UMBC Upset Commemorative Bobblehead Unveiled

Bobblehead commemorating UMBC’s historic upset now available for pre-order in the National Bobblehead HOF and Museum Online Store.
Milwaukee, WI – May 18, 2018 – This morning, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled the rendering for an officially licensed bobblehead commemorating UMBC’s historic upset in the 2018 NCAA Tournament. The bobblehead features UMBC’s mascot, True Grit, standing on a stack of newspapers with the front-page exclaiming “UMBC Does the Unthinkable! #16 Topples #1 Seed for 1st Time in Men’s Tourney”. True Grit is holding a sign that says, “U Must B Cinderella”.
The bobbleheads are available for pre-order in the Hall of Fame and Museum’s Online Store and cost $35 each plus a flat rate shipping charge of $8 per order. Each bobblehead will be individually numbered and come in a collector’s box. They bobbleheads are scheduled to arrive in August 2018. They will also be available from the UMBC Bookstore when they arrive.
UMBC became the first 16 seed to defeat a 1 seed in Men’s Basketball NCAA Tournament history when they shocked the world and took down the overall #1 seeded Virginia Cavaliers. The Retrievers defeated Virginia by a score of 74-54 at a game played at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The nation quickly fell in love with UMBC and their Cinderella story, as the Retrievers pushed the all-time NCAA Tournament record for 16 seeds to 1-135. It also marked the first-ever win in the NCAA Tournament for the Retrievers.
“The Retrievers’ performance shows that with hard work and determination, anything is possible,” said Phil Sklar, Co-Founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. “This bobblehead is the perfect way to commemorate UMBC’s historic accomplishment for the school’s fans, alumni and staff as well as college basketball and sports fans who jumped on the Retriever bandwagon and will forever remember the ultimate Cinderella!”
The bobbleheads, which are being produced by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, are officially licensed by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
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 planning for a permanent location, which is expected to open this spring. The HOF and Museum also produces high quality, customized bobbleheads for organizations, individuals and teams across the country. Visit us at, or