The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, which has plans to open a physical space in Milwaukee this spring about five miles east of Miller Park and just southeast of Marquette University, first created bobbleheads for its “Super Fans” collection in honor of Michael Poll, a Special Olympics manager of the Milwaukee Panthers sports teams. It also functioned as a way to raise money for Special Olympics.
Others added to the group include Dodgers fans Bluehawk and Bobby Crosby, the later commemorating his snowcone catch of a home-run ball in the Dodger Stadium pavilion in 2015. Also featured were McCovey Cove Dave (San Francisco Giants), Ronnie Woo Woo (Chicago Cubs), Front Row Amy (Milwaukee Brewers), Cane Freak (Miami Hurricanes), Soxman (Chicago White Sox) and Zack Hample, the famous ball-hawk from Chicago.
Our story today about how Mercado and two of the organizations is he most passionate about — the Hiccups Pizza Project and the PADRES Contra El Cancer — will benefit from the sales of the bobbleheads.
Also, leading up to Sunday’s National Bobblehead Day, the Bobblehead Museum has started auctions on eBay.com with 10 percent of all proceeds going toward Special Olympics. One if the collections up for bid are a special edition of the five Dodgers 2017 All Star Game participants.