Winning is good but it’s even better when the prize is a vintage bronze sports trophy. They just don’t make them like they used to. Hand sculpted in bronze these action figures represent the best in sports. That’s because each trophy went to the most valuable player of the game. Football, soccer, track and bowling. Sorry no basketball or baseball but these trophies went to well deserving players. I’m sure they were proudly displayed on the mantel in the living room or the bedroom desk of each recipient. But now they make a great collection of vintage artifacts. And each tells a story of hard work, sweat and dedication.
Vintage Bronze Sports Trophy
Some small historical facts about sports and their origin. A football was first mentioned in 1486 in Juliana Berners’ book St. Albans. She wrote that a football is a round instrument to play with using your foot. A pair of football boots was first ordered in 1526 by King Henry VIII. The first reference to goals was in the late 16th century by Richard Carew about an outdoor game played in Cornwall of the United Kingdom. He described how the goals were made using two bushes in the ground ten feet apart. He also described goalkeepers and passing the ball between players. The first reference to scoring a goal was in John Day’s play The Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green in 1659. It was called Camp Ball which was a more physical version of what we know football to be today. So sports have been around for a long time and so will these vintage trophies. Play ball!