For those of you who still can’t get enough Cubs World Series souvenirs, the National Bobblehead Museum has produced a bobblehead of Pat Hughes that includes a sound chip with his call of the final out of Game 7 of the 2016 World Series. The bobbleheads are being produced exclusively for the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum by FOCO.
Here’s what it looks and sounds like:
There were two versions of this bobblehead made, both limited editions of 2,016 only, each one individually numbered. The first was with Pat wearing a blue shirt — that one’s completely sold out. The one shown above with the red shirt has about 800 remaining. They cost $45 each, and will be shipped in January but are available for pre-order at the Bobblehead Museum Online Store. They could make a fine holiday gift for the Cubs fan on your list.
Phil Sklar, founder and CEO of the Bobblehead Hall of Fame Museum, told me: “It was exciting to team up with Pat on these bobbleheads. It took a lot of work to make them a reality between licensing for the sound clip and getting Pat on board, but I think fellow Cubs fans will agree it was worth it. Every time I watch the game or listen to Pat’s call, I get chills, and I couldn’t think of a better way for Cubs fans to remember the Cubs remarkable 2016 season than with this bobblehead.”
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum is putting the finishing touches on the Museum for an opening in January. On January 5 and 6, members will have an exclusive opportunity to preview the Museum before the general public. Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Hall of Fame and Museum has over 6,500 unique bobbleheads on display along with exhibits related to the history of bobbleheads, how they’re made, the stories behind them and much more. The Museum, which started with the collection and passion of two long-time friends, also produces bobbleheads for retail sales as well as for individuals, organizations and teams across the country. Cubs fans will be able to check it out early in the season since the Cubs travel to Wrigley North in early April.
I know that in the past, some here have mentioned that they didn’t like Pat’s call of the final out as much as Joe Buck’s call. Honestly, I like it quite a bit. I think Pat did capture the excitement of the moment, especially after more than 20 seasons behind the mic for Cubs radio, and the Bobblehead Museum sent me one of each (blue shirt, red shirt) as a sample. They’re a fine souvenir, I think, of the 2016 World Series title.