Creative Ways to Use a Plaque As an Award

When you want to give an award and show your appreciation, it is imperative that you give something that will stand out and be memorable. Trophies come in all different varieties, but it is often harder with plaques, which many people think of as being a run-of-the-mill corporate offering with little distinction or excitement. At Spike’s Trophies, however, we have the most creative selection of awards, plaques, and trophies in PA. We can help make your plaques spectacular with some outside-the-box designs. Continue reading

Sixers Aiming to Complete the Process, Take Home Championship

The heartbreaking visual of Raptors F Kawhi Leonard’s improbable buzzer-beater may still be fresh in the minds of Philadelphians. The moment was yet another heartbreaking moment in a sports city that doesn’t seem to be able to catch a break. For the Philadelphia 76ers, however, this is ancient history as the team gets ready to run it back for the 2019-20 NBA season. With the season set to begin with a home standoff against the rival Boston Celtics on October 23rd, let’s take a look at what the Sixers have done this offseason and what effect that has had on their season outlook. Continue reading

Great Midseason Awards to Help Reward Your Team

Fall sports may just be starting up, but it’s never too early to show your team that you recognize all their hard work out on the field. With the most diverse selection of athletic awards in Philadelphia, Spike’s Trophies makes midseason awards easy. Of course, it’s all about finding the best rewards, so we provided some ideas that will make your team feel appreciated.

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Flyers Looking to Rebound from Disappointing 2018-19 Season

It seemed like last season, the only positive to come from the Philadelphia Flyers was the introduction of now-beloved mascot Gritty. Upon his introduction, many found him to be off-putting and terrifying to look at, but that was nothing compared to the actual play from the Orange and the Black. Now, with a new head coach and some new additions to the roster, the Flyers are looking to put that season behind them and make a return to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Add Prestige to Employee Recognition with Custom Engraved Items

The Employee of the Month and other types of workplace recognitions are a common and effective method of keeping morale up at the office across every industry. Not only do these awards display to your employees that their hard work is appreciated; they also provide an incentive for a friendly, spirited competition which encourage employees to put forth their highest caliber of work and produce initiatives to help the company prosper.

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A Look Ahead to the Eagles’ 2019 Season

With the NFL preseason now underway and the Philadelphia Eagles’ regular-season starting on September 8 with a 1:00 matchup against the Washington Redskins, now is an excellent time to look ahead to the upcoming season with all the excitement and anticipation you’d expect from Philadelphia’s leading supplier of trophies and plaques of all kinds. Here’s what we see in our crystal ball:

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3 Ways Custom Engraved Name Tags From Spike’s Will Benefit Your Business

nametagesIn a world that’s becoming increasingly impersonal and isolated, with people content to communicate only via email, text message or social media — and many times hiding behind pseudonyms or misleading profile pictures when they do — there’s one area where real face-to-face interaction still reigns supreme: business!

Spike’s Trophies understands business, because we’ve been in business for 90 years! Although we’ve continued to evolve along with technological advances and now reach customers nationwide via the internet, we still care about good old-fashioned values, like looking people in the eye and talking to them to find out what makes them tick.

Customers appreciate a personal approach. When they’re shopping for goods or services, they don’t want their only option to be dealing with a computer or a robot. Sometimes, it’s actually a lot easier and more pleasant to deal with humans! Continue reading

Time To Hit Reset: Can The Phillies Salvage the Season in the Second Half?

If you’re anything like us here at Spike’s Trophies, you were extremely relieved when Major League Baseball’s All-Star break rolled around. As you might already know, your favorite purveyor of exceptional custom engraved plaques, trophies, awards and more is headquartered in Philadelphia, home to maybe the most frustrating team in the majors right now.

The Phillies absolutely needed a break after what turned into an infuriating first half, which involved a seemingly endless losing streak and the loss of first place — even second place — in the National League East. As eternal optimists who love our team, we can’t help but think they’ll eventually rebound in the second half and be the team we expected them to be at the start of the season.

On that gloriously sold-out Opening Day at Citizens Bank Park, where hundreds, maybe thousands, of fans donned Bryce Harper jerseys, who would’ve thought that J.T. Realmuto would’ve been the only Phillies player repping our city at the All-Star Game in Cleveland? Continue reading

REGRETS: Sixers Fans Watch Raptors Win Their First NBA Title

All it took was one word, sent out to an audience of millions – maybe billions – around the globe on Twitter by Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid to sum up the feelings of Philly basketball fans regarding the past NBA season.

Indeed, it’s difficult not to imagine what might have been. The Toronto Raptors just claimed their franchise’s, and their country’s, first NBA title, and this is the same team the Sixers fell to in a riveting seven-game Eastern Conference semifinal series – on an insane buzzer-beating, friendy-rim shot by Kawhi Leonard in Game 7. Continue reading

In Appreciation of Participation Trophies

CaptureIf you’re involved in the world of youth sports, whether as a parent, an organizer, a coach, a member of the media or even an athlete, you’re likely to hear some negative chatter floating around the fields, courts, bleachers and concession stands. Some would argue that kids’ sports have changed for the worse in recent years, due to an increasing “me first” attitude and a general decline in commitment and work ethic.

Critics of youth sports also likely to bemoan what they call “participation trophy culture,” upset that leagues give every kid an award at the end of the season. According to them, trophies are only for winners.

At Spike’s Trophies, proud provider of first-class sports trophies for youth leagues in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and all over the country, we’re not about buying into negativity. We couldn’t disagree more that participation trophies are a bad thing. All trophies are fun – and let’s never forget, sports are supposed to be, too! Continue reading