Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mailday - Cleveland Indians Bobbleheads

It's been a while since I traded cards online. I didn't have much time with my seasonal job and a new semester of school beginning. Now that I have some free time, I can get back to adding cards to my collection.

The only difference for this trade was instead of receiving cards in the mail, I received two new bobbleheads for my collection. They were stadium giveaways from the Cleveland Indians the past couple of years.
  • Mike Hargrove 2011 Cleveland Indians 'Human Rain Delay' Bobblehead
  • Kenny Lofton 2010 Cleveland Indians 'The Catch' Bobblehead
As you can see in the picture at the top, the Mike Hargrove is a lot bigger than the Kenny Lofton bobblehead. I mainly wanted the Kenny Lofton and the Hargrove was just a throw in for the trade.

Hargrove played in the 70s & 80s, which was before my time so I don't know much about him. His nickname was 'Human Rain Delay' because of how much time he took to get ready in between pitches. The bobblehead  shows him fixing his batting gloves and he apparently took forever to get ready.

One of my favorite players growing up was Kenny Lofton. He was one of the best center fielders during the 1990s along side Ken Griffey Jr. He appeared in six consecutive All-Star games and won four consecutive Gold Gloves. This bobblehead portrays 'The Catch' that happened on August 4th, 1996.
B.J. Surhoff of the Baltimore Orioles hit a fly ball deep into center field. It was headed out, but the acrobatic gloveman timed his leap perfectly, and while he was shoulder-high with the top of the fence, he reached over it and grabbed the ball as it was coming down into home run territory. - Wikipedia (Kenny Lofton)
Lofton played for my hometown Dodgers in 2006 and later returned to the Cleveland Indians a few years later. In 2010, he was inducted into the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame.

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  1. Nice pick ups! Love that Lofton.

  2. Thanks Josh, I love the bobbleheads with a fence like the Kemp and Fernando.