posted on April 4th, 2014
Look up golf trophies on the web and you’re going to find exactly what you’d expect. Gaudy, plastic, piece of junk golf trophies with tiny gold painted figures on top that are made in China. Until now. I was out to change that when I sculpted the Mulligan golf trophy. The Mulligan was different than my other trophies because I wasn’t sculpting it with solely fantasy sports in mind. Even though there are fantasy golf fans, I knew that this golf trophy needed to cross over into the world of real sports leagues and golf tournaments. Guys would email me saying that they wanted a cool golf trophy to represent their family outing or a yearly tournament at work or with friends. Keeping that in mind, I grabbed some clay and got to work. With every design I first start by asking myself, “What would I want to play for?” From there I feel it’s a lot easier to achieve something that other sports fans would be thrilled to have. After several weeks the Mulligan was finished and I introduced it to the public. He’s gotten rave reviews from fans of FantasyTrophies.com and I can’t tell you how exciting it is when a guy says it’s the perfect trophy to represent his golf tournament, league, or even a hole in one.
See for yourself and tell me what you think.
The Mulligan golf trophy
- The Mulligan golf trophy
posted on March 19th, 2014
It’s fantasy baseball draft time guys and that can only mean one thing. Time for you know the entire bullpen for the Florida Marlins. It’s funny how we can remember backup catchers and 5th day starters but forget to pick up milk at the corner store when our wives ask us. (note: this will happen eventually to all of you unmarried guys- trust me) Anyway, it’s also time to step it up a notch and have the Armchair Ace finally represent your league. Imagine walking in holding this mammoth of a trophy at your fantasy baseball draft event. Your league will NEVER be the same. I promise. – Dave
2008 GUNK Fantasy Baseball League champ, Hoyos- hoists the championship trophy.
posted on March 11th, 2014
A fantasy football trophy that deserves this kind of praise!
THIS photo entry is going to be tough to beat. Thanks to the guys of the “Signal 7 Heroes” league for sending in their entry for the Wall of Fame Photo Contest.
A fantasy football trophy and the champion take a ride.
posted on December 28th, 2013
Ready for mailing
This post is just to say that I’m doing my absolute BEST to get your fantasy football trophy plates out to you in a timely manner. I’ve never been so buried in plate orders and I’m staying late at night and working weekends in an attempt to get them all filled. Believe me, I know how exciting it is to have your name on the trophy right after the season ends and hopefully you’ll have your plate soon.
Back to engraving plates!
posted on October 8th, 2013
Today was spent prepping the Throwback Fireman fantasy football trophy so that it could receive a brush-on coat of silicone. It’s somewhat a tedious process but one that needs to be done in order to insure every detail of the original sculpture is present in the final cast. You can see in the photo that the brush-on coat is very thin. We do this on purpose so that very few air bubbles appear on the surface of the sculpture and if they do we can easily pop them. We’ll let this cure for 24 hours and then tomorrow the remainder of the silicone will be poured.
The brush-on coat of silicone goes on The Throwback Fireman
posted on October 2nd, 2013
The ultimate fantasy football trophy for fireman is finally on the site and ready to represent your firehouse. Yes, the Armchair Quarterback Fireman is now LIVE on FantasyTrophies.com. What’s unique about this trophy is that you can add a customized helmet by clicking on the “plates” button on the homepage and putting your firehouse number. I then sculpt it on the helmet before bronze finishing the trophy. Pretty awesome!
Dan and Brian of Engine 80/Ladder 23 in the Bronx show off the first ever Armchair Fireman
posted on October 1st, 2013
Exciting times here at the shop as the Armchair Quarterback Policeman, fantasy football trophy, moves onto the mold making stage. The sculpting process is completed and now a silicone mold is made so that multiple casts can be taken. The first step, which you see in the photo below, is a brush on coat of silicone. The brush on coat is to insure that no air bubbles form in the silicone that will come in direct contact with the sculpture. An air bubble would transfer to the mold and thus the final cast resulting in less detail. Something that just wouldn’t be acceptable here at FantasyTrophies.com.
The brush on coat of silicone is applied
posted on September 30th, 2013
I think the time has come for the fantasy football trophy I sculpted for the police to move onto the mold making stage. It’s always tough to put the carving tools down and say a sculpture is finished, but I feel this trophy has reached that point. The handcuffs are completed, the nightstick is done, and his glasses and hat are about as good as they’re going to get. Not to mention the donut is perfectly perched on the edge of the armchair and his mustache and shoulder holster looks right out of “Barney Miller”. For all you police officers out there, please be patient. He’ll hopefully be ready for pictures by the end of the week and then he just needs to go up on the site. -Dave
The fantasy football trophy for the police is ready for the mold making stage.
posted on September 24th, 2013
The Armchair Quarterback Policeman fantasy football trophy is almost completed. Recently i’ve been working on sculpting his gun that rests in a shoulder holster. As you can see in the photo, it will will be tucked under his left armpit and peak out just above the armrest of the recliner and the top of his belly. I have just a few more details to add, like the handcuffs, bullets, and nightstick, and he should be ready to move onto the mold making stage. I know the cops here in Brooklyn are waiting for me to finish this guy and I don’t want to get on the NYPD’s bad side.
I’ll keep you all posted on his progress. – Dave
The police trophy is getting closer