The Chicago Cubs are starting to build something great on the north side of town.

The team is winning, and it looks like a fun time to head to Wrigley Field, especially if you like to collect bobbleheads.


I don't collect many things, but I enjoy a good bobblehead.

Interestingly, the connection between baseball and bobbleheads has quite a history.

The first mass promotion of bobbleheads occurred during Major League Baseball's World Series.

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Photo by Joey Kyber on Unsplash
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The bobbleheads were made of paper mache and imported from Japan.

Since then, they have become a significant collectible for baseball fans and picked up steam in the 60s.

Bobbleheads went out of style in the 70s.

Some 20-30 years later, bobbleheads launched back into popularity after the San Francisco Giants created a unique Willie Mays figurine for a 1999 giveaway.

Bobblehead collecting has been big business ever since.

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Nowadays, many baseball teams, including the beloved Cubs, have bobblehead days.


For this year, the Cubs are holding six different opportunities to pick up a bobblehead, and they include:

Typically, bobblehead giveaways are for a limited number, so I recommend getting there early.

Why wouldn't you? A fun team, a great stadium, and a free bobblehead? Count me in.

Do you consider yourself a longtime baseball fan? Check out MLB history from the year you were born.

LOOK: MLB history from the year you were born

Stacker compiled key moments from Major League Baseball's history over the past 100 years. Using a variety of sources from Major League Baseball (MLB) record books, the Baseball Hall of Fame, and audio and video from events, we've listed the iconic moments that shaped a sport and a nation. Read through to find out what happened in MLB history the year you were born.

Gallery Credit: Seth Berkman

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