As some of you know, I love bobbleheads. They’re my favorite ballpark giveaway.
There’s now a National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, which will soon have a permanent location. Phil Sklar, the co-founder and CEO, told me, “The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum was announced in November 2014. Our permanent location is at 170 S. 1st St. in Milwaukee on the edge of the 3rd Ward and Walker’s Point, just a 10-minute drive from Wrigley North. We are targeting a March opening. We’ve started to get moved in and will be focusing on getting everything set up after the holidays. We will have thousands of bobbleheads on display from all genres—sports, comics, TV/movies, animals, political—anything and everything that bobbles, from all periods. We’ll also have exhibits such as the history of bobbleheads, how they’re made, the stories behind some of them and several others. And of course, we’ll have a gift shop where people can take home their favorite bobbleheads.”
The museum says it has “the world’s largest collection of bobbleheads.”
Got to make this a stop sometime when I’m in Milwaukee.
And they’ve been creating some special bobbleheads for World Series champions. Here’s the bobblehead, due out in February, celebrating the Cubs’ three World Series titles:
This is a series limited to just 1,000. There are similar bobbleheads for other World Series champions, which you can see at this link, all licensed by MLB and the teams.
Here are some other Cubs-related bobbleheads created for the museum:
The one above is a set of three mini-bobbleheads commemorating Cubs Hall of Famers Ryne Sandberg, Billy Williams and Fergie Jenkins. This set, and the two above, are in a limited, numbered edition of 360 each.
Bobbleheads are fun and these are pretty cool. Full disclosure: The bobblehead museum sent me samples of the Cubs-related bobbleheads depicted above; they look just as good as the pictures would indicate, and if you enjoy this sort of thing, they’re the kind of bobbleheads you might enjoy in your own collection.