When the first bobble head dolls entered the sports world in the 1950s, all the players had the same face. So Willie Mays looked just like Roger Maris who looked just like Henry Aaron. Only the uniforms were painted differently. These vintage bobble head dolls were crafted from papier-mache' but, as plastics were introduced, toymakers began constructing the spring-headed figures for non-sport activities. One of the most popular bobble head toys ever created was of the Beatles. The collecting world forgot about the toys for almost a quarter century following the mid 1970s. But, after the San Francisco Giants handed out a commemorative Willie Mays doll that actually looked like the "Say Hey Kid" at a game in 1999, the mania for baseball bobble heads began anew. Today these giveaways with player likenesses are staples at minor league and major league ballparks. Thousands of the fun collectible toys are available, and the best place to build your collection is with the wide selection offered by enthusiastic eBay shippers.
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