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Goody Trophy jeweled
Exhibit #2716
TypeProduction
ShapeStandard (-)
AxleFixed
PackagingNone
ConstructionOne piece wood
ResponseNone
GapFixed
Condition9
Date1955
OwnerRick Brough
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The Goody Trophy was a one piece wooden yo-yo; body came in either all gold or all silver and always included a painted stripe (in this case, red). Unlike the Goody Champion that had three colored jewels or the original Goody Rainbow or reproduction Goody Rainbow models, each with three clear jewels and four colored jewels, the Trophy included four jewels; two on each side of the trophy logo on the face of the yo-yo.

Jewel colors were often random on Goody yo-yos. Occasionally, however, you can come across a jewel color combination and pattern that shows the production worker put some semblance of thought into it. Such seems to be the case with the model in this exhibit with two outer clear stones being used along with two inner red stones. More often than not, the colors of the embedded jewels were completely random, regardless of the model.

By design, only one halve of the yo-yo included the stamped logo and jewels. Today, vintage multi-jeweled Goody yo-yos, in new or near new condition, are hard to find. Usually they are missing paint, or one or more jewels, or have a poor stamp seal.

This model of yo-yo may have been a second place award given to the winner of a Goody yo-yo contest. Hence the silver color. However, a display box of Goody Trophy yo-yos appeared on the market several years ago, suggesting that these may have also been sold in stores at some point.

Interestingly, the silver model of this yo-yo is very similar in body color to the silver "Olympic" model sold by Canada's National Yo-Yo (made by Elfverson of Sweden) in the early 1970s.
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