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I finally got around to taking some pix of my collection for your
collector's page... I'll send them over in different emails, use which
ever you like. I started collecting about 6-7 years ago, not sure
exactly when anymore. I was an SGA bobble collector, then I picked
up my first vintage and I was hooked from the moment I first laid my
eyes on him. Slowly I ended up selling the sga's, and now only collect
Recently I started collecting the large size kail figurines too and I
also have a near complete set of the CFL Kails. Some of my favorites
would be my round base Mantle (not muscles version), the Warner Brothers
Looney Tunes, and the Italian soccer (Naples) kissing pair.. I make all
the shadow boxes myself, when I get close to completing a set I make the
custom sized box. I still have one more to make for the CFL nodders when
I get closer to completing the set. I'm not exactly sure what to
do with the advertising ones, I'll need an extra large case for
them. For my green base baseball set I collected all the mascots, then
the two flat cap style nodders (Giants & Yankees), then filled the rest
of the teams with black faces, then what ever teams were left with the
regular white guys. I still have gaps to fill in some of the displays,
but I'm getting there...talk soon!
Thanks Joe! Great collection and beautiful display
cases. Well done.
longtime collector from New York sent me photos of his good looking
collection. Many thanks for sharing!
Beautifully displayed, a great cross section of
Vintage Bobbing Heads combined with some other great looking memorabilia.
Thanks and enjoy it!
Collector Don Pichler from
Canada sent along pix of his good looking collection. As you can see he's
got a great mix of Football, baseball, hockey and CFL dolls. Also has lots
of Saskatchewan Roughrider memorabilia. A great looking room!
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| Reds, Twins Enterprises and New Stuff
I've seen lately on your site that you're putting up pictures of people's collections. Would you have any interest in posting collections of more modern dolls? I am a very much into the Twins Enterprise dolls, as these were the ones at the parks when I was young. I nearly have the complete set (as far as I know of) in the very recent gold base series they produced, as well as, a nice array of the green base sets. If you'd be interested in pictures, I'm currently working to organize them in my cases, but here are a couple pictures.
Thanks Jeff! Nice comination of new and old, some of those newer one's look pretty sharp.
| Minnesota Twins and New Stuff
My collection is just getting started but I thought I'd share it anyway since I visit your site so much. I primarily collect Minnesota Twins Stadium Give Away bobbleheads. I started with the tough to get ones, such as the Ecumen and 2000 bobbleheads. I'm slowly dipping into the vintage bobbleheads as well. Someday getting the Minneapolis Twins version white base bobbleheads and the other Minnesota oldies is my ultimate goal.
With three young kids, I hope to have about 5-10 vintage Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause bobbleheads by next Christmas. With their curious hands wanting to explore daddy's toys, I have not yet been able to find a nice and safe place to display my favorites. For now they sit on a make shift shelf high above potential disaster in the basement.
I love watching all the auctions take place too. I keep an extensive price guide of every single vintage and SGA Twins and every vintage Vikings and Gophers bobblehead that has been sold on Nodder Exchange and ebay. If anyone would like to see it they can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are some amazing collections shared on this website, I'd love to see more!!
Thanks for sharing Jamie!
Tom Penzkowski's Collection
Long time collector sent me this email and pix. Great looking collection that he has worked on for years.
Here are some pics of the fellas for the website. I purchased my first bobber in 1980. Bought from Tim Hunter in 1982 when it was just a sales list. I remember passing on all those expensive black dolls at $30 or $40 apiece because "I already have a white Colt 45, that's good enough!" Ahhh hindsight! I'm a long time collector , not the biggest or best collection, but I have a lot of other hobbies and interests too. Although some of those dolls haven't moved much in 25 plus years I've got to put 'em behind glass to keep those little hands and dust off.
Tom Penzkowski Wisconsin
Great looking collection and very nicely displayed! Lots of other neat stuff too. Thanks Tom.
| Rob Greene's SF Giants Collection
First, a picture of my "Giants Room." I won't bore you or your readers with any more views but I do have a lot of other Giants stuff - 120+ game-used bats, 195 pennants, 100's of pinbacks, 100's of paper items, etc., etc. (Note from The NodderExchange - I "made" him send me the rest of the pictures, I love to see other things too!)
