I’m on a roll finding other blogs that are announcing Josh Hamilton type things. It would be nice if I could find them myself, but there are lots of people out there who do a lot of the leg work and keep things up to date for a wide variety of topics – and that makes it possible for me to cull the Hamilton specific items and post them here.
The most recent event – Waiver Sharks has gotten ahold of the Rangers 2009 Stadium Giveaway schedule, and found a Josh Hamilton bobblehead day on. As you may have guessed from the title – its May 16, 2009 when the Rangers take on the Angels. The first 20 000 fans get a Hamilton bobblehead.
Hamilton has a minor league bobblehead – it was issued when he played in Durham, and I run across it quite frequently in my eBay searches. There are white and grey variations of that one. No word on any variations with the Rangers version yet. Waiver Sharks speculates on the possibility of a tattooed and un-tattooed version. I’d hope they don’t go that far with it. Hamilton may hate his tattoos, but they are a part of who he is. Plus, most bobbleheads all look the same – at least the tattoos would make his stand out a bit. My suggestion for a variation – the more common version should be a Rangers uni, and then the limited (say 10% of the run) version should be him in his Home Run Derby jersey.
In the middle of May, I will likely be scoping this out on eBay to add to my collection, depending on how it looks. An untattooed version would lose major points with me.