JEFF BAGWELL!!! All-time favorite MLB player is heading to the Hall so I felt like going old school & picking up a newspaper today to read about it. Pretty pumped about this...and it looks like the #nationalbobbleheadday wishes paid off!!! #JeffBagwell#HoustonAstros
Take me out to the ball game! Take me out the fun! Buy me some peanuts and … bobbleheads? That’s right! Bobblehead day is when we celebrate the fantastic development that are bobblehead dolls! Whether you’re buying them for your favorite baseball team, or one of those commemorative presidential bobbleheads, Bobblehead Day is your opportunity to get out there and learn a bit about these iconic toys history! Bobbleheads first came onto the scene over 100 years ago, being composed of a simple doll with a head attached by a spring, creating that signature bobble-head action. The first of these recognizable toys was actually thought to have been created in the mid 1800’s, when plaster cats with bobbing heads were all the rage. In the 1920’s the bobblehead came to sports, each being made exactly like the other. In the 1930’s the love of these died off, only to be reborn in the 1960’s when they started producing custom faces representing the most popular players of the time. Since then the bobblehead craze has never really died down, growing in popularity and design over the ages. While not technically a ‘bobblehead’, hula dancers were an extremely popular rendition of this style of doll, often having two or more spring based joints throughout their design. When plastic bobblehead dolls were created in 1990’s, the industry once more saw a boom that has carried through straight into modern day, with ever more customizable options being presented with each passing year.