. You'll be able to find the photograph shown above as well as hundreds of other choices.
If you want to do some comparison shopping, you may also want to check out some of the sites shown below.
SportsPosterWarehouse.com sells posters of athletes in many different sports including baseball, football, basketball, hockey, NCAA, NASCAR, soccer, golf, running, cycling, surfing, winter sports, water sports, tennis and others. In some of those categories, they have over a thousand different posters to choose from. In others, such as tennis and swimming, they have fewer than 100. However, they have one of the best selections I have seen on the internet. You can run through a selection of NFL football posters for all the professional teams, or look at super bowl posters, college posters, stadium posters and much more. For example, a Super Bowl XLV (Dallas 2011) Official Event Poster can be purchased at this site for under $20. Some other posters are available for as little as $10. If you prefer golf posters, they have many to choose from for less than $20, including some of Tiger Woods. Although none of the posters that I saw on this site were autographed, they had a large selection of posters and photographs available.
Autographed Posters from SteinerSports.com
Sports memorabilia of all kinds can vary dramatically in price. For example, from SteinerSports.com you can purchase a Nolan Ryan autographed Kings of Baseball Poster for around $250, and a Darryl Strawberry faux painting poster for around $100. However, a Mariano Rivera autographed Bill Lopa Lithograph that is signed by Lopa retails for about $1500. Prices depend not only on the athlete who is shown in the photo, but also by how many of the posters or lithographs are available.
8x10 Photographs from SteinerSports.com
Although not technically posters, there are some interesting sports photographs that you can buy from the various websites. One example is an autographed photo that was taken by a camera attached to the backboard at a basketball game. This particular photo is of Wilson Chandler and sells for around $30. SteinerSports.com has others to choose from, as well.
Other Sellers of Sports Posters
You may also find the sports posters you want at a variety of other websites, including myteamprints.com, allposters.com, and cvtreasures.com. Because they do not have an unlimited number of available posters, especially not autographed ones, you will find that the price and selection changes from time to time. Shop around and check out the ads on eBay and Craig's List. However, the disadvantage of buying from some private individuals is that the autographs may not have been authenticated by an expert.
If you are looking for sports posters or photographs from your favorite local team, you may discover that sports posters can also sometimes be purchased at your local sporting goods store. You should look at the gift shops when you attend sporting events at the arena or field where your favorite team plays. If it is the off-season, call the corporate headquarters for the team and see if they have a shop, catalogue or website where you can purchase memorabilia for your favorite teams. Many sports franchises will assist you in locating the sports memorabilia that interests you.
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