Cardinals Rally Cat Red Jersey Bobblehead Now Available on Anniversary
Limited Edition bobblehead featuring the St. Louis Cardinals Rally Cat in a red jersey is now available exclusively from the National Bobblehead HOF and Museum.
MILWAUKEE, Wi., August 9, 2018 – This morning, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum announced that the officially licensed, limited-edition bobblehead featuring the St. Louis Cardinals Rally Cat in a red Cardinals’ uniform is now available on the one-year anniversary. On August 9th, 2017, the Rally Cat ran onto the outfield at Busch Stadium. Moments after Cardinals’ grounds crew member Lucas Hackmann captured the cat, Yadier Molina hit a grand slam to take the lead and eventually win the game. The cat, who bit Hackmann while being escorted off the field, became known as the Rally Cat for its role in igniting the Cardinals’ rally.
The limited edition bobbleheads, which are individually numbered to only 1,000, just arrived and ship now. The bobbleheads are $40 each with a flat rate shipping charge of $8 per order. The bobbleheads were produced exclusively for the National Bobblehead HOF and Museum by FOCO and are officially licensed.
The white jersey version was released for pre-sale in February and sold out the day they were released. The Rally Cat isn’t the first Busch Stadium intruder to be immortalized in bobblehead form. Following the Cardinals 2011 World Series title, officially licensed bobbleheads featuring the Rally Squirrel were produced. Those bobbleheads are now very difficult to find, commanding a minimum of $100 each when they pop up on eBay.
“We knew Cardinals’ fans are among the most passionate when it comes to their team and bobbleheads, but we were blown away by how quickly the first edition sold out,” said Phil Sklar, Co-Founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. “We were getting inundated with requests after the original version sold out, and we wanted to make sure more Cardinals fans could have their very own Rally Cat bobblehead, so the red jersey version was put into production and arrived just in time for the one-year anniversary.”
Although the Cardinals didn’t end up keeping the Rally Cat, its instant celebrity status shined the light on animal welfare issues. In addition, the Cardinals hosted a Rally Cat Appreciate Day on August 9th, 2017, and a portion of each ticket was donated by the Cardinals to Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation and St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum donated Rally Cat bobbleheads to the St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach and to Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation to help support the important missions of both organizations.
About the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum:
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum was announced in November 2014. The HOF and Museum hosted a Preview Exhibit in 2016, and is currently finishing set-up of its permanent location, which is expected to open in Fall 2018. 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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