2016 MLB Bobbleheads and Other Stadium Giveaways for Collectors

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

The 2016 MLB bobblehead stadium giveaway schedule is filled with current stars, tributes to Hall of Famers, mascots, Star Wars mash-ups and even an infamous rescue. But they’re not the only promotions of note for collectors. Teams are also handing out things like replica rings, statues, pins and other novelties.

The gnome continues to rise as well. The Mets couldn’t resist the obvious Noah Syndergaard-en Gnome. Even though it doesn’t have the catchy name to go with it, Oakland’s Sean Doolittle gnome is likely to garner more attention thanks to his Metallica shirt and rock-friendly hand gesture.

The majority of 2016 MLB bobbleheads being handed out at games are of your standard variety. Some teams have themes, like Kansas City’s postseason run and Miami’s All-Stars from the past. The Atlanta Braves have one of the more original bobbleheads of the year with one highlighting Chipper Jones’ rescue of a stranded Freddie Freeman, complete with an ATV.

With many teams now doing Star Wars nights, several promotional items are coming from them. The Reds have two different Star Wars bobbleheads in 2016 including one of their mascot, Mr. Redlegs, flying an X-Wing. The Red Sox have a BB-8 baseball for those buying a special ticket for their Star Wars promotion.

Topps has promotions with every MLB team this season, giving away special over-sized cards throughout June and July.

We’ve gone through all the promotional calendars and put together a list of all the 2016 MLB bobblehead stadium giveaways as well as other collector-friendly giveaways you might want to keep a look out for in the months ahead.

2016 MLB Bobblehead Schedule and Other Collector-Friendly Stadium Giveaways

Conditions and limits are noted. Dates and promotions are subject to change. If you notice any additions we haven’t got, please let us know.

In case you missed a giveaway or simply want to know what the item looks like, click on the links to see what’s on eBay.

National League East

Atlanta Braves

23-Apr Skip Caray, Pete Van Wieren “Famous Calls” Bobblehead – 20,000
28-May Chipper Jones, Freddie Freeman “Chipper Rescues Freddie ATV” Bobblehead – 20,000
23-Jun Nick Markakis Bobblehead
30-Jul “Worst to First” 1991 NLCS Rings Replica Rings – 20,000
18-Aug Andruw Jones “Spider-Man Catch” Bobblehead – 20,000
10-Sep Chipper Jones “2000 All-Star” Bobblehead – 20,000
17-Sep Bobby Cox “Carried Off” Bobblehead – 20,000

Miami Marlins

16-Apr Charles Johnson “1997 All-Star” Bobblehead – 5,000
7-May Jeff Conine “1995 All-Star” Bobblehead – 5,000
21-May Kevin Brown “1997 All-Star” Bobblehead – 5,000
22-May Ichiro Suzuki “Hit Counter” Bobblehead – 12,000
4-Jun Mike Lowell “2003 All-Star” Bobblehead – 5,000
18-Jun Luis Castillo “2002 All-Star” Bobblehead – 5,000
25-Jun Moises Alou “1997 All-Star” Bobblehead – 5,000
9-Jul Edgar Renteria “1998 All-Star” Bobblehead – 5,000
23-Jul Dontrelle Willis “2005 All-Star” Bobblehead – 5,000
30-Jul Alex Gonzalez “1999 All-Star” Bobblehead – 5,000
13-Aug Cliff Floyd “2001 All-Star” Bobblehead – 5,000
27-Aug Jack McKeon “2004 All-Star” Bobblehead – 5,000
10-Sep Gary Sheffield “1996 All-Star” Bobblehead – 5,000
24-Sep Jim Leyland “1998 All-Star” Bobblehead – 5,000
25-Sep Marlins Photoball 5,000 kids

New York Mets

30-Apr Noah Syndergaard-en Gnome – 15,000
29-May 1986 World Series Ring Replica Rings – 15,000
31-Jul Mike Piazza Bobblehead
27-Aug Matt Harvey Bobblehead – 15,000

