Sport: Stanley Cup: Apr. 16, 1934

The Stanley Cup is one of the strangest sporting trophies in the world. It was originally put up by England's Lord Stanley in 1893 for the amateur hockey championship of Canada. Since 1908 it has been emblematic of the world's professional championship. It cost $50. It looks like an ashtray on an obelisk. The cup itself, battered by travel and rough usage, long ago became too small to hold the names of all the teams that have won it. Ten 2-in. rings of silver have been added to its original base to make...

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