1. Stanley Cup
The winner of the playoffs in the National Hockey League, the Stanley Cup is probably the most recognizable trophy in North American sports. Named after Lord Stanley of Preston, who donated the cup in 1892, the cup was initially made in Sheffield, England by London silversmith G.R. Collis and Company.
2. Vice Lombardy Trophy
Given to the winner of the National Football League’s Super Bowl, the Vince Lombardi Trophy is handcrafted every year by Tiffany & Co. and is valued at $25,000. Initially named the World Championship Game Trophy, it was renamed in 1970 to honor legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi, who won the first two Super Bowls.
3. World Series Trophy
The World Series Trophy is given to the winning team in Major League Baseball’s World Series. Today’s trophy has thirty different flags, representing each team in the league. Technically known as the Commissioner’s Trophy, the 24 inch tall, 11 inch round trophy is created every year for each new champion. The first trophy was awarded in 1967 to the St. Louis Cardinals after beating the Boston Red Sox in the World Series.
4. Larry O’Brian NBA Championship Trophy
Awarded to the winner of the National Basketball Association finals, the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy is roughly sixteen pounds and made of sterling silver and vermeil, with a 24 karat gold overlay. At roughly two feet tall, it is designed to look like a basketball about to fall into the basket. The trophy was created in 1977 and named after former NBA commissioner Larry O’Brien in 1984.