1986 New York Giants George S. Halas Trophy
George Halas' contributions to the game of football are invaluable and eternal. As a player, coach, owner and executive (of which he mastered all four), he was a true standout. And he played for one of pro football’s most famous franchises. As a coach, he was responsible for signing the Galloping Ghost, “Red” Granger, and he recorded an astounding 321 career wins as a coach! How fitting that the award named after him be reserved for arguably the most courageous player in football. The trophy is an appropriately beautiful, impressive work of art. The foundation is solid oak carved into the shape of a football with the top and bottom surfaces being flat. The bottom is lined with black felt. One of two plates attached to the front of the wooden part is raised lettering which reads, “GEORGE S. HALAS TROPHY.” The plate below is engraved with “1986 CHAMPION OF THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE - NEW YORK GIANTS - NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, NEW YORK GIANTS 17 - WASHINGTON REDSKINS 0 SUNDAY JANUARY 11, 1987, GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD N.J." The top surface is perfectly smooth and flat with two ornaments mounted. One is a sculpture of 10 football players in action against a concave wall. The other is a block letter “N” (.75” thick and 2.5” wide) with three stars stamped on both sides. The trophy measures 8.25” from base to highest point, 10” wide (middle of football), and 16” long. EX-NRMT condition. This is an extra trophy, identical to the one awarded to the Giants, who posted a dominant 14-2 regular-season record before blowing through the playoffs, outlasting the Denver Broncos for their first Super Bowl title.