2013 MLB Bobblehead Giveaway Schedule and Guide

2013 MLB Bobblehead Giveaway Schedule and Guide

2013 San Francisco Giants Buster Posey Bobblehead Image Get ready for long lineups outside baseball stadiums again this summer thanks to a big lineup of bobblehead promotions. Currently, 98 bobblehead giveaways are planned for the 2013 MLB season (the Red Sox and Astros haven't published their giveaway promotions yet). For years, these promotional baseball bobbleheads have been wildly popular on the secondary market. Their limited availability make them tough to track down, although the Internet has made it easier for those who live out of town or couldn't make it to the game.

The 2013 bobblehead season kicks off in Milwaukee on April 6 when the Giants are scheduled to immortalize catcher Buster Posey with a commemorative National League MVP bobblehead. One of the likely most anticipated giveaways of the season comes a week later when the Angels give their fans a Mike Trout bobblehead. Some of the other notable 2013 MLB bobblehead promotions include Nolan Ryan (May 21), Felix Hernandez (May 25), Yu Darvish (June 11), Sandy Koufax (June 27), Ken Griffey Jr. (August 10), and Miguel Cabrera (September 17). New Dodgers owner and basketball legend, Magic Johnson is also getting the bobble treatment in 2013.

Baseball's marketing departments have come up with some strange bobblehead stadium giveaways as well. The Brewers are giving away a Polish Racing Sausage. Not to be outdone, the Royals have Ketchup, Relish and Mustard scheduled for three different games. Tampa Bay Rays mascot, Raymond, has a bobble-belly giveaway in September.

The most interesting 2013 MLB bobblehead giveaway is on July 5 when the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate broadcaster Mike Shannon with a bobblehead that comes with a voice chip. Think of how annoying that could sound if everyone in the stadium activated them all at once.

Just like last year, the Dodgers lead with the most bobblehead promotions in 2013 with 11. Milwaukee, with ten, is second. The Rockies are third with nine, although none of the names have been announced. Colorado is going with a 20th anniversary theme.

Below you'll find a calendar of all 2013 MLB bobblehead promotions. We've included the date, player (where available), special details or themes, restrictions and limits.

2013 MLB Bobblehead Stadium Giveaway Schedule

April

  • 2013 Los Angeles Angels Mike Trout Bobblehead Image April 6 San Francisco Giants - Buster Posey (MVP), 40,000
  • April 7 Milwaukee Brewers - Norichika Aoki
  • April 10 Detroit Tigers - Miguel Cabrera Mini-Bobble, 10,000
  • April 13 Los Angeles Angels - Mike Trout
  • April 13 San Diego Padres - Chase Headley
  • April 13 Washington Nationals - Player TBA, 15,000
  • April 20 Cincinnati Reds - Brandon Phillips, 30,000
  • April 20 Pittsburgh Pirates - Andrew McCutchen, 25,000
  • April 21 Colorado Rockies - 20th Anniversary Player TBA
  • April 21 Milwaukee Brewers - George Scott
  • April 21 New York Mets - Ron Darling, 25,000
  • April 21 Toronto Blue Jays - Edwin Encarnacion, 20,000
  • April 27 Chicago White Sox - Harold Baines, 20,000
  • April 27 Oakland Athletics - Reggie Jackson (1973), 10,000
  • April 28 St. Louis Cardinals - Carlos Beltran, 25,000
  • April 30 Los Angeles Dodgers - Hanley Ramirez ("I See You")

May

  • 2013 Seattle Mariners Felix Hernandez Bobblehead Image May 4 Kansas City Royals - Billy Butler (Silver Slugger), 10,000
  • May 5 Colorado Rockies - 20th Anniversary Player TBA
  • May 5 Milwaukee Brewers - Corey Hart (1913 Brewers Anniversary)
  • May 10 Minnesota Twins - Josh Willingham, 10,000
  • May 11 Chicago White Sox - Paul Konerko, 20,000
  • May 11 Cincinnati Reds - Aroldis Chapman, 30,000
  • May 11 New York Mets - Mr. Met Knitting, 1,000 (Special Offer)
  • May 14 Los Angeles Dodgers - Matt Kemp
  • May 16 Los Angeles Angels - Mark Trumbo
  • May 18 Pittsburgh Pirates - A.J. Burnett (Camo Jersey), 25,000
  • May 19 Colorado Rockies - 20th Anniversary Player TBA
  • May 21 Texas Rangers - Nolan Ryan, 30,000
  • May 25 Kansas City Royals - Ketchup, 10,000
  • May 25 Los Angeles Dodgers - Jamie Jarrin
  • May 25 New York Mets - John Franco, 25,000
  • May 25 Seattle Mariners - Felix Hernandez (Perfect Game), 20,000
  • May 26 Milwaukee Brewers - Ryan Braun
  • May 26 San Francisco Giants - Barry Zito, 40,000
  • May 30 Atlanta Braves - Freddie Freeman, 20,000

