The latest appearance of my widely used photograph of Baltimore Orioles Catcher, Matt Wieters, came in the form of a bobble head.
The bobble head is modeled after my photograph.
I bought two tickets to the game vs. the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. It was a trip watching all the people react as they received their bobble heads at the front entrance to the stadium. Several people (myself included) simply bought their tickets, took their bobble heads, and left without staying for the game.
It comes in a nicely packaged box on which the actual photograph is printed alongside a cartoon caricature of the Wieters pose.
Apparently these are collectors items. I saw some people leaving with bags full of them. At this moment, there are bids for the bobble head on eBay as high as $39.99.
There is one notable difference between the two versions. Wieters wore number 15 on his jersey last season, when I took the photograph. During the off season, however, he switched to number 32, which he wore during his college career at Georgia Tech. They used 32 on the bobble head.
Overall, it’s an iconic pose, and I think they reproduced it well. Your thoughts?