Monday, April 30, 2012

Don Drysdale/Maury Wills Bobblehead Contest

Alright people, it's time for a bobblehead contest! This is the first Dodgerbobble/BobblesGalore bobblehead contest of the year and we're going to give away a Don Drysdale/Maury Wills bobblehead to one lucky winner. 

Here are the rules:

(1)You must be a follower of this blog. What does that mean? Your name must be in my list of 'Followers' in the blog sidebar. If you're already a follower, you can win. If you're not a follower, click on the 'JOIN THIS SITE' button in the sidebar. 

(2)You must be a fan of on Facebook or following them on TwitterClick here, and 'LIKE' their Facebook page or follow them here on Twitter.

(3)Answer the three trivia questions correctly. On Monday
, May 7, I'll post three questions here on immediately following the Dodgers/Giants game in a contest post. The first person to answer ALL three trivia question correctly in the comments section of the contest post will win the bobblehead. 

I'm going to try and make these questions a bit harder than they've been in the past. But I will also give you guys a chance to help yourselves a little. Anyone who makes a purchase at Bobbles Galore between now and Monday will only have to answer two of the three questions correctly, and of course be the first commenter to do so. To make a purchase at Bobbles Galore click here.

If anyone has a question about the contest, email me at or comment below.

Good luck!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Don Drysdale/Maury Wills Dual Bobblehead Night

Things didn't start off so great for me last night. When I left home for Dodger Stadium, I was so excited about getting the first bobblehead of the year. But my excitement soon turned into aggravation once I got onto the 5 freeway. It took over two hours to get from home to the game, and I'm only 20 miles away. So when I finally got to my seat, I just wanted to eat a Dodger Dog, drink a cold beer, look at my new bobblehead and enjoy the game.

What a game, huh? The first bobblehead of the year. Bryce Harper's MLB debut. A pitcher's dual between Chad Billingsley and Stephen Strasburg. A comeback win by the Dodgers that ended with a Matt Kemp walk-off homerun! There was definitely a playoff atmosphere.

I got there so late, there were only a few cases of bobbles left

That's Bryce Harper, I swear!

On to the bobblehead. Don Drysdale, who won the Cy Young Award in 1962 and Maury Wills, who won the National League MVP that same year, were honored with a dual bobblehead.  When the box was first handed to me, I was shocked to see the size of it. I knew it was mini bobblehead, but it still seemed pretty small. Once I opened it though, I liked what I saw. Starting with the gold base to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dodger Stadium.  The rest of the paint job is fantastic as well, from the uniform colors to the skin tone, everything is right. The facial features are OK, but I'll give them credit for getting them so close on such a small bobble. The plaques on the grass are a nice touch too. My only complaint besides the size of the dual bobblehead is the bat Maury Wills is holding. It doesn't screw in. For now it seems like it's nice and snug in his hands, but I'll have to keep my eye on it.

Let's take a look:

The next bobblehead giveaway is Orel Hershiser on May 15.

Friday, April 27, 2012

First Look: Mike Scioscia Bobblehead

Picture via
The Dodgers released pictures of one more bobblehead today. This time it's the fourth bobblehead of 2012, former catcher Mike Scioscia. Presented by State Farm, the Dodgers will be giving away Mike Scioscia bobbleheads to the first 50,000 fans in attendance on Tuesday, June 12, when they play the Angels. Of course, Scioscia is the manager of the Angels, so he will be on hand on his bobblehead night. 

We get two views of this bobblehead today, one from the front and another slightly facing to the side. I think this one looks fantastic, just like the first three. 

Picture via @Dodgers

Last Chance To Buy Bobblehead Mini Plan

I just wanted to remind everyone that tomorrow is the first bobblehead night at Dodger Stadium. They'll be giving away Don Drysdale/Maury Wills dual bobbleheads to the first 50,000 fans in attendance. Also, if you haven't purchased your ten-game bobblehead mini plan, you can still do so by clicking here.

From the Dodgers:

Don't miss out! This is yourLAST CHANCE to purchase the 2012 Dodger Stadium Greats Bobblehead Series 10-Game Plan. Featuring the bobbleheads of Dodger Stadium players and personalities, this series is a must for every Dodger fan. Plus, a mini plan is the only way to guarantee tickets to the Vin Scully and Sandy Koufax Bobblehead nights!

2012 Dodger Stadium Greats Bobblehead Series
  • Don Drysdale and Maury Wills - Sat., Apr. 28
  • Orel Hershiser - Tue., May 15
  • "The Infield" - Tue., May 29
  • Mike Scioscia - Tue., June 12
  • Eric Karros - Thurs., June 28
  • Tommy Lasorda and Walter Alston - Sat., July 14
  • Kirk Gibson - Tue., July 31
  • Sandy Koufax - Tue., Aug. 7
  • Fernando Valenzuela - Tue., Aug. 21
  • Vin Scully - Thurs., Aug. 30

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Upcoming Appearance: Justin Sellers

Woohoo! A Dodger appearance in the San Fernando Valley. Meet Dodger Infielder Justin Sellers On Saturday, May 12. 


12:00PM - 1:30PM

$20.00 per Autograph Ticket
$5.00 for Inscriptions and/or personalizations

THE BUY ONE GET ONE FREE autograph ticket offer for this event is LIMITED to the first 50 people that PAY FOR THE TICKETS IN ADVANCE ( One per paying customer ).

Buy one ticket for $20.00 and your 2nd ticket for $15.00 each.


