As you may remember, I lobbied hard for the Sabres to produce a line of replica banners commemorating both their retired numbers and championship seasons. They listened and both lines can be found at the Sabres Store at this moment.
While I knew that Dominik Hasek’s banner was the only guarantee this past winter, I took matters into my own hands as it pertained to the rest of Buffalo’s retired numbers. I contacted Thomas Lutz of Primetime Banners on Etsy regarding a custom set of banners.
After some preliminary talks and design plans, Thomas produced a full set of retired number banners along with a French Connection banner to hang above Robert, Martin and Perreault’s banners in my basement.
Just last night I repositioned and rehung the banners with a rod along the back to ensure a bit more rigidity for the entire collection. That made me realize I hadn’t followed up on this group of banners and I wanted to share how they turned out. They’re bigger in size than the versions offered at the arena but they also highlight the work Tom is capable of pulling off.
He can make anything you want. He just recently said he was working on a set of Buffalo Bandits banners for a customer and I’m certain that he could cook up any player or team banner you would want adorning the walls of your man cave or office.
You can reach Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or through his Etsy shop. Forgive the picture quality. The lighting in my basement is less than ideal.