Solid slate of bobbleheads coming up this week. My personal favorite: Nashville’s Joseph the Dreamer giveaway on Friday. I’m a sucker for non-sports-related bobbleheads.
As always, much love to Eric from The True Bobblehead Board for both the list and the commentary.
Monday, June 16
Tuesday, June 17
Iowa Cubs – Geovany Soto Statuette (first 1500) – The I-Cub standout has made an outstanding transition to the Cubbies in Chitown.
Wednesday, June 18
Joliet Jackhammers – Bill Haller (Wish Upon a Star) (first 1000) – Reality series bobbles now…Sheesh
Princeton Devil Rays – Carl Crawford Figurine (first 400) – Can you believe it’s been 8 years since he was a P-Ray? And now he’s a perennial all-star.
Round Rock Express – Nolan Ryan Figurine in Astro Uniform (first 2500) – The Ryan Express in figurine form in the old time Astro Jersey.
Thursday, June 19
Altoona Curve – Adam Hyzdu – A Pirate 1st round pick in 1999 makes his 2nd Curve appearance as a resin formed bobblehead.
Baltimore Orioles – Nick Markakis – (first 25,000 adults) – This former Glen Cove NYer has taken the Chesapeake Bay by storm and his bobblehead legacy will grow. His past figures include Aberdeen and Delmarva.
Lowell Spinners – Jacoby Ellsbury – This will be the first of three bobbles for Ellsbury by the end of June (Wilmington and New Hampshire).
Friday, June 20
Birmingham Barons – Frank Thomas (first 1000) – The Big Hurt continued his road to stardom at the AA level here.
Lansing Lugnuts – Ryan Theriot Figurine – A fan favorite in Lansing has paid his dues to make it to Cubbies stardom.
Minnesota Twins – Dan Gladden (first 10,000) – Another player turned broadcaster made into a bobble.
Nashville Sounds – Joseph the Dreamer – Bible bobbleheads have become a staple during certain Nashville “Faith Nights”
Saturday, June 21
Charlotte Knights – Dairy Cow (first 1500) – “Got Milk?”
Columbus Catfish – Random Past Bobblehead Giveaway (first 300) – Apparently some leftovers were found of Edwin Jackson, Chuck Tiffany and maybe some others. It also coincides with Bark in the Park…Bring the puppies!!!!
Somerset Patriots – Slider – Mascot – At least this character with a ball on his head is cute.
Wisconsin Timberrattlers – Fang (Mascot) – This unique mascot bobblehead has him firing a Bratzooka. Sounds suspicious to me.
Sunday, June 22
Lakewood BlueClaws – Jimmy Rollins (first 2000) – The reigning NL MVP rehabbed in Lakewood in 2007.
Milwaukee Brewers – Polish Racing Sausage Bobblehead – It’s a good thing Randall Simon is no longer a major leaguer or this giveaway would have to run and hide.
Reading Phillies – Ryan Howard (first 2000) – The annual Howard giveaway comes to fruition.