June

  • June 1 Chicago Cubs - Darwin Barney, 10,000
  • June 1 Cleveland Indians - Albert Belle, 10,000
  • June 2 Colorado Rockies - 20th Anniversary Player TBA
  • June 4 Philadelphia Phillies - Carlos Ruiz
  • June 5 Cincinnati Reds - Matt Latos, 30,000
  • June 6 Los Angeles Dodgers - Player TBA
  • June 8 Arizona Diamondbacks - Aaron HillĀ  (#BiCycle), 20,000
  • June 9 Milwaukee Brewers - Carlos Gomez
  • June 11 Texas Rangers - Yu Darvish, 20,000
  • June 16 Colorado Rockies - 20th Anniversary Player TBA
  • June 20 Atlanta Braves - B.J. Upton, 20,000
  • June 20 Los Angeles Angels - C.J. Wilson
  • June 22 Chicago Cubs - Edwin Jackson, 10,000
  • June 22 Kansas City Royals - Mustard, 10,000
  • June 22 San Francisco Giants - Ryan Vogelsong, 40,000
  • June 23 Milwaukee Brewers - Polish Racing Sausage
  • June 23 Washington Nationals - Player TBA, 15,000
  • June 27 Los Angeles Dodgers - Sandy Koufax
  • June 29 Oakland Athletics - Coco Crisp (Coco Lean), 10,000
  • June 30 Colorado Rockies - 20th Anniversary Player TBA
  • June 30 Miami Marlins - Juan Pierre, First 5,000 Kids
  • June 30 New York Mets - David Wright (All-Star), 25,000

July

  • July 3 Cincinnati Reds - Todd Frazier, 30,000
  • July 5 St. Louis Cardinals - Mike Shannon (with Voice Chip), 25,000 (16 and Over)
  • July 6 Tampa Bay Rays - Evan Longoria (Retro), 20,000
  • July 7 Milwaukee Brewers - Hank Aaron
  • July 7 Toronto Blue Jays - J.P. Arencibia, 20,000
  • July 8 Cleveland Indians - Omar Vizquel, 10,000
  • July 11 Los Angeles Dodgers - Adrian Gonzalez
  • July 14 Detroit Tigers - Justin Verlander, Kids
  • July 19 St. Louis Cardinals - Ozzie Smith Bobblehead (Gold Glove), 25,000 (16 and Over)
  • July 20 Kansas City Royals - Relish, 10,000
  • July 20 Washington Nationals - Player TBA, 15,000
  • July 21 Cincinnati Reds - Mr. Red Bobblehead Frame, 8,000 (14 and Under)
  • July 21 Colorado Rockies - 20th Anniversary Player TBA
  • July 21 New York Mets - Dwight Gooden (All-Star), 25,000
  • July 25 Los Angeles Dodgers - Vin Scully
  • July 28 Colorado Rockies - 20th Anniversary Player TBA

August

  • August 3 Chicago Cubs - Kyuji Fujikawa, 10,000
  • August 4 Miami Marlins - Mike Lowell, 15,000
  • August 4 Milwaukee Brewers - Harvey Kuenn
  • August 6 Cincinnati Reds - Joey Votto, 30,000
  • August 10 Arizona Diamondbacks - Paul Goldschmidt, 20,000
  • August 10 Chicago White Sox - Ron Kittle, 20,000
  • August 10 Los Angeles Dodgers - Hideo Nomo
  • August 10 Seattle Mariners - Ken Griffey Jr. (Mariners HOF), 20,000
  • August 11 Toronto Blue Jays - Brett Lawrie, 20,000
  • August 17 Oakland Athletics - Yoenis Cespedes, 10,000
  • August 21 Philadelphia Phillies - Cole Hamels
  • August 25 New York Mets - Tom Seaver (All-Star), 25,000
  • August 27 Los Angeles Dodgers - Rick Monday (Flag Saving)
  • August 31 Chicago Cubs - Anthony Rizzo, 10,000

September

  • September 1 Milwaukee Brewers - Gorman Thomas
  • September 9 Los Angeles Dodgers - Hello Kitty Mini-Bobble
  • September 12 Los Angeles Dodgers - Magic Johnson
  • September 13 St. Louis Cardinals - Mike Matheny, 25,000
  • September 14 Arizona Diamondbacks - Miguel Montero, 20,000
  • September 15 Milwaukee Brewers - Ben Oglivie
  • September 17 Detroit Tigers - Miguel Cabrera, 10,000
  • September 22 Tampa Bay Rays - Raymond Bobble Belly, 14 and Under
  • September 25 Colorado Rockies - 20th Anniversary Player TBA
  • September 25 New York Yankees - Snoopy Bobblehead (2nd in Series), 18,000
  • September 29 Baltimore Orioles - Fan's Choice, 20,000 (15 and Over)
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Ryan's collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

User Comments

  1. May 4th – Billy Butler.

    Alright! Lead off with the veteran, now let’s see the young stars in the following months. Moose, Hos, Sal, and Esky.

    May 25th – ketchup…
    June – mustard…
    July – relish…

    :facepalm: FML.

  2. Incase you are wondering the August 21 Philadelphia Phillies Cole Hamels bobblehead is to all fans, not 14 and under, for any fan that’s wondering!

    Source Phillies.com

  3. Astros have announced. Just one Jose Altuve 4/20

  4. I found a LA Angeles nodder head in old family storage. It has no player name or number. The blue cap with red bill has LA on the front, Angels across white jersey, white pants, blue belt and under shirt, blue shoes, white round base with Los Angeles written on the edge with yellow background under the lettering. There is a magnet on the bottom on the base. The player has a smile with teeth showing and brown hair. I haven’t found one like this online yet. Can you give me any information?

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