Anyway back to Mr. Paige. This figure was a giveaway at a Portland Beavers game in 2002. But I only became aware of it's existence thanks to an unrelated ebay search about two years ago and have looked for it off and on ever since. They don't seem to come up very often and when they do it's usually for around $25-30, which is more than I wanted to pay. So fast forwarding to a couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate to win this one via an auction for around $14 shipping included. It didn't come with the box, which wasn't a big deal. It was nice to see that it looked even better in person as well, since giveaways can sometimes be lacking in quality. It is also much heavier than I would have imagined.
Hopefully the pictures are alright, we have had snow again for the last couple of days which makes for really bad lighting.
I don't if anyone cares, but here are few more angles:
It would have been neat if the Beavers would have done more bobbles for other past players. I personally would have loved to own a Jim Thorpe bobblehead (in 1922 they were his last baseball team).
I got some Starting Lineup's a few months ago off of Sportlots and figured they would sort of fit in with this post. They all came in very beat up packages, but that just meant that they could be had for a much cheaper price. I can't remember the last time I got any SLU's, if I had to guess though, it would have to be around 15-20 years ago. I bid on a few more from this same seller, but these were the only ones that stayed cheap.
These first two are from the Cooperstown line.
Up first is Tris Speaker:
Up next is Buck Johnson (in a very cool Homestead Grays uniform):
Next we move to basketball with this Larry Legend figure:
And finally, Wilt and Kareem from one of the Legends lines:
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