Saturday, August 14, 2010

Tradin' Bobbles

Way back in mid-July, I worked out bobblehead trades with two fellow bloggers.  I normally end up with extras of most of the Orioles SGA bobbleheads, so I always like to trade them for bobbles that I don't have.  These trades are awesome because they let me add some amazing non Orioles bobbles to my collection. 

First up, I worked out another trade with one of my best blogging trade partners, Zach from the awesome Autographed Cards blog.  He sent me a Zack Greinke and a Dan Quisenberry bobblehead in return for a Cal 2131 bobble and a Frank Howard Washington Senators/Nationals bobble.  The Royals really do a nice job with their bobbleheads, and I specifically like the information they include around the bottom of the bobbleheads. 

This Greinke bobblehead was given away on April 24th of this season in recognition of Zack's 2009 A.L. Cy Young Award.

This Dan Quisenberry bobble was given away on 7/26/08 in the Royals' HOF series.  I really like his fireman's hat (for being the "Fireman of the Year") and I've always been a fan of his since he was a sidewinding pitcher. Dan died at the young age of 45 after succumbing to brain cancer in 1998. 

The second bobblehead trade went down with Josh from the excellent Dodgerbobble blog.  Josh is all about bobbleheads, which is very cool with me.  I sent him a Cal 1983 WS bobblehead and got this awesome Vlad Silver Slugger bobblehead in return.  It was given away in 2006 to commemorate Vlad's 2005 Silver Slugger. 

I've been a fan of Vlad since I saw him play for the AA Harrisburg Senators back in the mid '90s.  I also have a Senators Vlad bobble and was very happy to add another one to my collection.  I really like the excessive pine tar on his helmet and his lack of batting gloves.  They are both unique touches that show that the Angels crafted a very accurate Vladdy.  Josh managed to blog about our trade back in mid-July when it happened, sorry I'm so late to the party man, but it's better late than never right?

Thanks for the trades guys!  I'm always happy to add bobbles to my collection, so if anyone reading this has any to trade, let me know and we can try to work something out!


Dodgerbobble said...

It was great making the trade. Thanks for the Cal bobble. It's now one of my favorites.

I love the Greinke and Quisenberry. Nice pick-ups!

I'd be more than happy to make another trade anytime.

zman40 said...

That Vlad bobble is pretty nice. I love the pine tar helmet and the silver bat. It reminds me of the Scott Rolen golden glove bobble that I have (minus the pine tar).

That was probably the most fun trade that I have made in some time.

Thanks, Ryan!

Dodgerbobble said...

ZMAN - I'm not sure if you got my emails, but if you're still interested in making a trade, let me know.

Orioles Magic said...

Guys- I totally agree, these trades were awesome.

Thanks again!