How today has become National Bobblehead Day, and why it should matter to you

This, to us, is still the most unusual bobblehead idea created by a baseball team: Honoring Roy Campanella Night at the Coliseum from 1959, the Dodgers issued this bobblehead of Pee Wee Reese and Campanella, in his wheelchair. There are rare versions of this with Campanella's name inscribed on both characters.

This, to us, is still the most unusual bobblehead idea created by a baseball team: Honoring Roy Campanella Night at the Coliseum from 1959, the Dodgers issued this bobblehead of Pee Wee Reese and Campanella, in his wheelchair. There are rare versions of this with Campanella’s name inscribed on both characters.

There are nine days to go in a Kickstarter.com campaign that aims to get a National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum launched someday in the greater Milwaukee area. Don’t be alarmed too much that the pledge amount total isn’t really close to matching the $250,000 hoped for in this effort.

Embrace the fact that at least 200-plus people think it’s worth happening.

With that, today marks the inaugural National Bobblehead Day. Museum co-founders Phil Sklar and Brad Novak got the Registrar of the National Day calendar to designated January 7 of every year as National Bobblehead Day “to celebrate all spring-connected head bobbing figurines, according to their press release.

“We were surprised to learn that bobbleheads didn’t already have a National Day of their own” said Sklar. “This is the perfect day to jump on board. Since Kickstarter is all-or-nothing, we really need the public’s support to make the Hall of Fame and Museum a reality.”

In the month between writing about this Museum/Hall effort a month ago, I’ve procured a few more bobbleheads for my growing collection, thanks in part to requests at Christmas that were fulfilled by St. Nick.

$T2eC16J,!z!FJ1ZdKW-HBSfoCl()JQ~~60_35There’s still more I want/need/beg for, but haven’t had the gumption to go out and get. I know there’s that Angels hula girl giveaway bobblehead from 2012 that I still haven’t pulled the trigger on, that BobblesGalore.com has marked down to $34.95 and ….

OK, just ordered it. Next.

As part of the National Bobblehead celebration, the Museum/Hall curators have giveaways to promote. Such as: For a limited time, fans can collect a digital trading card set on the Topps BUNT app that honors bobbleheads and the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame. BUNT is available on iOs in the App Store and Android in the Google Play Store.

new ambrinus-BobbleheadPabst Brewery has also released a limited edition (500) King Gambrinus bobblehead, honoring the fictitious King of Beers. Some can be ordered at
http://www.bobbleheadhall.com/king
for a priority purchase.

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