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.