Saturday, February 8, 2014

A Scooter Bobblehead?

Many many years ago I was given the nickname of "Scooter."  During my college years some people didn't even know my real name was Scott - they only knew me as "Scooter."  A few months ago I saw a bobblehead entitled "Scooter vs. The Snowman."  Obviously I was immediately drawn in.  After doing a little research I learned that this was a giveaway at a Wisconsin Timber Rattlers game in 2011. They are a Class A minor league team for the Milwaukee Brewers.  I definitely wanted this super cool bobblehead.  But there were 2 problems.  First...the Timber Rattlers play there games in Appleton, WI - which is about 4-5 hours from the Twin Cities.  The likelihood of finding one of these bobbleheads in this area was low.  And of course they routinely sold for $40-$50 on eBay and that was just too much for me.

I had some errands to run yesterday for work and figured I'd leave a little early and do them on my way home.  I was next to a local thrift store so I thought I'd run in quick and take a peak to see if they had anything good.  Low and behold - I saw a Scooter vs. The Snowman bobblehead.  Usually when you find bobbleheads that have extra pieces (the bat is removable) those extra pieces are missing.  Not only was I super excited to pick up the bobblehead, but it also had the bat with it.  Lucky me!