Philadelphia Phillies

17-Apr Josh Harrison Gnome
18-Jun Maikel Franco Bobblehead
15-Jul Frank Sinatra Bobblehead – 1,500 (requires special Italian Heritage ticket)
16-Jul WB Mason Truck
21-Jul Phillies Master Phanatic Bobblehead – 5,000 (requires special Star Wars Night ticket)
14-Aug TBA Phillies Wall of Fame Fathead

Washington Nationals

23-Apr Racing President Teddy Roosevelt Window Cling Plush Doll – 20,000
11-May Bryce Harper “MVP” Bobblehead – 25,000
23-May Max Scherzer “Ho-Hitter Part 1” Bobblehead – 25,000
27-Jun Jayson Werth and Pet Figurine – 20,000
3-Jul Racing President Bobblehead – 25,000
5-Jul Bryce Harper Chia Pet – 20,000
19-Jul Dusty Baker Bobblehead – 25,000
26-Aug Max Scherzer “No-Hitter Part 2” Bobblehead – 25,000
9-Sep TBA Fans’ Choice Bobblehead – 25,000
30-Sep Nationals-Branded Donkey or Elephant “Election Night” Figurines – 10,000 each

National League Central

Chicago Cubs

30-Apr-2016 Ron Santo Replica Statue – 10,000
5-Jul-2016 Anthony Rizzo “Tarp Catch” Bobblehead – 10,000
20-Jul-2016 Jake Arrieta Bobblehead – 10,000
1-Aug-2016 Kris Bryant Bobblehead – 10,000
16-Aug-2016 Joe Maddon Bobblehead – 10,000
16-Sep-2016 TBA Bobblehead – 10,000

Cincinnati Reds

23-Apr Joey Votto “Super Hero” Bobblehead – 25,000
6-May Yoda Bobblehead – Special Ticket Required
7-May Mr. Redlegs X-Wing Bobblehead – 25,000
21-May Ken Griffey Jr. Dual Reds/Mariners Bobblehead – 25,000
11-Jun Reds Garden Gnome – 25,000
16-Jul Zack Cosart Bobblehead – 25,000
17-Jul Reds Baseball Card Set – Kids 14 and under
3-Sep TBA Bobblehead – 25,000

Milwaukee Brewers

10-Apr 1980s Vintage Brewer Bobblehead
1-May Ryan Braun “Franchise Home Run Leader” Bobblehead
29-May Bernie “Paint Your Own” Bobblehead – Kids 14 and under
11-Jun Gorman Thomas Star Wars Stormtrooper Bobblehead – Special ticket required
12-Jun Hank Barking BobbleHank
26-Jun Greg Vaughn “1990s Bobblehead” Bobblehead
28-Jun Topps Baseball Cards
9-Jul Jeremy Jeffress, Jimmy Nelson, Will Smith, Taylor Jungmann Ghostbusters Bobblehead – Special ticket required
10-Jul Bob Uecker Talking Alarm Clock
31-Jul Jimmy Nelson Bobblehead
14-Aug Craig Counsell “Player/Manager” Bobblehead

Pittsburgh Pirates

17-Apr Josh Harrison Gnome – Kids 14 and under
21-May Pirate Parrot “Raise the Jolly Roger” Bobblehead – 20,000
23-Jun Gerrit Cole Bobblehead – 20,000
11-Aug Jung Ho Kang Bobblehead – 20,000
21-Aug W.B. Mason Truck – Kids 14 and under
10-Sep Francisco Liriano Bobblehead – 20,000
11-Sep Buildable Dugout OYO – Kids 14 and under

