The first bobblehead of the 2014 season from the Blue Jays is this R.A. Dickey figure. 20,000 of these bobbleheads were given away at Rogers Centre on Sunday, April 27th, 2014. Dickey has been a Blue Jay for only 2 years and has already captured the hearts of many fans with his knuckleball and his uplifting personality. Just listening to him speak and reading his book will inspire you in baseball and in life.
The bobblehead comes packaged with a see-through window on the front, which is great for display purposes. On the side of the box there’s a great quote about Dickey’s philosophy on the knuckleball and how you must embrace it to be successful with it. And since Dickey is famous for his knuckleball his figure is displayed throwing a knuckleball pitch. The figure was made by BDA Inc, a merchandise company which has done past Blue Jays bobbleheads. The figure was also made in China.
Overall they did an excellent job on the figure, especially in capturing the likeness of Dickey’s face and pitching stance. The only drawback of the bobblehead is the paint around the hands because of the amount of detail required, however this isn’t much of a problem for me. As long as the figure captures the essence of the player is all that’s important in my opinion. Other than that I’m excited for the next 2 bobbleheads scheduled to come from the Blue Jays this year.
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