Sunday, December 28, 2014

Best Christmas Present Ever!!!

So about a year ago, I blogged about the Best Bobblehead ever.  Today I can blog about the Best Christmas Present ever.  Jessica (my wife) puts up with my passion of collecting bobbleheads and sometimes she even gets completely on board, much like she did with a our very own custom made bobblehead that she gave me for my wedding present almost 2 years ago.  We display that bobblehead on our mantle year-round.  But every winter she goes into Christmas decorating mode and that includes a little sass for our bobblehead.  You'll see why I'm talking about this shortly...

Christmas morning came and before celebrating with our families we had our own Christmas morning, just Jess, Murphy (our dog) and myself.  Before we started to open our gifts from one another she calmly stated, "I won this Christmas."  Obviously you know from reading my blog I'm a pretty competitive person, and so is Jess.  What did she mean by that statement, simply put she meant she got me the better presents or at least she won in terms of intrigue, thought, and me the Best Christmas Present ever!

She ordered a custom made Murphy bobblehead.  Pretty spot-on too!  I never expected this, but I knew when she said "I won this Christmas" it might be bobblehead related, however I never would have guessed it was a bobblehead of Murphy!  Merry Christmas to me!  Oh and there you can also see our scarves and "snow" that we are standing in during the winter.  

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Oops...missed my 1 year anniversary

So apparently I've been doing this blog thing for over 1 year!  My first blog was December 11th, 2013, click the link to read it.  At the time I wasn't sure if blogging was going to be fun and interesting for me or more of a pain and chore.  Obviously it is definitely more of the former than latter.  175 posts in just over a year isn't bad at all.  I'd love to keep that pace up in 2015!

Even tho I'm 2 weeks late, I'm giving myself a small pat on the back for keeping up with this and giving my readers a huge THANK YOU for helping me do so!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone.  It's been quite a year for me in the bobblehead world.  I've learned so much about bobbleheads in the past year.  It's crazy to think about what I know now compared to what I knew 12 short months ago and it intrigues the hell out of me to know where I'll be in December 2015!

A few main thoughts.

1. Be nice to the men and women that deliver your packages.  When I do get something shipped to me, I usually have it sent to my office.  2 reasons, if I'm out of town during the week, it'll sit on my desk (in a climate controlled environment) til I return.  Secondly, if its delivered during a weekend, I don't worry about it as the building I work in is locked on the weekends, so it's never just sitting outside waiting for me.

2. When you have the chance to buy something you want, do it.  Or, ponder this question, does saving $5 or $10 really matter to you if its something you don't see often but know you want to add it to you collection?  I'm not saying to spend foolishly, but sometimes a good deal is just finding that specific bobblehead (or whatever) for sale - at a fair price.

3. Lastly, set goals.  I have my want list updated, I'd love to acquire some of those bobbleheads in the next 12 months.  I doubt I'll find them all, but isn't the "The Chase" part of the addiction?

Monday, December 22, 2014

New Idea - New Adds

After looking at other collectible blogs out there I have another new idea that I'm going to try to introduce to my blog.  This might not be perfect but I'm going to try to make a "New Adds" section. As the title suggests, this will be a place where I post pictures of any new additions to my collection. I'm guessing I'll do a monthly post where I share these pictures.  In the comments section, it'd be fun to have, you, the reader add pictures of your new additions as well!  So remember to take pictures (I know that will be the hardest thing for me to do).

I have a couple more posts this year, hopefully I'll have the time to do get them online!!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Want List (Part 15)

Finally!  I know you are thinking the same thing...the final part of my Want List.  However, I reserve the right to add to this list whenever I want. :)

This is also most likely the part of the list that will grow the most as I'm sure there are several out there that I don't know about!  So, if you have pictures of other bobbleheads like these or any of the previous 14 blog posts, please share them!  I'd really appreciate that and hopefully other readers will too!!