Of the Giants bobbing heads, I know I need at least 3 minis, 2 weirdos and a few amalgations of different heads and bases which were mis-matched at the factory. I have a very good buddy who consistently beats me on my "needs," but I figure I'll get them cheaper after his collection is complete!
Thanks for showing my wife how many other obsessed collectors there are out there!
Let me be the first to say, WOW!!! And still happily married...don't let her get away, she's a keeper.
| The Black N Gold Collection
Bob, a diehard Pittsburgh fan sent me the following:
Here's my Steelers and Pirates collection. The first picture has most of my nodders. My two pride and joy nodders are on the top shelf of the first picture, one at each end of the shelf (my grandchildren). As you can see I collect a lot of other black n gold things other than nodders, but nodders are my favorite.
What a great looking room! Some great Bobbing Heads and a slew of other great stuff. Thanks Bob!
| Wedge Bases and Phillies
Here's an email I got from Collector Wayne Stiles..
My nodder collection is quite a bit smaller than some of these great collections but some of them in the collection may be of interest. I collect other areas besides the nodders and specialize in older Phillies and the wedge base nodders. If somebody has a variation I don't have, I'd be interested in hearing about it. Please note again the Seattle wedge base is a paint over. It was a White Sox which is a shame.
Check this out.. Without a doubt the most complete Wedge Base Collection of all.
Includes the White Sox (only one known), Cardinals (probably 3 or 4 out there), two different Dodger bank versions, two Denver Bears versions and 3 of the 5 known Phillies wedge bases. Wow.
Phillies collection isn't to shabby either... If anybody has a variation that he doesn't have, let me know. Thanks for sharing Wayne.
| Vinny From Brooklyn's Collection
Vinnie is a long time collector, his collection numbers over 750 dolls! His Non Sports collection is absolutely spectacular. Check out the pix and you'll find some of the rarest dolls known, including but not limited to the JFK "Bronze, Natural Genie, Subby, Tom Pouce, Six Flags, Dick Tracey, Poll Parrot, NASA Spaceman and many more.
A great addition to our page, many thanks Vinnie!
| The Texas Collection
Received this email and pix from a long time collector from Houston. What a beautiful collection, thanks for letting us check it out!
I sent you photos of my collection for your website by way of Kodak Gallery. Here are a few notes on the collection.
There are 70 different college nodders.
The miniatures are a complete set (minus the Minneapolis variation)
1960-61 Color base baseball is complete.
Green base baseball is complete.
White base baseball is complete including the four superstars. (Mantle, Mays, Maris, Clemente)
Gold base baseball is complete.
Black baseball players is complete. ( 2 Colt 45’s)
1961-63 Square base football is complete.
1965 Ear pads football is complete.
1960 AFL football is complete.
College mascots is complete.
Gold base football is complete.
The only non sports nooder is Big Tex which I placed between Texas and Oklahoma just like on the Texas State Fairgrounds where the game is held.
All nodders in the collection are original. No nodder in the collection has had any repairs. (to the best of my knowledge and I began collecting being extremely vigilant)
Condition was always the top priority over the years and much of the collection has turned over during the years as I upgraded whenever I got the opportunity.
Hope this helps.
| CFL Collector
One of my many friends from Canada has a very extensive Canadian Football League collection which includes these 10 CFL nodders. He's begun a Hockey collection also, starting with minor league dolls.
Love those CFL dolls, very colorful with lots of helmet variations available. Thanks!!
| Superstars and Minor Leaguers
This collector has a small but impressive collection of dolls, he concentrates on collecting superstar dolls and minor leaguers. Included are two Clementes, 3 mantle variations (shoulders, white round base, white square base), Maris, Aaron and 6 different Mays variations (dark face, 2 light faces with bat and ball, correct signature variation, silver sticker example and the gold base). Also has 6 different minor league examples including Denver , Seattle, Portland, Hawaii, Tacoma and a scarce Columbus Clipper 1983 Taiwan doll. Neat little collection.
| Western Theme
A collector from Arizona sent me a picture of his nice little collection. Obviously a "Western motif" to fit in with his other decorations and collectibles. Great idea as many of these nodders were purchased for $50 or less. You don't have to spend fortune to have a nice collection that pleases you...
Feedback welcome !
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