Description: Chris’s collection largely revolves around the New York Mets and New York-based athletes.
Location: Long Island, NY
Year Collection Started: 2010
Number of Individual Bobbleheads: 400 and counting
Favorite Bobbleheads: Custom wedding cake bobblehead of Chris and his wife Theresa, 3-foot Indians retro Chief Wahoo bobblehead, Pete Rose Bobblehead Hall of Fame Induction, and the now famous supreme court justice bobbleheads that he drove to Washington for after getting a letter following my subscription to the Green Bag Law Journal.
Other Information: His collection has grown through extensive travel around the world and he only adds pieces to his collection if he gets them at a venue, a new city, or with a specific story or meaning in mind. If bobbleheads are not available in certain cities or
countries, Vaccaro will often revert to other collectible figures to fill the collector’s void. His favorite are two Russian nesting dolls – Mets and Islanders themed, which he acquired while on vacation in Prague in 2012. The wedding cake bobblehead depicting Chris and his wife was featured on ESPN’s Mike and Mike. He appreciates more eclectic bobbles, ones that tie history and/or creativity together (a team’s TV broadcaster or mascot doing something unique).