Friday, July 25, 2014

Cooperstown Collection Surprise!

Forever Collectibles released a "Cooperstown Collection" back in 2003.  Included in it were former Twins stars, Harmon Killebrew and Rod Carew.  I'm not big on the retail bobbleheads, I certainly have some, but for the most part I like the giveaways.  When I started collecting, I saw these from time to time.  They typically went for between $50 and $100.  At that point, the only way I was going to pick these 2 up for my collection were garage sales or to get lucky.

Well I got lucky at garage sales.  I just picked up the Carew at a garage sale 2 weeks ago and I had gotten the Killebrew at a sale about 5 weeks ago.  Carew didn't come in the original box but Killebrew did.  The box was pristine and looking at the bobblehead, it was even better than that - so I didn't take it out of the box.  In prepping for my blog I had to get pictures of each bobblehead.  I was amazed at what I saw.

Yep, a Killebrew autograph on the back of the bobblehead.  I was absolutely giddy when I saw this.  And it was completely dumb luck on my part.  I was buying it at the garage sale either way so I didn't even take it out of the box!

These were limited to 5000 each and I believe Forever Collectibles named this series Legends of the Park, Cooperstown Collection.  I've heard there were 10 players in this series, not sure of the other 8, but these are the 2 Twins.