I came across this story about a bobblehead that really caught my attention. Apparently a bobblehead of John Wilkes Booth (the man who killed Abraham Lincoln) was on sale for a week before getting pulled off the shelves.
Obviously something like this would cause some issue as people would be sensitive about selling a doll of a man that killed the president. Do they have a Lee Harvey Oswald one?
The detail and description of it makes it sounds really accurate and quite frankly, impressive.
The Booth dolls, which are about 7 inches tall and come in boxes that look like the inside of the theater where Lincoln was killed, sell online for about $20 each. They have proved to be popular, as more than 150 of the original run of 250 have been sold, and more are being made, Kansas City, Mo.-based manufacturer BobbleHead LLC said.
I am a bobblehead person myself and I am a huge collector of baseball ones. I have over 30 bobbleheads in my collection and I still take a lot of time to custom paint them too. In fact this year, I am trying to collect the Run TMC bobbleheads the Warriors are giving away.
But a part of me is tempted to try to get this one off eBay because come on, it’s just kind of funny (and rare).