It absolutely freaks me out how talented the artisans are who individually hand-craft bobblehead dolls.
The patience and skill involved...I think at Northwestern and Stanford you can get a degree in bobblehead.
If they made a tv show about it, the opening would borrow from "Kung Fu", and the student would have to walk across rice paper and snatch the pebble from that old blind dude's hand.
And that's before they can even think about picking up a paintbrush or sitting at a potter's wheel or blowing glass or whatever.
That's my collection up above.
Probably it's worth thousands of dollars.
I'm hoping that "Antiques Roadshow" comes through Chicago, because I know they'll have a bobblehead expert who can tell me for real just how much I'm sitting on here.
But even if we're talking 20 - 30 grand, I'd NEVER sell them.
They mean so much, and I know my children will be thrilled to have these valuable heirlooms.
And I CAN'T WAIT to get the Colvin one tonight!
It says they'll give them away for free to the first 10,000 fans...imagine the time and care that went into making 10 THOUSAND of these things!
They probably started back when Tyler was in highschool or something, just on the chance that he'd make it to the Cubs.
How about Big Z last night?
Man, we could use about 20 starts like that, right?
And my bobblehead-man Tyler Colvin hits the game winning double in the bottom of the 10th!
Cubs 1 Padres nothin'.
Man, looking at the weather, I hope it doesn't rain tonight.
You do not want to be that guy on "Antiques Roadshow" who has to answer "yes" to the question, "Has this bobblehead ever been exposed to moisture?"
ComPLETELY ruins the value.