Minneapolis Miracle Bobblehead Unveiled
Only bobblehead commemorating the Minneapolis Miracle is now available exclusively from the National Bobblehead HOF and Museum.
MILWAUKEE, Wi., August 23, 2018 – This morning, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled an officially licensed, limited edition bobblehead commemorating the Minneapolis Miracle. The bobblehead puts the historic final play of the NFC divisional playoff game between the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints in bobblehead form. The dual-bobblehead features Case Keenum throwing the game-winning touchdown and Stefon Diggs with the football in his outstretched arm running into the endzone and is the first bobblehead for both players. The front of the base features the “Minneapolis Miracle” name that the play quickly became known as, while a scoreboard in the background has a picture of the play, which won the annual ESPY Award for Best Moment.
The bobbleheads, which are individually numbered to only 1,000, are $60 each plus a flat rate shipping charge of $8 per order. The initial production run of 180 bobbleheads are in stock now, and the remaining bobbleheads will be produced and made available for pre-order with December delivery if the initial bobbleheads sell out. The officially licensed bobblehead, which is the only one commemorating the Minneapolis Miracle, were produced exclusively for the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum by FOCO.
On January 14, 2018, the Minnesota Vikings hosted the New Orleans Saints at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Trailing 23-24 after a late Saints field goal, the Vikings had the ball with 10 seconds left at their own 39-yard line, Keenum threw a 27-yard pass to Diggs near the right sideline, where he caught the ball at the Saints’ 34-yard line. Diggs had to leap into the air to catch the pass that was slightly high which caused Saints' free safety Marcus Williams to miss Diggs and collide with cornerback Ken Crawley. Diggs managed to stay on his feet in bounds, and with no Saints players nearby to tackle him he immediately turned upfield and sprinted down the sideline for a touchdown as time expired.
The game was the first in NFL playoff history to end in a touchdown as time expired. Keenum led the stadium in a rendition of the Vikings' "Skol" clap and chant and knelt to end the game on the two-point conversion try after a lengthy delay as the field had to be cleared and players had to be brought out of the locker room for the required extra point attempt.
"The Minneapolis Miracle was one of those plays that gives a sports fan chills and that you remember forever,” said Phil Sklar, Co-Founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. “As soon as Diggs crossed the goal line and after seeing the euphoria at U.S. Bank Stadium, we knew a bobblehead would be a perfect opportunity to commemorate the play forever. This is one of those bobbleheads that fans will hand down to their kids when they tell them about the amazing game.”
About the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum:
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum is finishing set-up of its permanent location, which is expected to open this Fall. The HOF and Museum was announced in November 2014 and hosted a Preview Exhibit in 2016. The HOF and Museum also produces high quality, customized bobbleheads for organizations, individuals and teams across the country. Visit us at www.BobbleheadHall.com, www.facebook.com/BobbleheadHall or www.twitter.com/BobbleheadHall.
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