My Baseball Collections: Bobbleheads

I love bobbleheads. Seriously. I don’t have a whole lot, but they are a baseball-related collection that I enjoy, so I figured I would create a blog entry about them. My goal is to try and post a Baseball collection entry every Friday for as long as I can.

First, I want to start off with the bobbleheads that I have gotten as giveaways at games that I have attended.

The first game that I ever went to and got a bobblehead at was on July 17th, 2011 in Oakland. You can read about that entry here. This game was 80′s Turn-Back-The-Clock day, and the giveaway was an MC Hammer bobblehead that had a rotating base.

Here is the box that the bobblehead came in.
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On the box of the bobblehead, the A’s will put information regarding the person that the bobblehead is of. Here, it is for MC Hammer.
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On all the A’s 2011 and 2012 bobble heads, the A’s put a checklist on one side of the bobblehead, with all of the bobbleheads from that year. Here it is for the MC Hammer bobblehead.
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On the other side, they put something regarding the person on the bobbled
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Here is the bobblehead itself.
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The back of the bobblehead.
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Here is a 4-part photo of the bobblehead spinning
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This is one of the coolest bobbleheads I have ever heard of.

If you are wondering why it is of MC Hammer, he was a bat boy for the A’s as a teenager, good friends with Charlie Finley.

If you go down and read the comments, Mateo Fischer suggested that I make a GIF of the bobblehead spinning. Here it is!


Created with Gifboom

Thanks for the idea Mateo! If you have a chance, check out his newest blog entry, where he dissects a baseball!

I wonder if I should try and do this. What do you guys think? I think it would be fun to do it, so let me know in the comments!

The next game I attended and got a bobblehead giveaway was August 13th, 2011 at the Coliseum. That entry, you can find here. The player featured was former catcher, current color commentator, Ray Fosse. Here is the box it came in.
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The information on Ray Fosse.
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Here is the checklist side
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And the player side
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This is the actual bobblehead.
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I love the touch of the microphone in his hand!

Here is the backside of the bobblehead.
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The next game that I went to and received a bobblehead giveaway was May 26th, 2012 in Stockton. THat blog entry can be found here. The featured player was Michael Choice. The boxes for Ports bobbleheads are blank, white, all the way around.
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Here is the bobblehead.
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And the backside.
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The final bobblehead that I have gotten as a giveaway, you may remember, was August 18th in Oakland. It was Moneyball movie night, and Scott Hatteberg bobblehead giveaway. You can find that blog entry here. During the A’s 20 Game win streak in 2002, to win the game for the A’s, Hatteberg hit a walk-off home run, to cap a dramatic game, in which the Royals came back from a huge deficit to tie the game. Here is the box.
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The information on the box:
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Here is the checklist side
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The 4th side commemeates the 20-game win streak
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The bobblehead itself is very, very, neat!
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Note his name under the bobblehead, with the date of the home run on the side

Here is the backside of the bobblehead.
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When that little white button is pressed, the bobblehead will play Bill King’s radio call of the dramatic home run, played from the little speaker that you see, behind the Pepsi logo. Very, very, very cool!

Also notice, that one the other side of the bottom stand, it says “20 GAME WIN STREAK”

This next bobblehead was not a giveaway, however I did purchase it at a game. On Root Beer Float day, on June 20th, (Entry here) I found a stand that had old giveaways from pervious games for sale. I found a Justin Duchscherer bobblehead for $5, which I went ahead and purchaesd. I believe it was a giveaway in 2009. Here is the box.
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The information on the box:
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Here is the actual bobblehead:
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And the back of the bobblehead:
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All of my other bobbleheads, I have purchased on eBay.

The first one is a Mark Ellis bobblehead from 2007. Here is the box
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The info on the back of the box:
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There are a lot of neat details on this bobblehead
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Here is the backside.
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This is a very simple, classic bobble head. I like it a lot!

The next two I purchased together on eBay, from the same seller as the Ellis one.

The first one is a Jack Cust bobblehead from 2008. Here is the box
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The information on the box:
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And now the bobble head.
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I guess there were a limited number of these made with him wearing the alternate black jersey. I want to say 500 of them were mixed in with the others. However, as you noticed, I have the one with the green jersey. Here is the backside of the bobblehead.
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The final one I have to show you is a Travis Buck bobblehead. Here is the box:
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The information on the box:
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Now the actual bobblehead:
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Here is the back of the bobblehead.
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I think these are all pretty cool. What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments which one is your favorite! I’ll have another Mail Time! entry up within the next few days, so check pack often for that post!

Nick Badders is a unofficial reporter for MLB.com. He writes the blog, 7000 Coliseum Way, and you can follow him on Twitter @nickbatters or his blog @7000ColiseumWay. You can also LIKE his blog on Facebook or follow him @nickbatters or his blog @7000ColiseumWay on Instagram. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

17 Comments

I don’t how it would work or look, but in that four-part picture of MC Hammer, all I could think about was a gif of him spinning.
-Mateo
http://mateofischer.mlblogs.com

MATEO-
First, I thought I would share that I am currently watching your deconstructing baseballs video! Great idea about the GIF! Let me try that right now!

Quite the collection!! I only have two and they’re both Derek Jeter :)

ALICIA-
Thank You! I plan on attending both A’s bobblehead games this year and adding more, plus hopefully a few eBay ones for Christmas! The Jeter ones sound cool! Where did you get you get them?

You should raid the Marlins’ Bobblehead Museum! My mom got me one a few years ago and a guy I work with gave me my Clippers’ (minor league) Derek Jeter. It looks nothing like him, but I love it none the less!

ALICIA-
I really want to make it out to Miami soon! I’m dying to see the new stadium! I’ve seen numerous pictures of the bobblehead museum, which make me want to visit even more! The Jeter bobbleheads sound cool! I’m hoping at some point to have a bobblehead for all 30 MLB teams, or at least one for Jeter. However, I don’t know if the Yankees have ever had a Jeter bobblehead giveaway, so I will have to wait and see.

I also was at the Hatterburg giveaway day!

Really? That’s awesome! Where did you sit?

down the 1st base line

Nice! Any balls?

Nice bobble head collection Nick! Washington wizards having pretty neat fan pack.
-Quinn

QUINN-
Thanks! I’ve sent an email to the Wizards, so I wonder when their Fan Pack will show up. I can’t wait to see it!

I wasn’t a Ballhawk yet… That was my last game NOT trying to get a ball.

Ok, I see. When did you get your first ball?

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Very cool collection! I collect bobbleheads as well. I have 30 Yankee bobbleheads right now and I’m always looking for more.

Thank You! I’m very proud of it! Sounds like you have a cool collection as well!

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