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    1962 Canada Cup Trophy Won by Sam Snead, Team Model. For the second consecutive year, the iconic pairing of Sam Snead and Arnold Palmer beat back an international field of thirty-three teams to claim team victory in the Canada Cup, outpacing their Argentinian hosts by a two-stroke margin at San Isidro.

    Presented is the team trophy issued to Snead for the pair's dominant performance in South America, topped by a gilt silver bowl engraved, "The Canada Cup" and bearing the maker's mark of "Birks Sterling." A marble pedestal just below holds an engraved plaque reading, "For Annual International Invitation Golf Competition," while the wooden base presents another engraved, "Victory Replica Presented to Sam Snead, Representing United States 1962." We should stress that the word "replica" is meant to indicate that this is a smaller version of the lineal trophy (much like the smaller Stanley Cups that are awarded to players). This is the original trophy presented to Snead.

    The trophy exhibits expected tarnishing but no condition concerns that are not easily remedied. Height is 5.25", with the diameter of the mouth of the cup at five inches. A small piece of paper still taped to reverse bears a handwritten, "Mantel in Sam's office," indicating where the trophy was proudly displayed in Snead's home. Letter of provenance from Jack Snead.


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    September, 2014
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