Bobble of the Day
Player: Willie Mays
Team: New York Giants
Manufacturer: Forever Collectibles
So FOCO came out with a series of Cooperstown Hall of Fame bobbles back in 2004 if I’m not mistaken. They are very similar in pose and design. The entire set is very cool, although there are well over a hundred of them. As of right now, I have close to 60 in the set and I have no plans of finishing the whole line of them. There’s just to many and they take up too much room. Of course FOCO doesn’t have a master list because after all, why would they? Of course they don’t!
Anyway, I chose to highlight this Willie Mays because it’s WILLIE FUCKING MAYS! This one is very hard to come by as the typical lurker on Ebay knows this does not appear to often. The first thing that pops out to me is the National Baseball Hall of Fame museum that surrounds 3/4’s of the base. It’s a fresh look and if you haven’t had a chance to get up to Cooperstown you need to. Willie’s name on the front is not some stupid sticker as it’s raised letter printing which I like. That’s the way it should be. The uniform is detailed with orange and black pinstripes and the facial design is high in quality.
Sniper Rating: This whole set is very unique. FOCO mass produced this line of Cooperstown Collection with a shit ton of players. The whole set is almost near impossible to collect. This Willie Mays is in my top 5 in this set. It’s rare, it’s unique and it’s Willie F’n Mays. I love the box design as well as the Hall of Fame is displayed all around the sides and the color combinations of pale yellow, light blue and red really pop. Willie Mays and his Hall of Fame status gets a 8.5.