Walls of Fame (Hardcover)

The Unforgettable Sports Posters of the Costacos Brothers

By John and Tock Costacos, Chris Berman (Foreword by)

Weldon Owen, 9781681884042, 256pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2018

List Price: 50.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

“The poster made you cool,
You didn’t make the poster cool.”
–Charles Barkley, Basketball Hall of Famer
From Poster Boys: How the Costacos Brothers Built a Wall Art Empire


Rediscover your childhood sense of awe with the Costacos Brothers’ official collection of the iconic sports posters that adorned the bedrooms of a generation.

John and Tock Costacos share stories of the hard work, luck, giant prop baseball bats, wild animals, explosives, Ferraris, and semi-automatic weapons that forged an indelible bond between fans and their NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL idols.

With more than 100 posters and never-before-seen outtakes and concept art, Walls of Fame: The Unforgettable Sports Posters of the Costacos Brothers is an extraordinary look back at the golden age of sports heroes.

More than 100 posters are featured, including:

* Brian Bosworth: The Land of Boz (Seattle Seahawks)
* Michael Jordan: Space (Chicago Bulls)
* Jose Canseco & Mark McGwire: The Bash Brothers (Oakland A’s)
* Bo Jackson: Black & Blue (Los Angeles Raiders & Kansas City Royals)
* Aaron Judge: Judgement Time (New York Yankees)
* Magic Johnson & Wayne Gretzky: L.A. Story (L.A. Lakers & L.A. Kings)
* Roger Clemons: The Rocket (Boston Red Sox)
* Lawrence Taylor: The Terminator (New York Giants)
* Sergei Fedorov: From Russia with Love (Detroit Red Wings)
* Charles Barkley: Get Off My Backboard (Philadelphia 76ers)
* Jim McMahon & Walter Payton: Chicago Vice (Chicago Bears)
* Dave Winfield: Class (New York Yankees)
* Larry Bird: Legend (Boston Celtics)
* Troy Aikman: Strong Arm of the Law (Dallas Cowboys)
* Kirby Puckett: Wrecking Ball (Minnesota Twins)
* Dominique Wilkins: The Highlight Zone (Atlanta Hawks)
* Jerry Rice: Goldfingers (San Francisco 49ers)
* Ken Griffey Jr. & Ken Griffey Sr.: The Next Generation (Seattle Mariners & Cincinnati Reds)
* Shawn Kemp & Jeff Ament: Slam & Jam (Seattle SuperSonics & Pearl Jam)
* John Elway: The Rifleman (Denver Broncos)
* Kevin Mitchell: Batman (San Francisco Giants)
* Luc Robitaille: Cool Hand Luc (L.A. Kings)
* Shaquille O’Neal: Rim Shaker (Orlando Magic)
* Christian Okoye: Nigerian Nightmare (Kansas City Chiefs)
* Don Majkowski: Majik Man (Green Bay Packers)
* Kirk Gibson: Big Game Hunter (L.A. Dodgers)
* Patrick Ewing: Madison Square Guardian (New York Knicks)
* Reggie White: Minister of Defense (Philadelphia Eagles)
* Andre Dawson: The Hawk (Chicago Cubs)

. . . and more!


About the Author

JOHN AND TOCK COSTACOS were the principals of Costacos Brothers, Inc., whose sports posters sold more than 30 million copies. John lives in Seattle; Tock lives in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

CHRIS BERMAN is a six-time winner of the National Sportscaster of the Year award, and the iconic former co-host of ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown and NFL PrimeTime. He lives in Cheshire, Connecticut.