Monthly Archives: October 2017

Shedding Light on Famous Awards: The Country Music Association Awards

At Spike’s Trophies, we literally go gaga over glass awards and trophies, whether headed to mantles in New Jersey or Pennsylvania. As lovers of awards and award ceremonies, we are eagerly awaiting this year’s 51st Annual Country Music Association Awards. Airing the 8th of November, they’ll unite the country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. As far as events go, the CMAs are some of the most spectacular. Since 1958, they’ve been shining a light on the best of country music.

The Superstars

Who hasn’t heard of Brad Paisley or Carrie Underwood, right? Brad returns to the CMAs for his 10th consecutive year on the stage as co-host of the ceremony. Beyond being a host of legend, Brad Paisley’s also an accomplished vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, filmmaker, and a comedian to boot!  As of today, Brad has earned himself 24 #1 tracks in the country music genre. In 2017 he released his latest and 11th studio album, LOVE AND WAR—one that will likely garner awards of its own.

The American Idol superstar herself, Carrie Underwood is also making her 10th appearance on the CMAs as co-host. Dating back to her performance of “Jesus, Take the Wheel” back in 2005, she’s been a sensation in everything she’s done. Alongside Brad Paisley, she’ll be one amazing host this year, without a doubt. Carrie herself has been awarded six CMAs, such as the CMA Horizon Award, the CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, and CMA’s Single of the Year.

The Gorgeous Trophies!

Honestly, who’d watch the CMAs if it weren’t for the rich walnut and sturdy marble trophies? We appreciate custom awards here in PA and the CMA Award trophy—conceived in ‘67—is no exception. A brass musical note adorns the front of the award, signifying style, strength, durability, and warmth. Because of the limited supply of walnut, its crafters transitioned to a crystal material in 1983. The trophy you see beaming on screen is assembled from a truly artisanal, hand-blown Florentine crystal. Spike’s Trophies can detect craftsmanship from a television or smartphone away.

As you’re celebrating the Country Music Association Awards this year, we invite you to take a gander at our selection of awards, trophies, and plaques. A little commemoration can make a superstar out of anyone!

Some of the Most Infamous Trophies in Sports Brought to You by Spike’s Trophies

If sports are about competition, then trophies are about commemoration, and reward. At Spike’s Trophies, just a state away from New Jersey, we value the athletic trophy that goes to your kids, as much as the professionals. We absolutely love everything about the design and look of them. In the eye of the beholder, there’s plenty of artistry and craftsmanship to appreciate.

In honor of all the golf, basketball, and baseball trophies we’ve collected and customized in PA, we wanted to revisit some of the most infamous in the industry.

The Crowned Champion

When you’re so talented at baseball that you’re winning the triple crown, perhaps a crown is in fact in order. Miguel Cabrera was awarded a golden, baseball-topped MLB crown back in 2012.

A Most Unfortunate Cup

You soccer fans out there have probably caught sight of the awkward golden globe that is the trophy of the FIFA World Cup. What irks us and any award connoisseur the most is that it is not a cup by any stretch of the imagination. Aside from that, it isn’t all that big as far as awards for worldwide championships go.

The Award for Most Literal

We pester the MLB again, remembering the real gold baseball glove and silver bat that they award to their most offensive and defensive player of the year. We wonder if anyone’s ever felt like playing a game of baseball with them.

Commissioner’s Paperweight

Call it what you will, but the winners of the MLB World Series certainly take home a strange one. As it so happens, the Commissioner’s Trophy is one of four major sports awards which does not commemorate a famous figure. A ring of flags almost resembles gigantic birthday candles.

A Single Most Fabulous Trophy

Women’s trophies deserve as much praise and highlight as any others. The golden plate of Wimbledon’s women’s singles trophy can only be compared to something regal, surpassing its male counterpart by a long shot. Side by side, they form one of the best pairs of trophies we’ve ever seen.

We hope you also appreciate the diversity and infamy of sports trophies. If you want to add an awesome and infamous trophy to your own personal collection, feel free to give us a call at Spike’s Trophies.