Kentucky Wildcats championship bobblehead unveiled By WKYT News Staff
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled a limited edition Kentucky Wildcats bobblehead commemorating Kentucky’s eight NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championships.
Each bobblehead is individually numbered to only 216, and they are only available at the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s online store.
The Kentucky bobblehead is part of a series of bobbleheads commemorating 12 Division 1 Schools that have won multiple NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championships. These bobbleheads mark the first bobbleheads to commemorate each school’s championships. Each bobblehead features the school’s current mascot with replica NCAA National Championship trophies as well as a backing that lists the years of each school’s championships. Only 15 teams have won multiple championships.
The schools produced in this series include: Kentucky Wildcats (8 Championships), North Carolina Tar Heels (5 Championships), Connecticut Huskies (4), Louisville Cardinals (3), Kansas Jayhawks (3), Villanova Wildcats (2), North Carolina State Wolfpack (2), Michigan State Spartans (2), Oklahoma State Cowboys (2), San Francisco Dons (2), Cincinnati Bearcats (2) and Florida Gators (2). The only schools with multiple championships not produced in this series were Indiana, which doesn’t have a mascot and UCLA and Duke, due to licensing issues. The Louisville, North Carolina and Villanova bobbleheads all sold out within a few days of being released.
"We’re excited to release this awesome Kentucky Bobblehead commemorating the winningest program in College Basketball,” said Phil Sklar, Co-Founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. “Given the excitement for basketball in the state of Kentucky and the response we saw for the Louisville Bobblehead, we don’t expect these to last long.”
"We designed these to be the ultimate memento for each of the school’s biggest fans,” said National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum Co-Founder and President, Brad Novak. “These will be cherished collectibles that bring back great memories of Championship seasons.”
The bobbleheads, which are officially licensed, are in stock and ready to ship now. The bobbleheads are $40 each, with flat rate shipping of $8.