What are Trim Trophies?
Trim trophies are a really nice, higher level of trophy. They are great for events that have a definite placement, like 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Or they are perfect when you have the same type of trophy that is awarded year after year, but you want the trophies to be different each year, you can add a trim piece that shows they year.
Trim trophies are trophies that feature 2 figurines, one that is normal sized and one that is smaller and complimentary, known as the trim piece. The trim piece is typically the place for the trophy, either 1st, 2nd, or 3rd, or it is the year the trophy was handed out.
The trim trophy consists of a trophy base, either solid marble or plastic that is wider than deep and has 2 holes through it. One hole, typically the one on the left, is used to mount the trophy theme, like the sport or a cup. The main figurine can be mounted on a column that is attached to the base, or it can be on a cup that may have a column or stand alone without a column. The column may also be used with a riser for extra flair, too. You can see examples of each in the pictures below.
The trim piece is almost always a smaller figurine that compliments rather than competes with the main trophy figurine. It can be an item that is the same general theme, such as a small horseshoe for equestrian trophies, or a small baseball for baseball trophies. It can also be the place of the trophy, either a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place figurine to denote the place of the trophy. It can also be the year that the trophy or award was earned and awarded.