Bobble Bulletin: Sister Mary Jo Gets Her Own Bobblehead; Museum Plans; New Issues; Auction Update By Phil Sklar
Sister Mary Jo, who became an internet sensation after tossing the first pitch at the Chicago White Sox game on Saturday, is getting her own bobblehead.
Sister Mary Jo, who teaches theology classes for sophomores and juniors at Marian Catholic, was selected by the school to throw out the ceremonial first pitch as part of the school’s “Night with the White Sox” at Chicago’s Guaranteed Rate Field.
Sobieck confidently walked to the pitcher’s mound wearing a traditional habit and white Marian Catholic High School jersey with #60 on the back celebrating the school’s 60th Anniversary. She was so confident that she did an arm-bounce trick before her first pitch, which was a perfect strike.
Produced in conjunction with Marian Catholic, the bobblehead is available for pre-order in the Hall of Fame and Museum’s Online Store. The bobbleheads cost $25 each plus a flat rate shipping charge of $8 per order and are expected to arrive in December.
Plans continue for the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee—but into each life a little rain must fall. Or in this case, a sprinkler system.
Shortly after our last update, the Hall of Fame and Museum received an unfortunate surprise—the requirement to install a sprinkler system. Installing one in an older building isn’t easy and takes a lot of patience, but the work is finally underway and is expected to be completed in early September. In the meantime, nearly everything has been set up, and that process is nearly complete. All the exhibits and interior signage will be going up soon as well. Expectations are the facility will open in the fall.
The concept of a National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum was announced in November 2014 with the goal of having a one-of-a-kind experience featuring bobbleheads from all genres and periods as well as dozens of exhibits related to bobbleheads.