Lebron James Bobblehead

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LEBRON JAMES

Don’t tell the other bobbles this one but this is one of my favorites. However, I got a new round of pretty cool ones but this one will always be up there. There are only 300 of these bad boys made so I’m pretty happy to own one.

I love Lebron James. By far my favorite basketball player but Miami Lebron is my favorite. I don’t care for the team Cleveland. I solely pull for them because of Lebron but when he hit Miami I was esctatic.

And I loved when he first brought out the silencer and made that a thing.

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Not to mention Miami’s uniforms are so much better than the Cavs. These throwback red uniforms are fire. So whenever I saw this bobblehead I had to have it.

People go way out of the way to hate this man. It’s really uncalled for. But no one is hated who isn’t great, remember that. But how could you hate this:

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As I said I went to the 2013 NBA Finals and saw him play. That was awesome. The only time I’ve seen him play but I had to go.

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Now I can only hope that somehow he can find a way to beat the Warriors this year because man do they look tough.

 

PEDRO MARTINEZ BOBBLEHEAD

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PEDRO MARTINEZ

Pedro Martinez might be the nastiest pitcher that I have ever witnessed in the history of baseball. I don’t remember Dodgers/Expos Pedro but the Boston Red Sox Pedro is down right dominate.

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I always loved watching him pitch. Who didn’t? So he was an easy add to my collection. Not to mention, the energy he brought was unparalleled. Nobody could match the level of excitement and enthusiasm he would bring to each and every start.

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TIM DUNCAN BOBBLEHEAD

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TIM DUNCAN

Speaking of Tim Duncan, here he is. No basketball fan can claim to dislike Tim Duncan. He does no wrong. Five championship rings and a San Antonio Spurs rebound away from the Michael Jordan-esque 6-0 Finals record. As a Lebron fan I was glad to see the Ray Allen shot. But damn what a legacy nonetheless.

I’ve always been a big Tim Duncan fan. If I could construct a team of my all-time five he’s definitely my four guy, with Shaq or Hakeem Olajuwon rounding out the five. I’m happy to say that I saw him play in the 2013 NBA Finals. We went to game 2 of that series. I got to see legends such as Duncan, Parker, Ginobili, McGrady, LBJ, Wade, Bosh, and Allen. And I got to see this block.

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But enough about Lebron. Back to Mr. Fundamental.

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DAVID ROBINSON BOBBLEHEAD

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DAVID ROBINSON

I got David Robinson on vacation in 2014 in Orlando at NBA City. It was a toss up between him and Shaq and I ultimately chose David Robinson because of the vintage Spurs colors. I still don’t have a Shaq bobblehead but he’s on my list of future purchases.

As a kid I used to like the duo of him and Tim Duncan so he seemed like a great addition to my collection. And as I said I’m a huge sucker for the vintage Spurs look and that pretty much sold me.

So here’s a gif because I kind of love these things.

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BRIAN MCCANN BOBBLEHEAD

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BRIAN MCCANN

Brian McCann was another E-Bay purchase of mine as well. He was in the midst of a record breaking 2014 bobblehead binge. There’s really not too much to say besides I saw this bobblehead on-line. I liked it so I had to have it. Even though he currently did not play for Atlanta during the time of the purchase. He was still a favorite of mine.

DAVID WRIGHT BOBBLEHEAD

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DAVID WRIGHT

I got David Wright with Aaron Rodgers in South Florida as well. One I bought for myself and the other was a Christmas present from my brother. I can’t remember which was which.

Somewhere among my realm of computers exist a picture of me flicking off a wax figure of David Wright at a wax museum. However, this was in 2007 when the Mets were good and were smoking the Braves. In 2014 my disdain towards them had ceased so I added David Wright to my collection.

My Fictional Starting Rotation

If you are a fan of baseball movies then look no further. I have decided to compile my very own fictional starting rotation. Let’s start with the number five spot.

5) WHITT BASS

“Will I win? Will I win? Will I win, win, win?”

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Gotta love the signature slide.

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“Bass sets, and sets, and sets again.”

