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National Bobblehead HOF Offering Negro Leagues Mystery Bobblehead Boxes

For the first time, Negro Leagues Mystery Bobblehead Boxes will be available in the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s Online Store, beginning Friday, February 2 to celebrate Black History Month. The mystery boxes give people the opportunity to get random Negro Leagues Bobbleheads at a discounted price.

Since 2019, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum has worked with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to produce bobbleheads celebrating the players and teams of the Negro Leagues with proceeds going to the NLBM as well as the player's families. The boxes will have a mix of 100 different Negro Leagues Bobbleheads featuring dozens of different players and styles.

Jersey Sporting News readers will have a special opportunity to secure a Newark Eagles Bobblehead. The Newark Eagles are one of the teams included—there is the Vintage BobbleheadRay DandridgeMonte Irvin, and Mule Suttles. To make sure a Newark Eagles bobblehead is in your mystery box, simply put JERSEY in the Special Instructions box at checkout.

"We’re excited to be releasing these special Negro Leagues Myster Mystery Bobblehead Boxes in conjunction with Black History Month,” National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar said. “These boxes will give people a mix of some of our most popular Negro Leagues Bobbleheads from the past five years featuring legends like Satchel Paige, Hank Aaron, Cool Papa Bell and many of the other legends that played in the Negro Leagues making this a perfect opportunity to start a new collection or grow an existing collection.”

This is a special year for the Negro Leagues with the Negro Leagues MLB tribute game at Rickwood Field; the Baseball Hall of Fame Tribute to the Negro Leagues All-Star Game and Voices of Black Baseball Special Exhibit; and the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the first Negro Leagues World Series.

On June 20, Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama, will be the site of a special regular season Major League Baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants. Rickwood Field is the oldest professional ballpark in the United States and former home of the Birmingham Black Barons of the Negro Leagues. On May 25, the Baseball Hall of Fame East-West Classic will feature more than two dozen former big leaguers, with Ken Griffey Jr. and Ozzie Smith among the Hall of Famers who will serve as the East and West teams’ managers and coaches. The game will be part of a weekend celebration as the Museum opens its new exhibit The Souls of the Game: Voices of Black Baseball.

Purchase Mystery Negro League Bobblehead Boxes Beginning Friday

The Negro Leagues Mystery Bobblehead Boxes are available with one ($20), three ($50), or five ($75) bobbleheads per box with an $8 flat-rate shipping charge per order.

Gregg Snyder

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