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Top 15 Sports Trophies

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Trophies are awarded to only the best, which makes receiving them a remarkable honor. Today, I take a look at the top 15 sports trophies based on relevance, awesomeness and prestige.

Note: This list does not include jackets or belts.

15. Maurice Podoloff Trophy

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15. Maurice Podoloff Trophy

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Also known as the NBA's MVP award, the Maurice Podoloff trophy has been granted to the most outstanding player of the regular season since 1996. Kevin Durant is the most recent recipient of the bronzed prize.

14. WNBA Championship Trophy

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14. WNBA Championship Trophy

WNBA Championship Trophy
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The WNBA's championship trophy might not be the flashiest, but the women who kick butt in the Finals are well deserving of it.

13. Borg-Warner Trophy

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13. Borg-Warner Trophy

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This monster of a trophy is presented to the winner of the Indianapolis 500. Shockingly, the victor is not permitted to take the trophy home. Instead, the winner receives a "Baby Borg" that stands at a measly 18 inches tall.

12. Claret Jug

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12. Claret Jug

Rory McIlroy
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Awarded since 1872, the Claret Jug is given to the winner of The Open Championship (better known as the British Open). The original Claret Jug is on permanent display at the Royal And Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews located in St. Andrews, Fife.

11. Gold Glove/Silver Slugger Awards

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11. Gold Glove/Silver Slugger Awards

Gold Glove and Silver Slugger
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The Gold Glove and Silver Slugger trophies are two of the neatest pieces of hardware on this list. The "Rawlings" Gold Glove is given to players in MLB who have displayed the most excellent fielding performance at each fielding position. The Silver Slugger is awarded to — you guessed it — the best offensive players at each position.

10. The Premier League Trophy

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10. The Premier League Trophy

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This sterling silver trophy is awarded to the champions of the Premier League. The trophy is decorated with ribbons associated with the victorious team's colors, which helps it stand out from other awards.

9. The Wanamaker Trophy

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9. The Wanamaker Trophy

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If you receive the Wanamaker Trophy — congratulations! Not only do you have a cool trophy to show off to your friends and family, but you are now \$10 million richer. These are just two perks of winning the (U.S.) PGA Championship.

8. Silver Gilt Cup and Venus Rosewater Dish

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8. Silver Gilt Cup and Venus Rosewater Dish

Silver Gilt Cup and Venus Rosewater Dish
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If tennis isn't your thing, then you probably have no idea what a Silver Gilt Cup or Venus Dish is. Let me educate you. The Silver Gilt Cup is granted to the Gentlemen's Singles champion, and the Venus Dish is given to the Ladies' Singles champion at Wimbledon. Wimbledon is considered to be the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world.

7. Commissioner's Trophy

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7. Commissioner's Trophy

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This enthralling trophy is made of sterling silver and features 30 gold-plated flags that represent each MLB team. The trophy has seen several different variations since its debut in 1967.

6. Larry O'Brien Trophy

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6. Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy

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The Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy is bestowed upon the winners of the NBA Finals. This trophy is not only coveted, but awesome as it is designed to look like a basketball tilting into a net.

5. Vince Lombardi Trophy

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5. Vince Lombardi Trophy

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If you ever question the importance of this trophy, just remember that people devote an entire day drinking and eating junk food while they wait to see who wins it.

4. FIFA World Cup Trophy

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4. FIFA World Cup Trophy

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The only reason the FIFA World Cup Trophy is ahead of the Vince Lombardi Trophy is because football (or soccer) is more widely recognized and loved than American football. Also, the FIFA World Cup trophy is made of 18k gold, which makes it worth around \$249,979.

3. Heisman Trophy

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3. Heisman Trophy

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The Heisman Trophy is special because it is awarded to the most outstanding college football player in the United States. There is no doubt that every single recipient of this award worked through a fair amount of blood, sweat and tears to obtain it.

2. Olympic Gold Medal

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2. Olympic Gold Medal

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I decided not to include jackets and belts because they aren't necessarily "trophies" per se. You could have that same argument about the Olympic gold medal, but I could not leave it off the list. Earning an Olympic gold medal is a huge achievement and one of the most distinguished honors.

1. The Stanley Cup

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1. The Stanley Cup

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The Stanley Cup is the most magnificent prize a champion could receive. It is loved, yearned for, and its history is cherished.