Saturday, June 18, 2011

Bobblehead of the Week- Frank Howard

I know that this is typically an Orioles Bobblehead of the Week feature, but partially because I'm behind on my picture taking/cataloging and also since the O's are playing in DC this weekend, it seemed appropriate to show off one of my Nationals bobbleheads this week. So here's a nod towards the O's "rivals", located 38 miles to the southwest down 295.

This Frank Howard bobblehead was given away by the Nationals on Saturday, August 22, 2009 to the first 15,000 fans who came out for the Brewers-Nats game and as you can see, it was part 2 of a 2 bobble set. As far as I can remember, I happened to go to this game and got this bobblehead then, but it took me about a year to finally add the first half of the set to my collection. And I don't have that part scanned, so that's all I'm gonna say about it for now. Stay tuned to a future edition of B.o.t.W. to see part 1. Or just google it if you can't stand to wait.

This bobblehead is pretty well done, and while the face sure looks like Frank, but I think they slimmed down the body to save on shipping costs. "The Capital Punisher" was a big boy at 6'7", 255 lbs, and that doesn't really translate to the bobblehead, which in fact looks quite skinny overall.

Let's Go O's! Try to push the all-time season record against the Nats into the black!


Dodgerbobble said...

This is a great bobblehead. I'm trying to make a trade for one of these right now. Howard is signing over here on July 9 and I would love to get the bobblehead signed.

Orioles Magic said...

Thanks man, I used to have an extra but traded it away last year. Wish I could help you out!