St. Louis Cardinals

15-Apr Replica Busch Stadium III – 30,000
16-Apr Adam Wainwright Bobblehead – 30,000
30-Apr Trevor Rosenthal (with sound chip) Bobblehead – 30,000
6-May 1946 World Series Ring Replica Ring – 30,000
20-May Yadier Molina Garden Gnome – 30,000
3-Jun Replica 2006 World Series Trophy – 30,000
4-Jun Adam Wainwright, Yadier Molina “The Final Out” Bobbehead – 30,000
15-Jun Michael Wacha Topps Baseball Card – 30,000
1-Jul 1926 World Series Ring Replica Ring – 30,000
16-Jul TBA 2006 World Series Player Ring Replica Ring – 30,000
22-Jul Matt Holliday Bobblehead – 30,000
6-Aug Vintage Cardinals Bobblehead – 30,000
26-Aug Bob Gibson Red Jacket Replica Statue – 30,000
27-Aug 2016 Cardinals HOF Plaque – 30,000
9-Sep Eddie Gaedel Bobblehead – 30,000

National League West

Arizona Diamondbacks

23-Apr A.J. Pollock Bobblehead – 20,000
2-Jul Paul Goldschmidt Bobblehead – 20,000
6-Aug Zack Greinke Bobblehead – 20,000
17-Sep David Peralta Bobblehead – 20,000

Colorado Rockies

10-Apr Nolan Arenado “Diamond Leader” Bobblehead – 20,000
25-Jun Baseball Card Packs, Rox Card
23-Jul Charlie Blackmon Star Wars Bobblehead – 20,000
6-Aug DJ LeMahieu Ghostbusters Bobblehead – 20,000
21-Aug Nolan Arenado Gold Glove Miner Bobblehead – 15,000
4-Sep Carlos Gonzalez Bobblehead – 15,000

Los Angeles Dodgers

25-Apr Clayton Kershaw Bobblehead
30-Apr Justin Turner Chia Pet
9-May Pee Wee Reese Retired Numbers Pin #1
14-May Replica Stadium
25-May Adrian Gonzalez Bobblehead
4-Jun Don Sutton Retired Numbers Pin #20
8-Jun Don Newcombe Bobblehead
16-Jun Duke Snider Retired Numbers Pin #4
22-Jun Dusty Baker Bobblehead
2-Jul Ron Cey, Steve Garvey, Pedro Guerrero “1981 Tri-MVP” Bobblehead
5-Jul Roy Campanella Retired Numbers Pin #39
7-Jul Walter Alston Retired Numbers Pin #24
26-Jul Kenta Maeda Bobblehead
31-Jul Jim Gilliam Retired Numbers Pin #19
8-Aug Jackie Robinson Retired Numbers Pin #42
9-Aug Howie Kendrick Bobblehead
14-Aug Magic Johnson Gnome
25-Aug TBA Bobblehead
4-Sep Sandy Koufax Retired Numbers Pin #32
7-Sep Don Drysdale Retired Numbers Pin #53
20-Sep TBA Bobblehead
22-Sep Tommy Lasorda Retired Numbers Pin #2

San Diego Padres

1-Jul Hall of Fame Coffee Table Book
15-Jul Wil Myers Ghostbusters Bobblehead – Special ticket required
18-Aug Superhero-Themed Bobblehead – Special ticket required
8-Sep Star Wars-Themed Bobblehead – Special ticket required

San Francisco Giants

23-Apr Matt Duffy Bobblehead – 40,000
7-May Brandon Crawford Silver Slugger and Gold Glove Bobbleheads – 40,000 (get either Silver Slugger or Gold Glove)
25-Jun Madison Bumgarner Bobblehead – 40,000
31-Jul Bruce Bochy Garden Gnome – 30,000
13-Aug Gaylord Perry Replica Statue – 20,000
14-Aug Hunter Pence Solar Bobblebody – 20,000
28-Aug Mike Krukow “30th Anniversary of 20-Win Season” Bobblehead – 40,000

American League East

Baltimore Orioles

9-Jul Manny Machado Garden Gnome
10-Jul Jumbo Topps Baseball Card – 20,000
20-Aug TBA Bobblehead – 25,000
17-Sep TBA Bobblehead – 25,000

