Thursday, July 30, 2015

Memory Company Bobblehead - Vikings

Here's another Memory Company bobblehead, this time, its the Vikings edition.  I know there are a couple Twins bobbleheads as well.  This one is from 2001 and I believe there is a second edition from 2003.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Memory Company Bobblehead - Wild

I don't know much about these bobbleheads, but Memory Company released several different versions of bobbleheads, usually with a "boy" look to them.  I'm not a big fan of these but picked them up for a very good price.  I also have no idea how many different Minnesota bobbleheads Memory Company made.  Here's one from the Minnesota Wild!  These are well made bobbles and pretty heavy too!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Minnesota Lynx 2015 Bobblehead - Coach Reeve

The Lynx have been in the news quite a bit the past few weeks with a few trades.  I thought this was the perfect time to announce their bobblehead giveaway for the 2015 season.  It'll be coach Cheryl Reeve!  As usual the Lynx are atop the standings in the Western Conference and just traded for Sylvia Fowles (perhaps the 2016 bobblehead)!?!  On August 30th, the Lynx will be giving away bobbleheads of coach Cheryl Reeve!  Get your tickets here!  I'll update the blog once I get a picture of the bobblehead!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Finally - Checked another one off my want list

I've been looking for this one for quite a while.  I had only seen 2 pictures of it online and a couple of short press releases/stories.  I knew I'd have it in my collection at some point, but I didn't think it'd be this long.  Several friends of mine also collect and deal in bobbleheads and sports memorabilia in general.  I figured if I didn't find it personally, one of them would.  I'm happy to say, Don Shelby, the bobblehead, is now in my collection.

In 2011 the Alexandria Beetles did a Don Shelby bobblehead giveaway, I believe it was limited to 500.  Click on the link above to learn more about Shelby, but guessing, if you live in Minnesota, you know who he is.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Allen Craig Bobblehead - Alexandria Beetles

Here's an SGA bobblehead of Allen Craig from when he played for the Alexandria Beetles of the Northwoods League.  The Beetles changed their name to the Blue Anchors in 2013 under new ownership.  Craig played for the Beetles in 2003 and 2005.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Another Mascot Bobblehead - Muttnik (Mankato Moondogs)

Here's the latest bobblehead from the Mankato Moondogs of the Northwoods League.  I think this is the 4th version of their mascot, Muttnik.  This is a mini bobblehead.  I'm not surprised more and more minor league and Northwoods league teams are going to the mini bobbleheads.  Some are true mini's while others are quasi-minis (where they are in between mini's and regular bobbleheads in terms of height).  Details are still pretty good tho!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Rochester Honkers Mascot Bobblehead

Here's an SGA bobblehead from the Rochester Honkers of the Northwoods League from this year.  It features their mascot, Slider.  I believe only 500 of these were given away.  Some of the Northwoods League teams do 2 versions of their bobbleheads, Rochester has done this in the past, but not this year.  The 2nd version is the retail version and doesn't include any sponsorship plaque.  That won't be an issue this year as this is the only version they are doing of Slider.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Keeping with the theme

No, not the theme of me never blogging anymore!  I'm sure most of you thought that at first.  The theme I'm sticking with - minor league & Northwoods league bobbles.  The next few blogs will be all minor league and northwoods bobbleheads!

First up, Twins "slugger" (notice the quotes please) Kennys Vargas.  This was a giveaway (limited to 1000) from the New Britain Rock Cats.  The Rock Cats are no longer affiliated with the Twins, but their fans know the Twins players, so here's their 3rd bobblehead this season (first 2 were Byron Buxton and David Ortiz).

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Summer = busy

I haven't had much of a chance to blog lately.  Summer is quite hectic and busy for Jess and I (and Murphy).  I have several blogs lined up, I just need the time to write them.  Taking a little time now to get the first one done.  So this is another new addition to my collection.  These are 2 bobbleheads from the Fort Myers Miracle, minor league affiliate of the Twins.  "Stan and Haney"

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Rare Tony Steven's Bobblehead - New Britain Rock Cats

Picked this bobblehead up a few weeks ago.  I had seen it before but never for a price I was willing to spend.  Finally found it and I'm happy to add this one.  There is quite a back story to Tony Stevens. Read more here and here.  Figured today is a pretty good day to blog about this specific bobblehead and Mr. Stevens himself.  Soon after the 9/11 attacks, Tony Stevens stopped playing minor league baseball and joined the Marines.

Thanks to everyone involved with our armed forces, have a wonderful and safe July 4th weekend.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Sneak Peek - Jon Teig Bobblehead - Cedar Rapids Kernels

Here's a quick sneak peek of a bobblehead the Cedar Rapids Kernels are giving out on August 7th. Jon Teig is the bat boy for the Kernels and has been for 15 years.  Scheels sponsored the bobblehead and it's a pretty cool one!  I believe only 1000 of these will be released, so get your tickets now! Here's the announcement made on the clubs facebook page.