Trophy composed of 4 parts, trophy body, lid, insert and base. Trophy, "FOOTBALL SEASON 1889/ Champion Trophy/ PRESENTED TO/ Mr. John Baker./ the best/ ALL ROUND PLAYER OF THE SEASON/ by the/ PROPRIETOR OF THE PEOPLE'S WEEKLY". Body is a cigar holder; shaped like a football, the top half lifts off. Lid - a small figure of a player about to kick a ball sits on the top of the lid. Insert - a cigar humidor fits inside the football trophy. Oval, bronze-coloured metal, it features 24 holes, and a small oval dish in the centre. Base - dark, wooden, oval plinth with bevelled edges.
0 - Whole: H: 360 W: 270mm (H: 14 3/16 W: 10 5/8")
Cigar Humidor: H: 25 W: 227 D: 165mm (H: 1 W: 8 15/16 D: 6 1/2")
Base: H: 110 W: 177mm (H: 4 5/16 W: 6 15/16")
Jack Baker; 08 May 1878; 28 Feb 1950
Carlton Football Club; 1864
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Miss Fay Wynette Baker.