Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Pre-Order Your Hanley Ramirez "I See You" Bobblehead

The Dodgers will be giving away Hanley Ramirez "I See You" bobbleheads on Tuesday, April 30. For those of you who can't make it to Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, is giving you an opportunity to pre-order one today. You can make that purchase by clicking here.

Also, if anyone out there is looking for a certain Dodger bobblehead, has set up a page specifically for Dodger Stadium giveaways and all those hard-to-find Dodger bobbleheads. You can check that out by clicking here.

Monday, April 22, 2013

2013 Topps Hanley Ramirez Chasing History Autograph

I got a little bit of a late start buying up 2013 baseball cards. The last couple of years I bought up as much as I could as soon as new product came out. This year I decided to take a different approach by waiting. In a couple of cases I've gotten some great deals by being patient.

One of those deals was this 2013 Topps Hanley Ramirez Chasing History autograph. I really wanted to pick up a Hanley certified auto when he joined the Dodgers last year, but decided to hold out til one was released with him in a Los Angeles uniform. 

Hanley, who has been on the disabled list since tearing a ligament in his right thumb while playing in the World Baseball Classic, took batting practice in Baltimore last week and is trying to return in time for his bobblehead night on April 30

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Luis Cruz Dodger Bobblehead - Cruuuuuz!

I know a lot of Dodger fans were wondering why the team didn't give Luis "Cochito" Cruz a bobblehead in 2013. After putting up some good numbers and becoming a fan favorite in 2012, it seemed like giving him a bobble was a no-brainer. 

Well, the Dodgers may not have given Luis a bobble, but the people at did. There are only 144 of these limited edition Forever Collectibles bobbleheads available. The gloved Cruz bobble stands in a defensive position atop a Dodger pennant base and each one is individually serial numbered to 144.

The Luis Cruz bobblehead, which will be available in July, can be pre-ordered now by clicking here. They're $35 each, but readers can use the promo code bobblesgalore10 for a 10% discount.  

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Trade With Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle

I've had six opportunities to get the autograph of Dodger  pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu. All six times the Korean rookie has either denied me, skipped over me or in the case of Dodgers FanFest I happened to be in the wrong line. So when my boy Greg from Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle was able to get the Ryu sig at FanFest, I saw an opportunity to get the autograph that had eluded me so many times.

Now, I didn't want to mess around because I knew Greg had waited a long time in the hot Dodger Stadium parking lot before he got Ryu's auto, so I immediately offered to overpay for the sweet spot signature. I gave up quite a bit, but I honestly didn't mind trading so much because it's one less autograph I have to worry about getting this year. You can see everything I sent Greg here.

Besides the Ryu sweet spot auto, Greg was nice enough to include a beautiful 2012 Prime Cuts Matt Kemp/Clayton Kershaw jersey/bat card.

Thanks again to Greg for this great trade. Even though it took a few weeks get done, it was well worth it. I can't wait for the next one!

Bobblehead Preview: Matt Kemp

Last week the Dodgers released the image of 2013 bobblehead #2, Matt Kemp. Presented by United Healthcare, this bobblehead will be given to the first 50,000 fans in attendance on Tuesday, May 14 when the Dodgers play the Washington Nationals.

I'm really diggin' Matt's signature homerun swing on this bobble. And even though I hate that the Dodgers are giving away 10 more bobbleheads this year, I can never get enough Matt Kemp items, so I'm not hating on this one.