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09-27-2003, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Lard_Lad
Nope, the original cup (just the bowl, without a base) sits in the "Lord Stanley's Vault" display at the Hall of Fame, along with the 'retired' rings of the cup base, and as far as I know never leaves. Probably with good reason, because I recall it looking pretty aged and fragile when I visited. One of the replicas may be considered more 'real' than the other(s), but none of them is the 1892 version.
This is exactly correct. The Stanley Cup that is given out to the NHL champions is authentic for the most part, but the bowl and top piece is a replica of the original 1892 Stanley Cup, which is sealed inside a glass case at the Hockey Hall of Fame. There is also a full-replica version of the Cup which sits in the HHOF when the "real" Cup is being awarded to the champions.

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