Laxmedals.com MVP Plaques – Sure to Impress!

 

Laxmedals.com MVP plaques are beautiful presentation pieces to recognize your lacrosse champions!  We use only Made in the USA solid handmade wood plaques made from Virginian Walnut, we then apply our special trademarked 3D art lacrosse medallions in a large 5-inch format. Finally, a full color custom printed plate is added to complete this special presentation piece. Plan ahead these beauties require a little time for production and retail for only $39.99 plus shipping.  There is no substitute for Laxmedals.com quality and value.

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LAXMEDALS AND THE VEGAS LACROSSE TOURNAMENT TEAM UP FOR CHAMPIONS AWARDS

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LAXMEDALS.COM PROVIDES 2014 WCLA PLAYER OF YEAR AWARDS

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Laxmedals.com is proud to support the US Lacrosse/Harrow 2014 WCLA Player of the Year awards. The awards chosen this year are the Laxmedals.com 4×6 Heritage plaque mounted on a handmade solid walnut 8×10 wood plaque with custom etched award plates. “We are proud to present our medals to the nation’s best lacrosse players and coaches.” Says Mike Rogers, President of Laxmedals.com. “We feel these are fitting presentation awards to acknowledge their year long dedication to be the best lacrosse players and coaches.”

 

 

 

Laxmedals.com Displays New Products at 2014 US Lacrosse Convention

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Laxmedals Heritage Award Plaque

Laxmedals.com returned to Philadelphia to participate in the 2014 US Lacrosse Convention Expo to display it’s array of custom medal products featuring the new All-American plaques. “The response couldn’t have been more energetic and enthusiastic for our products.”  Reported Mike Rogers, President of Laxmedals.com. “We certainly turned lots of heads with our collection of medals this year we never seem to get enough of the “So glad we found you…” comments it really made our weekend memorable”  The new All-American plaques were the featured new product in 2014, which were created to fill a void in the product inventory often asked for by Laxmedals.com customers. “We received many compliments on our Heritage plaque this past year, but there was some need for an award plaque of exceptional quality and uniqueness that could be customized on the front as well and on the reverse. We added a mens and womens plaque that has a small insert on the front that is engraved with custom messages and logos. The plaques were really a hit at the show and we are planning on presenting many of these to lacrosse champions around the world in the coming years.”

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The Laxmedals.com “heritage” Lacrosse Award Plaque

The Lamedals.com “Heritage” award plaque is featured for sale by numerous online retailers for the Christmas shopping season. The large 6 inch x 4 inch x 4mm plaque features artwork showing two Native American lacrosse players in bold 3D on a 2D landscape. “We wanted to create a product that pays respect to the game’s Native American heritage, that was significant in size and design, and that could be affordable to anyone.” Says Mike Rogers, President of Laxmedals.com. “The only other way to get a piece of lacrosse art like our Heritage plaque is to win the Tewaaraton Award presented to the best collegiate lacrosse players in the nation each year. Rogers comments to the reporter, jokingly with a big smile. “But seriously, to present this piece to any lacrosse fan or player is something special and it is something that will be cherished for a lifetime. I keep only one of our Laxmedals.com products in my office and this is positioned on my desk so it reminds me of the special history and proud tradition of the game. I am proud to be able to provide such a great product to lacrosse fans around the world to pay homage to the sport’s Native American roots.

LAXMEDALS.COM ADDS NEW MEDAL DATING FROM 1906 TO ITS VINTAGE LACROSSE MEDAL COLLECTION

1906 ELKS LACROSSE MEDAL

1906 ELKS LACROSSE MEDAL

My latest find is the medal shown above was created for the 1906 annual convention of the Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks (B.P.O.E) fraternal organization. The collector actually had 2 of these very rare medals and I purchased both. The La Crosse, Wisconsin delegates of the B.P.O.E chose to feature the game of lacrosse on their convention badges because their native city was named after a sporting contest that used sticks and a ball the nearby native inhabitants were playing. According to the La Crosse, Wisconsin history records, the city’s name was derived from “…the game with sticks that resembled a bishop’s crocier, or la crosse, in French, which was played by Native Americans in the vicinity.”  The sport created by Native Americans we all now know as, Lacrosse. 

This is truly one of the most unique and obscure vintage lacrosse medal I have found to date, which features a very big and beautiful elks head pin above the lacrosse motif badge. The scene of men playing lacrosse is interesting in that the sticks are relevant to the origins of the game and the figures appear to be Native Americans, or so I am guessing with their bare chests, long leather stitched pants, and braided hair.  The medal was produced by the Scwaab Stamp & Seal Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The company was founded in 1881 and still exists in Milwaukee making rubber stamp and embossing tools.

My passion for lacrosse medals not only rests in the medals I design for the current game of lacrosse…I seek out and collect vintage lacrosse medals.

The whole idea of creating Laxmedals.com originated from my wanting to recreate the quality and uniqueness of old lacrosse medals just like the ones you see below. My first vintage lacrosse medals were presented to me by Douglas H. Stone M.D. A graduate of Friends School of Baltimore and Johns Hopkins University. Douglas was a member of the 1932 Hopkins Lacrosse team, which participated in the Olympic Games exhibition in Los Angeles, California. (no I do not have a medal from this event that might have been presented to this team by the Olympic Committee, the Holy Grail of all Lacrosse medals I would assume…) After graduating JHU medical school in 1937, Douglas began practicing as a surgeon and when war came in 1941 Dr. Stone and his colleagues were called upon to establish mobile surgical hospitals for the Army. Dr. Stone eventually landed with the third wave of infantry on the D-Day beaches in Normandy, France in the evening of June 6, 1944. He and his unit began saving lives for endless days and nights under constant enemy fire. His unit served through to the end of the war constantly on the front lines and on a few occasions behind the enemy lines. I was fortunate to have met Douglass before his passing and include his wartime stories in my book, Answering Their Country’s Call: Marylanders in the Second World War (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2003)

On the occasion of our last conversation in the summer of 2002, Douglass said he was sending me some things he didn’t know what else to with. I received a package a couple weeks later from his wife, Essie, sadly along with a letter informing me Douglas had passed away a week prior. But, following through on his wishes she sent me the box he had prepared to send me. To my disbelief, inside the box I found several vintage medals featuring the game of Lacrosse. I was truly touched to have been the recipient of something so personal belonging to someone I admired so much. Thinking back, we had chatted briefly about my lacrosse playing days at Rutgers during our interviews for the book and I guess he figured I would appreciate his medals. I surely did appreciate the medals and still have them in a frame over my desk.

My collection has grown to about dozen vintage medals dating from the late 19th Century to the 1950′s. I really enjoy researching the history behind each medal and there is always something to learn about the history of the game. I often wonder what reaction players of old would have to see the modern game…to see the result of their passions in keeping the game alive through the years. And before I began this collection I never would have ever imagined they even made lacrosse medals back in the 1890′s!

Douglas stone and his lacrosse medals are my inspiration for collecting vintage lacrosse medals and are the genesis for the creation of Laxmedals.com. I thought I would have appreciated receiving award medals like his during my playing days, and I was sure others would too. Since my creation of Laxmedals.com, I have been proven right a thousand times over from all the smiles I see on the faces of the kids and grown adults receiving my medals. I am proud to have met and known Douglas Stone and to share a part of his life with you, the story of a real hero. I hope the story of his life and his lacrosse medals inspire you as they continue to inspire me.

Please visit this link to view photos of my collection and read about some of the history behind each medal http://laxmedals.com/vintage.php