As you know, Opening Day at Wrigley Field was scheduled for today with the Cubs set to host the Pittsburgh Pirates for the Cubs’ home opener. However, the start of the MLB season has been pushed back indefinitely as a result of the coronavirus.
In honor of the home opener, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled officially licensed, limited edition dual bobbleheads celebrating the Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers rivalries. The dual bobbleheads each feature Cubs mascot Clark, squaring off with the opposing mascots — Fredbird for the Cardinals and Bernie Brewer for the Brewers. The bobbleheads were produced exclusively for the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum by FOCO, an official licensee and manufacturer of MLB merchandise.
Each bobblehead is individually numbered to 1,000 and they are only available through the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s Online Store and at the Museum when it re-opens, while supplies last. The bobbleheads are $60 each plus a flat-rate shipping charge of $8 per order and are available now.
The Museum thought it was important to move forward with this previously scheduled release because fans need something to enjoy during these unprecedented times, and bobbleheads make millions of fans smile each year. The bobbleheads will hopefully remind people that the baseball season will eventually begin, and we’ll appreciate it even more when we can sit back and enjoy America’s pastime! Lastly, the impact of the coronavirus on small businesses is going to be significant, so the proprietors of the Museum are doing everything they can so their employees can continue working remotely while the Museum is closed.
These are definitely fun and enjoyable and in the absence of baseball, you can order them via the links above. Full disclosure, the Bobblehead Museum folks sent me samples of these bobbleheads. Some assembly required.