Thursday, September 29, 2016

Maverick - Residers Bobblehead

This is Maverick from the Residers.  Unfortunately I don't know much else about this bobble.  The little I know - there was originally a set of 4 Residers bobbles to be produced, but only this one and one other one was made.  The side of the box said that they were a garage band that started in Minneapolis.  Cool, unique and totally up my alley.  Luckily for me, my buddy Chris found this and picked it up, knowing I'd probably have an interest.  

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

One of the latest additions to my collection - a Paul Allen bobblehead from Canterbury Park.  This is the second edition of a PA bobblehead from Canterbury.  Given the Vikings 3-0 start to the season I figured now was a great time to post this, even tho Adrian Peterson has been lost for the season and we won't hear PA famously say "AP is Loose!" - as long as you have this bobblehead, you can hear it whenever you want.  (AP is Loose is also the name of a horse at Canterbury) 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Bobblelection 2016 - Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump

Here are a few more new additions to my collection.  The top picture is Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump from the Fort Myers Miracle.  The bottom picture is from the St. Paul Saints.  Several minor and independent league teams did this giveaway.  The bobbles are exactly the same except for the plaques on the base.  But even tho its a minor detail, I wanted each set.  8 to 10 teams in total did these giveaways, if the plaques don't matter to you, it shouldn't be hard to find a set of them.  

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Harmon Killebrew Payette Bobblehead

This is a new addition of mine.  A pretty rare Harmon Killebrew bobblehead from Payette, Idaho.  Killebrew grew up in Payette and this is the first edition of a Killebrew Payette bobblehead.  This is an extremely scarce bobble and rarely is seen for anything under $150.  The autograph, like most of Killebrew's is as solid as they come.  Pretty sweet bobble!!  

Friday, September 23, 2016

Fall & Winter Slow down

As summer fades into fall, it typically signals a slow down in the bobblehead world.  We all know baseball teams (all of them it seems, no matter the league) are the best at giving away bobbleheads. Last year, the Wolves did a set of 5 bobbleheads and a few years ago the Wild did a set of 5 bobbleheads.  Other than that, the fall and winter have been extremely quiet in Minnesota when it comes to new bobbleheads.  Unfortunately that will likely stay the same this time around.  The Wild have announced their promotional schedule and no bobbleheads are included in it.  I've heard from the Timberwolves that its unlikely they do another set of bobbleheads this season.  They'd have the foundation for a nice set, starting off with top pick Kris Dunn.  Then you could do tribute bobbles for Flip Saunders and Kevin Garnett and why not a dual Rookie of the Year bobble for Wiggins and Towns?  People would go nuts over it!

However, at this point, thats only dreaming and its not looking very good.  So...I deal with it.  Perhaps it'll give me some time (ya know, cuz I have all sorts of that with an 11 week old at home) to organize my collection.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Custom Jim Kaat - Powder Blue Jersey

I've been putting together a little collection of custom powder blue jersey Twins bobbleheads, this is the latest in that series.  Jim Kaat.  I definitely like how this one turned out and the red base on it really pops.  None of these custom bobbleheads are easy and they are definitely time consuming.  

Friday, September 9, 2016

New Addition - Dean & Rog Bobbleheads

I picked these 2 bobbleheads up recently, its a set of Dean & Rog, giveaway bobbleheads from the Houston Aeros (former affiliate of the Minnesota Wild).  Back in 2012, the Aeros did a giveaway of these 2 popular morning show hosts from the Houston area, I believe these are fairly limited but I'm unsure of the giveaway number.  They do lock together to make a nice little "dual" bobblehead!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

New Addition - Brian Dozier Bobblehead

I didn't know about this bobblehead until after I saw a picture of it post giveaway game.  The Bethesda Big Train is a collegiate summer baseball team that pulls players from local colleges.  The Big Train has done bobbles in the past, but obviously a Dozier bobblehead grabbed my attention.  He played on the team in 2006!  This is a really rare bobblehead too - only 250 were produced and given away!  Dozier has been on quite a streak the last month, so I wanted to post this while he was hot...even tho the Twins are struggling.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

New Addition - Sylvia Fowles

Here's the latest addition to my collection - a Sylvia Fowles bobblehead.  I've blogged about this one recently and just picked up mine today.  First time the Lynx have done a specialized box and as you all know, I'm a fan of them.  I understand the plain white boxes, but a nice box like this, letting you know what bobblehead is inside just adds a little!  As usual, the Lynx did a great job with the bobble, nothing crazy, but a classic basketball bobblehead.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Boof Bonser Bobblehead

I hadn't seen this bobblehead before...but its a 2016 SGA of Boof Bonser.  Got it on eBay a while ago.  I went back and forth on this one....since Boof is no longer a member of the Twins and this affiliate isn't Twins related, but with a name like Boof, how could I pass up his (probably) only bobblehead?  Bonser was inducted into the Hagerstown Suns Hall of Fame and they treated to him with his very own bobblehead.

Friday, September 2, 2016

New Addition - Miguel Sano Sweet Spot Bobblehead

The newest addition to my collection (from last night) is a Miguel Sano bobblehead.  These are commonly called "Sweet Spot" bobbleheads as season ticket holders rank various "Sweet Spot Benefits" and if you rank the player bobblehead high enough you get one towards the end of each season.  We found out about a couple weeks ago that Sano was the Sweet Spot bobble and the Twins began giving them to select season ticket holders last night.  Thankfully its produced by Success Promotions and is a great bobble, easily the best one (along with the Plouffe Star Wars - also by Success Promotions) of the season.  

Thursday, September 1, 2016

New Addition(s) - Craig Sager Bobbleheads

Plenty of people know who Craig Sager is and the battle he's enduring right now.  These bobbleheads have been on my want list for quite some time.  These 2 bobbleheads were giveaways from the Fort Myers Miracle (see, you most likely knew there had to be a Minnesota tie) back in 2013.  Sager is known for his colorful suits on TNT broadcasts and the Miracle did an excellent job to depict that within these 2 bobbleheads.  Obviously these haven't been easy to find and they didn't come cheap but I have them in my collection now.  Hopefully he continues to fight the good fight!