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Before Neal McDonough was Damien Darhk running around Central City chasing Oliver Queen, he was Whitt Bass. The beloved, goofy, right-handed pitcher of the California Angels. And that is how I will always remember him.

If this was a contest based on my personal favorite then Bass would be number one. But it is somewhat talent related so he fits in at the number five spot.

4) CARLOS

“I am 12”

The twelve year old, Carlos, will be taking the mound for me in the four spot.

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While he does smoke on the field, get hammered during the games, and appear a lot older than twelve, this guy oozes potential. And at a solid twelve years old, that’s a steal. Hey, he says he’s twelve and has documentation to prove it. Who am I to say he’s wrong?

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Okay. Maybe he’s not twelve. Two-thirds of his competition is completely talentless and he’s throwing off of a mound made for pre-teens. He’s still worth taking a flyer on so he slides into the four spot of my rotation. Plus, look at this guy’s energy and enthusiasm. It’s simply unmatchable.

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3) HENRY ROWENGARTNER

Actual twelve year old, Henry Rowengartner, gets the ball as my game three starter. Let’s just hope for more of this.

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And less of this.

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Seriously, the twelve year old has some filthy stuff with the ability to top a hundred miles per hour with ease. He even strikes out Barry Bonds. Barry Bonds!!!

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As long as his arm is magic and healthy, there’s no stopping this cat. He could and probably should be the number one guy but he’ll have to settle for the three spot. For now.

2) MEL CLARK

I have another angel in my rotation. However, this one gets ranked a little higher. Angel or no angel. I want the ball in Mel Clark’s hands in a big game scenario.

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Even Whitt Bass can’t knock the talent.

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The dude is hammering down shutouts on the brink of death.

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Maybe I only have a year with him before he passes. But who knows, maybe he comes back as an angel to help our team win some games. It could happen.

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1) RICKY VAUGHN

Could I really have a fictional pitching rotation without “the Wild Thing” cracking an appearance?

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The answer is no. And that’s why he is my ace. My game seven starter.

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MY CLOSER: KENNY POWERS

Okay. So maybe this team may never win a game. Ever. But they would make me a lot of hypothetical money. These guys would sell tickets. They all bring passion, excitement, enthusiasm, charisma. And who brings more emotion than the journeyman, Kenny Powers?

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There’s a solid chance that Powers may blow every save. There’s a better chance that him and Carlos fight during each and every game. But there is also the chance that he strikes everyone out and does this. I’m willing to take that risk.

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Aaron Rodgers Bobblehead

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AARON RODGERS

Aaron Rodgers. Where do I begin? You were a 2014 purchase as well. You were purchased in South Florida near Palm Beach. But that’s irrelevant. Do you remember when I was down by 61 in a non-PPR league and all I had left was you and Eddie Lacy? It was the semi-finals of my fantasy league  and I needed a win.

Do you remember me flicking your head back and forth asking if you were gonna do it for me?

I remember Eddie Lacy dropping a TD pass in the end zone that would’ve perfectly gave me the victory by one point.

But on the next possession, never fear, Aaron Rodgers is here. You hit Jordy Nelson for a fifty plus yard touchdown and a victory for John Stoeter. And we went on to cap off my first and only fantasy championship; so for that I thank you.

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Thanks for getting my name on the ax forever to be engraved as your 2014 Fantasy Champion.

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Sincerely, John Stoeter

Lebron James Bobblehead (Heat)

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LEBRON JAMES

The first of the basketball bobbles so of course I had to get Lebron James. I got him shortly after that Upton/Simmons trip in Atlanta. It started with the Fab Five and then I didn’t get another bobblehead for another four years. And then just kinda went ham in the year of 2014. And 15′. And 16′. But Lebron will always be the first NBA bobble in the collection.

Justin Upton Bobblehead

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JUSTIN UPTON

I got this Justin Upton bobblehead during the same trip that I got the Andrelton Simmons bobblehead. At one point in time Justin Upton was my favorite player on the Braves. But those times are over with considering we traded that team. However, he will always have a place in the Stoeter Bobblehead Collection.