Friday, June 21, 2013

My Father's Day Present

My wife and kids gave up long ago trying to buy me any sports-related items for my birthday, Christmas or other gift-giving occasion.  They don't know what I already have, what I want or how much to pay.

So, for Father's Day this year I was told to buy myself something.  So I did.  I've been watching this item for a long time and decided to take this opportunity to buy it.

This is the original Twins stadium giveaway bobblehead from the year 2000.  It's tough to find any of these for sale, much less an autographed one.  I thought this might be my only chance to find one for quite a while.  And, it's authenticated by JSA.

I also have the Oliva bobblehead from this year, but haven't gotten it signed yet.  I'm not sure why.  I'll have to make that a priority this year.  I also have an unsigned Puckett and have never seen one signed, even though he died six years after this was released.  I don't yet have the Hrbek, but I'll keep my eyes out for that one too.

I think this makes 56 signed bobbleheads in my collection.

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