Boston Red Sox

12-Apr David Ortiz 500 Home Run Necklace – 15,000
19-Apr Mookie Betts Bobblehead – 15,000
9-May BB-8 Baseball – Requires special ticket
10-May David Price Bobblehead – 15,000
24-May David Ortiz Canvas Print – 15,000
14-Jun Jason Varitek Bobblehead – 15,000
19-Jul Brock Holt Pet Brock – 15,000
9-Aug David Ortiz Talking Bobblehead – 15,000
30-Aug Xander Bogaerts Bobblehead – 15,000

New York Yankees

23-Apr Babe Ruth Bobblehead – 18,000
10-May Alex Rodriguez Replica Bat – 10,000
24-Jun Mickey Mantle “Triple Crown” Bobblehead – 18,000
25-Jun Masahiro Tanaka Topps Baseaball Card
7-Aug Didi Gregorius Bobblehead – 18,000
27-Aug W.B. Mason Yankees Truck – 18,000, Kids 14 and under
8-Sep Yankees Peanut Bobblehead – 18,000
10-Sep Dellin Betances Bobblehead – 18,000
1-Oct Roger Maris Bobblehead – 18,000

Tampa Bay Rays

16-Apr Kevin Kiermaier “Platinum Glove” Bobblehead
30-Apr Chris Archer “K-Counter” Bobblehead
11-Jun Chris Archer “Stormtrooper” Bobblehead
17-Jul Kevin Kiermaier “Claus” Bobblehead – Kids 14 and under
6-Aug Evan Logoria Solar Gnome
21-Aug Raymond and DJ Kitty Dual Bobblehead – Kids 14 and under
3-Sep TBA Fan Vote Bobblehead
25-Sep DJ Kitty Toothbrush Holder – Kids 14 and under

Toronto Blue Jays

24-Apr-2016 Josh Donaldson Bobblehead – 20,000
29-May-2016 Carlos Delgado, Jose Bautista, Vernon Wells Bobblehead – 20,000
14-Jun-2016 Swing Into Summer Safety Baseball Card Set – 25,000
3-Jul-2016 Troy Tulowitzki Bobblehead – 20,000
24-Jul-2016 Kevin Pillar Bobblehead – 20,000
14-Aug-2016 Dave Steib, Pat Hentgen, Roy Halladay Bobblehead – 20,000

American League Central

Chicago White Sox

23-Apr Jose Abreu Bleacher Creature Plush – 20,000
7-May Chris Sale “K-Counter” Bobblehead – 20,000
12-Jun Southpaw Topps Card
27-Aug Southpaw Star Wars Bobblehead – 20,000

Cleveland Indians

9-Jul Yan Gomes Bobblehead – 12,500
10-Jul W.B. Mason Truck
30-Jul Jim Thome Bobblehead – 15,000
13-Aug Bob Feller Bobblehead – 12,500

Detroit Tigers

23-Apr Retro Bobblehead – 10,000
24-Apr Baseball Card Team Set – age 14 and under
8-May Miguel Cabrera “Mighty Miggy” Children’s Book – age 14 and under
17-May Ian Kinsler Bobblehead – 10,000
25-Jun Justin Upton Topps Baseball Card
16-Jul JD Martinez Bobblehead – 10,000
17-Jul Jose Iglesias Bobblehead – age 14 and under
7-Aug Miguel Cabrera Miggy Bank – age 14 and under

Kansas City Royals

Bobbleheads have a postseason theme.

