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    Vintage Sports Images – First Annual Sports Day Event

    Vintage Sports Images – First Annual Sports Day Event

    Think about it for a minute… who is the most difficult person in your life to buy for? I will bet that it’s your dad and that makes shopping for Father’s Day a bit of a challenge. I want to change all of that.


    Not only do I want you to find the perfect – and unique – gift for dear old Dad or Granddad, I also want you and your family to have fun doing it. You can even bring Dad along for the fun and let him pick out his own gift.


    This Saturday, June 3rd we are hosting our first annual Sports Day event, a pre-Father’s Day shopping extravaganza, at Vintage Sports Images in North Vancouver. There will be fabulous food from local establishments in the parking lot, a baseball hitting competition and tips from BC's Softball Team Gold Medalist Lauren Taylor in the store (yes, there’s a batting cage in here!), a Great Goalie Giveaway shooting competition (see if you can beat Ken Dryden), a Floorball+ hockey skills clinic from Greg Beaudin and Pavel Barber (in our parking lot), beautiful unique canvases, rare sports prizes and so much more.


    We are proud to be donating 10% of the proceeds from sales during this event to the Canadian Mental Health Association (North and West Vancouver).


    Gifts for Dad are now 10% off in-store, until Father’s Day… but you don’t have to tell him that. We have NHL images, NFL images, MLB images, NBA images, PGA images – we even have boxing images, signed NHL jerseys and many other sports memorabilia items available for sale.


    The Vintage Sports Images gallery is currently showing our full Father’s Day Collection, which includes a range of rare sports memorabilia that will make any sports fan giddy. We offer you (or Dad) the chance to own never-before-seen images of such greats as Jackie Robinson, Cal Ripken Jr., Ted Lindsay, Bart Starr, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson and Muhammad Ali. These rare prints are available for purchase as a canvas or framed prints, just in time to buy that special father figure in your life a present that will be enjoyed for many years.


    We have a ton of cool Leafs stuff – from a signed Dave Keon jersey and game-used pucks turned into bottle openers to small canvasses and wooden signs for under $100! We have a lot of Bobby Orr and Bruins memorabilia – signed jerseys and prints. We have great Habs stuff, including the great Ken Dryden and Guy Lafleur. We have the Red Wings with the great Steve Yzerman and Terry Sawchuck, the Chicago Blackhawks including “The Golden Jet” – Bobby Hull and Tony Esposito. Of course we have Gretzky and Messier and the Oilers. We have a Canucks game-used stick bottle opener and a Bure signed jersey. Check out our Flyers prints of Bobby Clarke and Eric Lindros. We have a Minnesota North Stars image starring the great Gump Worsley – who has his own fanbase!


    We have a great goalie collection (Ken Dryden, Gary Smith, Glen Hall, Tony O, Gumper, Parent, Sawchuck…).


    We are also featuring the New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, Pittsburg Steelers and San Francisco 49ers.


    We have prints of baseball greats Ted Williams and Mickey Mantle. We have memorabilia from the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. Is anyone a Jays and Mariners fan? We have prints and memorabilia such as cufflinks, watches, bat bottle openers and classic wooden signs. And we can’t forget about the Cubs, SF Giants, Brooklyn Dodgers, Cardinals, Expos, Tigers, Orioles and Indians – yes we have stuff from them too.


    We hope to see you here for the event June 3rd 2017. We’re going to have a blast!


    For event updates and schedules, or to share the event with friends, check out our Facebook event page.

    A Major Week for Major League Baseball

     

     

    Last week was a busy week in the world of baseball history. First off, Hank Aaron was named number three on MLB’s list of the top ten most iconic home runs in Major League history. For a while, Babe Ruth was the king of baseball, no doubt about it! If there was a record for home runs, chances are The Babe had it in the bag. Then along comes Hammerin’ Hank Aaron on April 8, 1974, in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers to hit his 715th home run, beating The Babe’s record and becoming the new home run champion!

    Next up, we have the 50th anniversary of the St. Louis Cardinals 1967 World Series win against the Boston Red Sox. To commemorate the occasion, the Cardinals capped the pregame ceremony with a first pitch from Bob Gibson to Tim McCarver. In 1967, Gibson was a very key player in the Cardinals World Series win. After having been off with a broken leg just months prior, Gibson would start and win game seven against the Boston Red Sox.

     

     

    And to top off a spectacular week, we have Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who hit a first-pitch sinker down the third baseline against the White Sox at Angel Stadium. The hit increased his career RBI total to 1,846, breaking his tie with legend Carl Yastrzemski and giving Pujols possession of 11th place on the all-time RBI list.

    Who wouldn’t want to remember these moments for decades to come? And with our amazing Hank Aaron, Bob Gibson and Carl Yastrzemski canvas prints in store, you can easily give Dad (or yourself) a piece of sports history. Come on down to our Vintage Sports Images showroom and receive 10% off these prints for Father’s Day or browse the rest of our awesome Father’s Day Collection and give Dad the gift of a moment in history.

    If you think you can throw like Gibson or hit like Aaron or Yaz, then come to our store at 1089 Marine Drive in North Vancouver on June 3rd. From 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. we will be holding a competition to win a baseball print.

     

    The Vintage Look

    The Vintage Look

    I am super happy with these samples that my friend, Kindrey Kaufman, brought over recently. She took prints of a couple of our Vintage Sports Images sports pictures and transferred them onto thick wood and then sanded them around the edges to give them a vintage look!

    These are 8” x 8” black and white samples of NHL hockey legend Gordie Howe and baseball greats Babe Ruth and Shoeless Joe Jackson. They are perfect for small spaces in the home or office.

    I especially like what she did with old newspaper clippings on the Babe and Shoeless Joe shot!

    They will be available in larger sizes too and you can custom order. Next up, we will try this on thick plaster. We are thinking outside the box and having fun! These will be in addition to our regular canvas and archival paper prints.