Bobble of the Day
Player: Catfish Hunter
Team: Oakland Athletics
I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know shit about Catfish Hunter. He played before I was born and I’ve only heard great things about him. I really like the earlier A’s bobbleheads a lot because they are made well and I love the green and yellow colors. I scored this bobble for several reasons. One, I think the name “Catfish” is a total boss name and second I dig the bright colors on this one.
The bottom of the base is outlined by a green trim with Catfish’s name in raised white letters which really pops. He’s in pitching motion with the dirt underneath him which replicates he’s on the mound. The high green stirrups are killer along with the bright yellow socks. Apparently, this is the 1974 reunion bobble and has the year “74” against the back of the base in yellow with a bright green trim surrounding it. The entire uniform is vintage old school Athletics and the bright colored hat is a very cool feature.
Sniper Rating: The box is retro as and is absolutely flooded with photos and unique sponsors. I love the dark brown wavy hair and the porn star mustache on Hunter. A very cool bobble that will turn heads within your collection. Fairly inexpensive as these only go for around $40.00 on the bay. Nothing short of super unique, Catfish scores a solid 9.0