One of the biggest bummers of the 2020 season — aside from the obvious myriad of options — is that a lack of fans in the stands meant no promotional giveaways. Those giveaways often yielded truly delightful one-of-a-kind (usually themed) bobbleheads.
If you’ve been to in person games at just about any stadium, you might have been lucky enough to attend on a bobblehead day (this is how I own a Danny Duffy Royals bobblehead with his dog included. Yes, the dog’s head also bobbles.)
In the time-honored tradition of ridiculous and delightful bobbleheads, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, is releasing this incredible, unique Al Kaline bobblehead, which shows Tigers legend Al Kaline... riding an actual tiger.
This thing is majestic. It’s a standout. It’s delightful, and a bit crazy, and kind of just amazing.
In a press release from the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, they explain a bit more about this unique creation, manufactured by FOCO, which is available to purchase here.
This morning, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled an officially licensed bobblehead of Detroit Tigers legend, Al Kaline, riding a tiger. The bobblehead is the newest in the very popular “Riding” bobblehead series and celebrates the Hall of Famer known as “Mr. Tiger” who passed away earlier this year. The bobbleheads were produced for the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum by FOCO, an official licensee and manufacturer of Detroit Tigers and MLB merchandise.
Each bobblehead is individually numbered to 2,020 and they are available through the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s Online Store. The bobbleheads, which just arrived, are $40 each plus a flat-rate shipping charge of $8 per order.
“We’re excited to release this bobblehead commemorating Al Kaline, who is regarded as one of MLB’s all-time greats and will always be beloved by Tigers fans everywhere,” National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar said. “We thought having ‘Mr. Tiger’ riding a tiger would be a great way for fans to show off their admiration for Al.”
The bobbleheads are limited edition with only 2,020 made.
You can purchase your bobblehead here.
Will you be adding one of these to your collection of Tigers memorabilia?