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A legendary athlete’s legacy is an accumulation of awards, numbers, victories, honors, and unforgettable moments. The Legacy Collection commemorates and celebrates many of the defining achievements in a player’s legendary career.
Before the internet and the proliferation of digital photography and design, there was the Costacos poster. Hanging on the walls of millions, these iconic images represented a new genre of sports art in the 1980s and ‘90s. Capturing the personality of each player, the posters have stood the test of time as defining images of the athletes they feature. As Charles Barkley put it, “The poster made you cool, you didn’t make the poster cool.” In the Neon Edition, each Costacos Classic has been digitally re-mastered with neon lights as an homage to the marquee nature of each player’s career. In addition, the collection frames each poster in a unique environment as a nod to the original Costacos poster shoots when props, fog, extras, and creativity were used to define a fantasy setting.
Each piece in the Heroes Collection represents something uniquely memorable from a player’s career.
THE HANDS OF THE GODS:
A quarterback's grip on the football is as unique as his fingerprint. The “HANDS OF THE GODS” collection comes from an idea John Costacos had more than 30 years ago after shooting the Jerry Rice Goldfingers poster in which Jerry’s hands were painted gold. Costacos tells the story: “His hands looked so cool in gold that we actually thought about shooting a second poster of just Jerry’s gold hands holding a football, but we never got it done. When I recently looked through the archives and saw Jerry’s photos again, a light went on in my head. I thought, ‘We gotta get the guys’ handprints on some footballs!’”
John getting hand prints of all the athletes.