Bobblehead collectors cause headaches for Dodgers

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The bobblehead giveaways at Dodger home games may have become too popular.   The Daily News reports that the team this season imposed a one bobblehead-per-ticket holder limit to address complaints about shortages and deal with over-zealous souvenir collectors who purchased multiple tickets simply to get more of the figures. The Daily News, which describes Southern California as a “bobblehead epicenter,”  describes how the new policy came into play:

So popular are Dodgers bobbleheads that this season the club was forced to implement a new policy: one bobblehead for each ticketed fan. That’s because some fans would buy up multiple inexpensive bleacher seats entitling them to bobbleheads for each at the gate – and some would even leave with their prized souvenirs without watching the game.

But that also meant thousands of fans left the sold-out venue empty-handed – only 50,000 bobbleheads are produced for each game – and vented their displeasure at the ball club.

The policy will be in place tonight when 50,000 Hanley Ramirez “I See You” bobbleheads will be up for grabs.


  1. Why not just put a link to the article, you didn’t add anything to the story just summarize. Twice I might add.

  2. Was fun holding the bobblehead over the Rockies bullpen after his homerun!

  3. HA! Some rule implementation. I saw people walking away with 10 or more bobble heads as I drove into the stadium last night.

    And 40,000 of them were available not 50,000.

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