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

Two-Month Checkup: A Look at the Phillies’ Start to the 2019 Season

We’re big baseball fans here at Spike’s Trophies, and while we’re busy pumping out amazing sports trophies for sports in New Jersey, Philadelphia and across the nation, we’re also closely following our hometown Phillies (who are also one of our clients!)

As we write this, the second month of the Major League Baseball season is winding down and we finally can hope for a nice, long stretch of good baseball weather in Philadelphia. If you haven’t been down to “The Bank” yet for a game, now would be the time to start shopping for tickets to see a team that, as expected, is the class of the National League East. Continue reading

Pomp and Circumstance…and Trophies: Spike’s Celebrates Scholastic Awards Season

spikesplaqueAlthough we’re probably best known for our first-rate sports trophies throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania and across the country, we pride ourselves in our well-roundedness. Like a student balancing academics and a full slate of activities, striving for excellence in many different arenas, Spike’s has positioned itself at the “head of the class” in the custom awards industry by crafting a wide variety of one-of-a-kind awards, suitable for any special occasion.

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Ranking The 5 Best Trophies in Professional Sports

Here at Spike’s Trophies, we celebrate all types of awards, and we’re proud to produce eye-catching trophies and custom engraved plaques that our customers, from regular weekend warriors to multi-million-dollar sports franchises, find fit for display in their homes, stadiums, and Halls of Fame across the country.

We’re also huge sports fans – as you know, if you’ve seen our epic “City of Champions” mural capturing Philadelphia’s rich history as one of the most intense, passionate sports cities on the planet. Continue reading

Spike’s In the News: Awards & Personalization Association Chooses us for Insights Magazine feature!

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Everyone who’s anyone in the awards and personalization industry knows Insights Magazine, the official voice of our national trade organization, the Awards & Personalization Association. For more than 50 years, the association has served as an invaluable source of education and information for businesses in the industry, a unifying force for business owners, and a passionate advocate for companies like us. Continue reading

Spring Fever in Philadelphia: Can The Phillies Go All the Way?

We can’t help it. At Spike’s Trophies, we’re already dreaming about making custom engraved plaques for Phillies fans at the end of October to commemorate a World Series championship. Side note: remember us if it gets to that point. We can come up with a beautiful display-worthy design to preserve your favorite memories, including framing game programs, tickets, and photos. Continue reading

The Importance of Plaques

plaqueWhat’s on your walls?
Framed family photos? Posters from your favorite movies? Floating shelves covered with knick knacks?

You display things in your home because you want to keep track of the memorable moments in your life. Yes, sometimes you want to boast about accomplishments, but why shouldn’t you? You only live once, and it’s important to celebrate everything that makes life good.

At Spike’s Trophies, that’s what we’re all about. Our custom engraved plaques are absolutely perfect ways to preserve your treasured memories and notable accolades. They also make the perfect gift for someone who’s made a positive impact on you, or on the world. A plaque can be a declaration of success, a keepsake honoring a milestone, a “thank you” to a mentor, or anything you want it to be. Continue reading

Introducing The New Big Four: Sixers and Elton Brand Going All In

The February 7th NBA Trade Deadline is a day on the calendar every professional basketball fan marks down. The weeks, days, and even hours leading up to the trade deadline could see any player traded, even if he’s playing in a game!

In one of our most recent blogs, we talked about our hometown 76ers acquiring Jimmy Butler in a mid-season trade. Well, a lot has transpired since that post. Now, the Sixers are set to unleash a new Big Four on the court and begin to make a championship push thanks to this recent blockbuster trade! Learn more about the deal below! Continue reading

The Start of Spring Training Means, Time for Softball Trophies!

softballtrophyPlayers are reporting to Major League baseball camps throughout the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues, and when it’s Spring Training time in the City of Brotherly Love, we at Spike’s Trophies don’t just get excited about our hometown Phillies and what they’re going to look like in the new season. For the record, we do get excited about our Phillies, even if they were under .500 and finished in the middle of the division standings the year before. But as it relates to you and what you mean to our business, selling awesome trophies and crystal awards in Philadelphia, springtime makes us excited about…rec-league softball! Continue reading