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May 26, 2009 4:00 PM

Top 10 Iconic Trophies

Ultimately, everyone plays sports for the same reason: The trophy.

From the days of Little League and youth hockey, when everyone received a figurine for their efforts – even if they didn’t play – to the Olympics and the gold medal, the ultimate reward for years of hard work and sacrifice, the trophy has always been the prize at the top of the mountain.

But not all trophies are created equal.  Over time, certain awards, be it a green jacket or a yellow jersey or a Stanley Cup, have come to represent more than just winning an event, and now symbolize their entire sport.  These are the Top 10 Iconic Trophies.

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