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.
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.
I love the touch of the microphone in his hand!
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.
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.
Note his name under the bobblehead, with the date of the home run on the side
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.
All of my other bobbleheads, I have purchased on eBay.
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.
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.
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!
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