Below are two high school bobbleheads.  First is a Blaine Bengals bobblehead and then an Elk River Elks bobblehead!  The Elks bobblehead is hockey themed, they also did a football themed bobblehead.

Then we have a couple different college bobbleheads.  The first is Cobber from Concordia College. Then we have a "Power Bowl" bobblehead.  The Power Bowl was played between Concordia and Minnesota State University - Moorhead.  I'm guessing Moorhead also has a bobblehead, but I haven't been able to find a picture of it.  Last is a Southwest State University (now known as Southwest Minnesota State University) bobblehead of their Mustang mascot.    

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Want List (Part 14)

This is the second to last post in my Want List series.  Thanks for continuing to read them, or look at pictures or just give me the satisfaction that you clicked on my blog!  I appreciate all of it!

The Northwoods League teams do a really good job with their giveaways.  Plenty of bobbleheads are given away each year and so far I've found it almost impossible to come up with a master list of each teams giveaways!  But I have found these pictures and therefore, I'd like to add them to my collection!

The first two pictures are of Slider from the Rochester Honkers, next is the mascot of the Alexandria Beetles, now known as the Alexandria Blue Anchors.  Last is Harley from the Duluth Huskies.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Want List (Part 13)

Checking in 13th on my Want List, yes I know its getting ridiculously long, comes a few different Mankato bobbleheads.  The first 2 are of Muttnik, their Northwoods team (Mankato MoonDogs) mascot.  And the third is the Mascot of Minnesota State University - Mankato which looks to be produced by their Hoops Club.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Want List Part (12)

A couple more random bobbleheads for the Want List.  The first is a Tires Plus bobblehead of their "mascot" Tuffy.  And one of the more unusual bobblehead "mascots" Jericho!  Jericho is the Fort Myers Miracle mascot.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Want List (Part 11)

Here are a few random bobbleheads.  The first is a variation of a commonly seen Fran Tarkenton bobblehead.  You'll notice the difference is he's wearing a white jersey compared to the typical purple jersey.  I believe the production run was limited on this bobblehead to...10, yep, just TEN!  Next is Ryan Suter when he played for the Milwaukee Admirals.  And last would be my final piece to my Pepsi One collection, Lee Corso.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Want List (Part 10)

This is my last post for Twins related bobbleheads I'd like to add to my collection.  I believe all of these are SGAs of former Twins players.  LaTroy Hawkins (Fort Wayne Wizards) makes another appearance and next to him is Lew Ford (New Britain Rock Cats).  Then we have Johan Santana (Savannah Sand Gnats) & Eric Milton (State College Spikes)!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Want List (Part 9)

Here are a few more Twins related bobbleheads that I'd eventually like to find.  First are a couple major leaguers, or umm, semi-major'll see what I mean by that in, 3...2...1

Yep, that's Aaron Hicks when he played for the Beloit Snappers and Trevor Plouffe when he was on the Rochester Red Wings roster.  I've seen these before, they aren't all that rare, I'm not willing to pay some sort of ridiculous amount for them tho!  Next we have a couple former Twins.  Gary Gaetti, the current manager of the Sugar Land Skeeters.  And a New Britain Rock Cats bobblehead of David Ortiz.  

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Want List (Part 8)

Here comes some Twins related bobbleheads that I'd like to add to my collection.  Mainly all will be minor league bobbles!  

AJ Pierzynski, Matt Garza and LaTroy Hawkins are the first 3 minor league bobbleheads I'd like to get.  I don't know much about these, only seen pictures online of each of them.  

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Want List (Part 7)

In part 7 of my Want List series I have pictures of 2 bobbleheads, the first Don Shelby from the Alexandria Beetles and Don Meyer from Northern State.  

The Shelby bobblehead was a giveaway in 2011 while the Meyer bobblehead was a giveaway at a book release, also in 2011.  Here's a video from WCCO on the Shelby bobblehead!  I'm hoping I can add each of these to my collection in the coming months!