Trophies were once rare possessions — sterling silver or gold prized cups used for only earned special occasions. During the 1960s, trophies began to be mass-produced by the millions. They were advertised in catalogs to coaches, teachers, and sold in sporting-goods stores. It is appraised today that “trophy and award sales are now an estimated $3 billion-a-year industry in the United States and Canada” (Merryman). Not only are trophy sales extremely high but youth association’s also hand them out like crazy. “In Southern California, a regional branch of the American Youth Soccer Organization han...
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