It was only a matter of time… Dodgers’ phenom Cody Bellinger is getting his very own bobblehead day.
Introducing the @Cody_Bellinger bobblehead presented by Takagi!
First 40K on 9/8 take one home. #LetsGoDodgers
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 7, 2017
Cody Bellinger is a record setting rookie superstar who is just days away from passing the Dodgers’ record for the most home runs by a rookie (Mike Piazza, 35). Cody Bellinger is batting .264 with 32 home runs and 75 RBI’s as he leads the charge for the Dodgers this year. He has successfully been able to perform against both left-handed and right-handed pitchers. That is something that the Dodgers’ rookies have struggled with in the past. It was only a matter of time before the Dodgers rewarded the rookie with his first ever bobblehead day.
— MLB (@MLB) August 7, 2017
Bobbleheads, believe it or not, were actually invented back in the early 1760’s. Originating in China, over the centuries it spread to the United States, where baseball teams used began using them as a promotional product. The most iconic of these was Willie Mays. One of the first baseball bobble heads ever back in 1966. Now, these collector’s items are worth several hundred dollars. So! If you ever find yourself being offered $10 for your bobble head on the way out of a Dodger game, I can guarantee you that person is a collector looking to add onto their fortune collection.
A player like Cody Bellinger, after this historical rookie season, his bobble head could be worth quite a lot one day.
So, if you’re interested in a Belli-Bobblehead, head to the Dodger game on September 8th when they face off against the Rockies.