Let’s See Your Mets Memorabilia: Bobblehead Time! By Carl Aridas
According to Webster’s a bobblehead is a figurine with a disproportionately large head mounted on a spring so that it bobs up and down, often made as a caricature of a famous person.
A noun: bob·ble·head / ˈbäbəlˌhed
Bobbleheads came into my life when the Mets began giving them out during special promotion days. I have to admit, it had to be the pitching or team match ups, because it certainly wasn’t the bobblehead itself that would spur me to attend a game. However, the collection started to grow, and even multiply when one of the children turned to the Dark Side and decided to root for the Evil Empire.
The highlight is clearly Mr. Met, preaching peace, patience and for no one to throw either balls or batheads at any other bobbleheads present.
I have found that there is certainly an educational component to bobbleheads.