The Charlie Manuel Bobble Contest Winner Is……

Congrats to deal for being the lucky winner of the Charlie Manuel Bobble Head.  Please send me your mailing address so I can get your prize mailed out to you ASAP.  Thanks to everyone that took part in the contest!

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Charlie Manuel Bobble Contest! – NOW CLOSED

During the Phillies Hot Stove Dinner last night, I won a Charlie Manuel bobble head.  Every table had one sitting in the middle and if you were sitting on the chair with a baseball card taped to the bottom you were the lucky person to keep the bobble head.  These were actually stadium giveaways the Crosscutters gave out last summer and they used the leftover bobble heads as centerpieces last night.  Normally I would keep the bobble head for my collection, but I already have this one so I thought why not use it for a contest since I haven’t had one for a long time.  It is in excellent condition and I’m sure there are some Phillies fans out there that would enjoy owning it.

Contest Details:

  • The contest will close Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 7:00 p.m. EST
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post
  • You may enter once per day
  • When entering, please provide a valid e-mail address
  • The winner will be selected at random
  • Once the contest has closed, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them the bobble head for FREE!!!  It will be packed very carefully.

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Schlotzsky’s Comes Through

If you follow me on Twitter you might have seen this last night, but earlier this year I was contacted by a marketing firm asking if I’d like to be part of a promotional campaign for the Schlotzsky’s Restaurant chain.  After I agreed, they sent me a bat holder & three trading cards that you would normally acquire after purchasing a meal at Schlotzsky’s.  All I had to do was send in a creative picture of the cards and in return receive a personalized mini bat.  Yesturday the UPS man dropped off a package from The Cooperstown Bat Company and inside was the inscribed bat.  I was expecting this little skinny thing you normally would see at a souvenir shop, but thats far from what it is.  Its actually about the size of a billy club and looks really cool.

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This is the picture I used for the promotion.  These bobbleheads talk to me and tell me what products to buy 🙂  It might sound crazy, but its true.  Don’t yours do the same?

Flashback Product of the Week: 2002 Pacific Heads Up Football

2002 Pacific Heads Up Football had an interesting concept to it.  Every box came with a bobble head figure as a box topper.  Even though this sounds like a cool idea, collectors really didn’t seem to like it which is why this brand didn’t stick around for too long.  In addition to the bobble head figure, each box came with 18 packs with 6 cards per pack.  You also should pull two quad relic cards per box too.  The bobble heads were each numbered to 1,000 copies and sell for very little on the secondary market.  Pacific made an Update set for the 2002 product and then they went on to produce a few hockey sets like this.  I think the only bobble heads that collectors are interested in would be the ones that are used as stadium giveaways.

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“The Flyin Hawaiian” SGA Figure

Over the last month I have been watching these bobble head figures of Shane Victorino a.k.a The Flyin Hawaiian increase in price.  These were a Citizen Bank Park giveaway this past year.  Before the Phillies won the World Series they were selling for about $30.00.  Now they are selling for almost $100.00.  I think that is incredible considering these were just given away.  I have a Shane Victorino bobble head but its not like this one.  Mine is a dual mini bobble head that features Shane Victorino and Danny Sandoval in their Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Red Barons uniforms which was also a stadium giveaway.  I haven’t seen any of those pop up for sale in a long time.  As you can see, people collect everything 🙂

Stadium Giveaways

I have been to a bunch of games in my life and have received a lot of weird stadium handouts when going through the front gate.  This has to be one of the coolest bobbleheads I have ever received at a game.  This is “Boomer” the Williamsport Crosscutters new mascot.  It was given to the first 1,000 fans at last Friday night’s game.  I was able to pick up three and man am I glad I did.  I can’t believe what one of these sold for.