Friday, March 28, 2008

Shasta Bobblehead

This blog likes to cover all kinds of collectibles. A few years ago, one of the biggest trends in collecting was bobbleheads. Every sports team had at least one bobblehead night where you got a free bobblehead for attending the game.

Bobbleheads weren't just for sports. They ranged from Kip's Big Boys to Barry Manilow to Jesus. The quality of the bobbleheads ran from the cheapest thinnest plastic that broke easily and weighed nothing to high quality, extremely detailed products.

Of course the University of Houston had to jump on the bandwagon. One of the UH bobbleheads is the mascot Shasta. Shasta is in a football uniform (no helmet) carrying a football in one hand and an American flag in the other. It is a fairly high quality with quite a bit of detail. Overall, I think it is a very nice collectible.

It was distributed at a UH football game a few years ago and was sponsored by Coca-Cola.

Special thanks go to a generous Coog for donating the Shasta Bobblehead for the blog. I won't mention his name in case he wants his privacy, but he was generous enough to offer the bobblehead and wouldn't even take money for postage. His philosophy is it's just Coogs helping Coogs... something we can all aspire to.

Shasta visiting my office in Las Colinas, TX. I should take her to visit the Conference USA office which is just down the street. And yes, I used "her" despite the football gear. I'm a traditionalist who still believes "Shasta (she hasta) have a winning ball club. Shasta have the best."

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