If you have any questions concerning this event or you wish to pay for your tickets in advance please email Derek @ or call (818) 518-0989

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

2012 Angels FanFest

The Anaheim Angels held their FanFest this past Sunday. The event was scheduled to start at 7:00 am, so I headed out to OC with Tom nice and early. We got to the Big A right before the event gates opened and there was already a line of about 100 people or so. First thing we did was hit the autograph lines. There were five to choose from, and we had no idea who was signing. I got in one line and Tom stood in another  just in case mine had a crappy player.

When I got in line I just happened to be standing behind Ryan from RBI Collecting. It was nice to have someone to chat with because the players weren't scheduled to sign until 9:45.  And we were told that those players would not be any of the starters. We were all a little bummed, but there was still a good chance for some decent signers.

Well, 9:45 came and the players started walking to their tables.Each table had two players. Table one had Jordan Walden and Scott Downs, table two had Chris Ianetta and Vernon Wells, table three hadErick Aybar and Maicer Izturis, table four had Bobby Abreu and LaTroy Hawkins and the fifth table had Kendrys Morales and Alberto Callaspo. I was in line for Bobby Abreu and LaTroy Hawkins and Tom had Kendrys Morales and Alberto Callaspo. I had a tough choice to make because I wanted Abreu and Morales. I decided to stay where I was and get Bobby. Abreu signed a ball for me and I got LaTroy on my Snoopy bobblehead.

Bobby signing my ball
Abreu's auto

LaTroy on Snoopy
After I got Abreu and Hawkins, I had time for one more line, so I got into the Erick Aybar/Maicer Izturis line. Aybar, who had just signed a well deserved four-year contract extension a few days earlier, signed a ball for me and Izzy signed my Snoopy bobblehead.

Erick Aybar signing my ball
Aybar on ball
Izturis signing Snoopy
I told Izturis to sign the nose. This is what he gave me.
After the current players were done signing, it was time for some former Angels. While we were waiting, Mark Gubicza was roaming around and chatting with fans and signing autographs.. I already had him on a ball, so this time I got him on a card. Garrett Anderson, Chuck Finley, Jim Abbott, Mike Witt and Clyde Wright just finished a Q&A on the stage then came to the tables to sign. I was able to get Jim Abbott and Chuck Finley on cards.  

Me and Gubby

Hey Abbott!


Overall I think I did alright. I wish some of the bigger names signed, but this wasn't too bad. I also think the whole thing was a bit unorganized. They really need to come up with a better method of getting people to the different stations. I would have loved to have gotten autos from all the players there. One more thing, I wanna give a big shoutout to Dave from David's Autograph Signings. Thanks for all your help Dave!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Jaime Jarrin Bobblehead

Pic via wepurgeubuy Ebay page
Like a lot of Dodger fans, I was surprised the team didn't honor Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrin with a bobblehead for the 50th anniversary of Dodger Stadium. Jarrin has been a huge part of the team's history and seriously deserves a bobble, just like Vin Scully. 

Well, they may not be giving one away at Dodger Stadium in 2012, but there is a Jarrin bobblehead out there. Earlier this week, fellow bobble collector Gabriel made me aware of one on Ebay. When I first saw it, I was pretty excited and decided I was going to bid on it.  I placed seven bids on it myself, when it finally got out of my price range. The bobblehead sold for almost $150. Some lucky Dodger bobble collector out there is now the proud owner of what could be the only Jaime Jarrin bobblehead. Plus, it's autographed!

I don't know much about the bobblehead except what was in the description. It was made for Los Defensores, an LA-based law firm that uses Jarrin in their commercials. It looks like it may be made by PSquared, the company that makes the Dodgers' bobbleheads, but I could be wrong. If anyone has any information on this, please email me or comment below.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Bobblehead Of The Day: Albert Pujols

So my first bobblehead pickup of the year was down in Anaheim. The Angels gave away Albert Pujols bobbleheads to all fans in attendance at Tuesday's game against the Athletics.

Every time I go to an Angels game, I feel like I'm going on an undercover assignment. I dunno, it just feels weird. I tell myself, if I want the bobble, I've gotta make the drive to OC and sit in the sea of red. Now, I'm not gonna rag on Angel fans, but being at an Angel game is about as fun as being at a funeral. Everyone is sitting on their hands. There's no chanting for their team. There's no clapping. There's no excitement whatsoever. It's just plain dull. Kinda like the bobblehead you're about to see.

This Albert Pujols bobblehead is about as mediocre as mediocre gets. It's him in the standard homerun pose. Red jersey, red helmet and him on a red base. Plain and simple. To top it all off, it looks nothing like Pujols. Kloanz missed the mark on this one. But in the end, Albert Pujols is one of the greatest players ever, so I don't mind adding this to my collection.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Another Look At The Infield Bobblehead

Pic via @Dodgers
Just one day after releasing an official picture of the upcoming Orel Hershiser bobblehead, the Dodgers are showing us a nice hi-res pic of the Infield bobblehead, featuing 1B Steve Garvey, 2B Davey Lopes, SS Bill Russell and 3B Ron Cey. I showed a low-res pic of this bobblehead last week, but now that I have better look, I think they've done an amazing job on this one too!  From Garvey's wristband to Davey Lopes' afro to Bill Russells boyish looks and Ron Cey's mustache, everything looks right. Like I've said before, these bobbleheads are getting better and better every year.

Presented by State Farm, the Dodgers will be giving away the Infield bobblehead to the first 50,000 fans in attendance on Tuesday, May 29 when they play the Brewers.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Bulldog Bobblehead

Pic via @Dodgers
The Orel Hershiser bobblehead finally gets an official pic from the Dodgers. And it looks just like the Bulldog. Check out that stare! The NL Cy Young Award plaque is a nice touch as well. 

Presented by Coca-Cola, this bobblehead will be given away to the first 50,000 fans in attendance on Tuesday, May 15, when the Dodgers play the Arizona Diamondbacks.