In the baseball world, getting your own bobblehead in your college uniform is pretty cool. But what about a 3-foot-tall bobblehead?
Yeah, that’s how much baseball fans love former Fresno State standout and current New York Yankee slugger Aaron Judge.
Judge is getting a limited-release bobblehead in his Bulldog uniform and a 3-foot-tall bobblehead. Both will be produced by Forever Collectibles. The Bulldog bobblehead is expected to arrive in November and will cost $40. The 3-footer is coming in December and will cost $800.
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Although Judge already has several bobbleheads in his Yankee gear, this is the first time he will get one in his former college uniform. And like the others, it will likely be a big seller.
“Watching Aaron Judge burst onto the scenes this year has not only been fun for Yankees fans across the world, but also for Bulldogs fans who were able to watch Judge in college,” said Phil Sklar, co-founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. “Having this many bobbleheads so soon in a career is unprecedented, but Judge looks like he will be the face of baseball for many years to come. Not many players get a 3-foot bobblehead, and Judge is already getting one!”
Judge, who is from Linden, a town east of Stockton, played three years for the Bulldogs before being drafted by the Yankees in 2016. His home-run hitting power has earned him many fans in New York.
Judge broke Joe DiMaggio’s record for most home runs hit in a Yankees’ rookie season when he belted his 30th on July 7. He also won the 2017 Home Run Derby and broke Mark McGwire’s single season rookie home run record with 50 home runs.