23-Apr World Series Trophy Replica Trophy – 20,000
14-May Ned Yost Bobblehead – 20,000
18-Jun Kendrys Morales Bobblehead – 20,000
25-Jun Alcides Escobar Bobblehead – 20,000
24-Jul Wade Davis Bobblehead – 20,000
3-Sep Salvador Perez Bobblehead – 20,000

Minnesota Twins

18-Jun Miguel Sano Bobblehead – 10,000
23-Jun Glen Perkins Topps Baseball Card
2-Jul Ervin Santana Bobblehead – 10,000
16-Jul Torii Hunter “Twins Hall of Fame” Bobblehead – 10,000
17-Jul Torii Hunter and John Gordon “Twins Hall of Fame” Pins – 5,000
30-Jul Miguel Sano Globe – 10,000
31-Jul Twins Vintage Bobblehead – 10,000

American League West

Houston Astros

7-May Dallas Keuchel “Cy Young/Gold Glove” Bobblehead – 10000
4-Jun Colby Rasmus “2015 Postseason Celebration” Bobblehead – 10000
17-Jun Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, Dallas Keuchel “Jedi Council” Star Wars Bobblehead – Requires Special Ticket
2-Jul Carlos Correa “Rookie of the Year” Bobblehead – 10,000
23-Jul Evan Gattis Gnome – 10,000
27-Aug Jose Altuve “Gold Glove/Silver Slugger”Bobblehead – 10,000
10-Sep George Springer “Outfield Wall Catch” Bobblehead – 10,000

Los Angeles Angels

7-Apr Mike Trout and Albert Pujols Bobblehead
20-May Mike Trout “Wall Catch” Figurine
11-Jun Mike Trout Topps Baseball Card
15-Jul Rally Monkey “’70s Groovy” Plush
18-Aug Hello Kitty Plush
16-Sep Mickey Mouse Replica Statue

Oakland Athletics

30-Apr Sean Doolittle “Metallica” Gnome – 15,000
28-May Josh Reddick Bobblehead
16-Jul Hello Kitty Bobblehead
3-Sep Jose Canseco “Rookie of the Year” Bobblehead – 15,000

Seattle Mariners

30-Apr Nelson Cruz Bobblehead – 20,000
14-May Kyle Seager Bobblehead – 20,000
24-Jun Felix Hernandez Bobblehead 20,000
28-Jun Kyle Seager Over-Sized Topps Baseball Card and Packs – Kids 14 and under
16-Jul Robinson Cano Bobblehead – 20,000
5-Aug Ken Griffey Jr. “Hall of Fame” Bobblehead – 20,000
6-Aug Ken Griffey Jr. Hall of Fame Plaque – 20,000
21-Aug Taijuan “Sky” Walker Star Wars Bobblehead – 20,000

Texas Rangers

19-Apr Jeff Banister “AL Manager of the Year” Bobblehead – 15,000
14-May Rougned Odor Bobblehead – 15,000
29-May Blue Dot Bobblehead – 15,000
9-Jul Shin-Soo Choo Lunchbox – 7,500, age 13 and under
10-Jul Cole Hamels Bobblehead – 15,000
30-Jul Franchise Four Quad Bobblehead – 15,000
31-Jul Green Dot Bobblehead – 15,000
14-Aug Adrian Beltre Bobblehead with Removable Helmet – 15,000
27-Aug Elvis Andrus “Landrus Calrissian” Star Wars Bobblehead – 15,000
3-Sep Red Dot Bobblehead – 15,000

Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks.

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Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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5 comments

  1. David Wylesky 21 April, 2016 at 22:44

    The Jake Arrieta bobblehead is a CY Young bobble. The kid’s “paint your own” bobblehead is a mascot Bernie available to kids 16, not 14 and under.

  2. Larry Behringer 29 April, 2016 at 08:30

    The Cardinals have added a David Eckstein bobblehead on October 1, 2016 – 30,000

  3. Keith S. 2 June, 2016 at 06:57

    PHILLIES:

    7/21-Master Phanatic (Jedi) bobblehead-1st 5000 that order tickets with special code. Star Wars Night

    7/15-Phillies Frank Sinatra bobblehead-1st 1500 that order tickets with special code. Italian Heritage Night.

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