September is near, which means rosters expanding to 40 men in MLB, minor league baseball playoffs are upon us, as well as their promos coming to a screaching halt. MLB still has September as a major player in the bobble world. Follow all the action here as well as the only accurate bobblehead trading board in the hobby today at http://thetruebobbleheadboard.yuku.com .
Here is the week leading up to Labor Day:
Auburn Doubledays 8/25/08 Jerry Koosman – Famed 1969 Met in his Single A jersey.
Portland Seadogs 8/25/08 Clay Buchholz – First 2000 – How convenient that the Red Sox dropped him to AA in time for this promo.
West Michigan Whitecaps 8/26/08 Lew Chamberlain/Denny Baxter Double – First 1,000 – These are the guys that brought baseball to Western Michigan.
Atlanta Braves 8/27/08 Tim Hudson -First 15,000 – Huddy’s first NL bobble.
Houston Astros 8/29/08 Brad Ausmus – Late season fan vote bobble. No outfit with this one.
Brockton Rox 8/27/08 Armand Columbo – First 1,000 – Famed High School football coach gets his due.
Everett Aquasox 8/27/08 “Fitz in the Morning” (Radio DJ) – Everett Washington’s favorite morning DJ.
New Hampshire Fishercats 8/27/08 Clay Buchholz – Another Lowell Spinner piggyback with a NH local sponsor no doubt.
Norfolk Tides 8/27/08 BJ/Justin Upton, Michael Cuddyer (Set of 3) – The set of Hometown Heroes gets given to a lucky 200 fans in attendance.
Rochester Redwings 8/27/08 Joe Altobelli/Cal Ripken Double – First 2000 – The Redwings celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Orioles World Series win with a double bobble of the Ironman and his manager.
Lansing Lugnuts 8/28/08 Travis Snider Bronze Statuette – Could possibly be a September callup by the Jays.
Delmarva Shorebirds 8/29/08 Nick Markakis -Delmarva is the only Orioles team besides Bluefield in the Appy League that hasn’t done Markakis yet.
Missoula Osprey 8/29/08 Hal Fraser – Local Bankworker gets the honor.
Oakland A’s 8/29/08 Jack Cust – From Newark to Bobble Legend, go figure!!!
Pittsburgh Pirates 8/29/08 Richie Zisk – Another Lumber Company series bobble.
Williamsport Crosscutters 8/29/08 Boomer (Mascot) – I wonder who’s bigger, Boomer or Rhashan the customer service guy?
Cleveland Indians 8/30/08 Asdrubal Cabrera -Back in the Indians good graces to play out the string and get a figure.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans 8/30/08 Dinger/Deuce Double (Mascots) – They entertain the fans now both get on a bobble together.
Quad Cities River Bandits 8/30/08 Rick Ankiel – Pitcher turned outfielder continues his great comeback as a bobble.
Sacramento Rivercats 8/30/08 Presidential Bobble Election – Fans Vote – Late add-on of a non Goldklang Group poll.
Tampa Bay Rays 8/30/08 James Shields Figurine – Leading the AL Division winners to their first playoff birth.
Wilmington BlueRocks 8/30/08 Michael Tucker – Won the fan vote poll.
Boise Hawks 8/31/08 Scott Dorval – Winner of the Hawks online bobble poll.
Brooklyn Cyclones 8/31/08 PeeWee (Mini) (Mascot) – Named after the former Dodger Pee Wee Reese.
Trenton Thunder 8/31/08 Joba Chamberlain Statue – Follows the Wang in statuette form.