April seems to have flown by, and Independent Leagues are starting. More games means more giveaways and I’m back for the weekly installment. Here we go:
Philadelphia Phillies 4/28/09 Charlie Manuel – I so believe that every team in their system will do Charlie to celebrate their ’08 win. Here’s Philly’s version.
Trenton Thunder 4/29/09 Tony Franklin – First 2,000 6 and up – The 2 time Eastern League champ skipper is actually holding a replica of the League Trophy.
Portand Seadogs 4/30/09 David Ortiz – First 1,000 – It’s a little Papi, how cute!!
Clearwater Threshers 5/1/09 Chase Utley – First 1,000 – Chase begins a big series of figures surrounding the 08 champs.
Long Island Ducks 5/1/09 Gary Carter – First 2,000 – Carter’s first season as Ducks manager and he already has a bobble on Opening Night at Citibank Park.
Memphis Redbirds 5/1/09 Nostalgiaman – First 1,000 – Memphis once again begins a series of multiple bobbleheads for 2009, but I have no clue on this mascot type character.
Northwest Arkansas Naturals 5/2/09 Kila Kaiahue – First 1,000 – Move over Flyin Hawaiian Mr. Victorino, the powerful Kila has arrived having hit over 40 homers in AA last year.
Texas Rangers 5/2/09 Nolan Ryan Bronze Statuette – First 20,000 – Nolan salutes the crown in this figurine.
Milwaukee Brewers 5/3/09 Ryan Braun – The powerful Brewers left fielder in an action pose.
Minnesota Twins 5/3/09 Kirby Puckett (Legends of the Dome) – First 10,000 – Same players, different series as the “Legends” set begins.
Although I normally just stick to pro baseball, one college giveaway is also a standout this week. Long Beach State will devote May 2nd to Evan Longoria bobblehead night at their stadium for the first 750 fans. This will be a definite piece to have in anyone’s collection.
Finally, I will be attending 3 giveaways this week, the Manuel, Franklin and Carter to fortify my collection and will have others to trade as well. Interested? Post on my board at http://thetruebobbleheadboard.yuku.com