To celebrate Black History Month and the anniversary of the founding of the Negro National League, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum has unvelied the Negro Leagues Field of Legends collection—featuring Alabama legends Satchel Paige and Bob Motley.
Honoring baseball legends
If you find yourself close by to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, you’ve got to check out the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. They house the world’s largest collection of bobbleheads and feature plenty of exhibits highlighting the history and creation of bobbleheads.
For years, the Bobblehead Hall of Fame has featured organizations, historic individuals and teams across the country in the form of these bobbling figures.
Most recently, inspired by the centerpiece of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) in Kansas City, Missouri, the Bobblehead Hall of Fame has unveiled the Negro Leagues Field of Legends collection.
“The Field of Legends is the centerpiece of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and is one of the most amazing displays in any museum anywhere in the world. We’re thrilled to partner with the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum and NegroLeaguesHistory.com to give fans an opportunity to have this collectible replica of this amazing display.”Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
The officially liscened collection includes Mobile native Satchel Paige and Anniston native Bob Motley. Paige was the greatest pitcher in Negro Leagues history, and one of the greatest in baseball history overall.
A once forgotten chapter, remembered
The NLBM is dedicated to preserving the history of Negro League baseball in America. The first successful Negro League was founded by Rube Foster in 1920.
Foster believed an organized league structured like major league baseball would lead to eventual integration of the sport and racial reconciliation. Sadly, Foster did not live to see his dream come true. Others picked up his cause, and in 1947 Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s color line.
Since moving into its 10,000 square-foot home in November of 1997, the NLBM has welcomed more than two million visitors and has become one of the most important cultural institutions in the world for its work to give voice to a once forgotten chapter of baseball and American history.
Now, its centerpiece exhibit can be admired from anywhere thanks to this new bobblehead collection.
Bobbling for a cause
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum teamed up with the NLBM and Negro Leagues History to create this collection.
Proceeds from the sale will add to the total of over $35,000 raised for the NLBM, thanks to previous collaborations with the Bobblehead Museum, NLBM and Negro Leagues History.
If you’re interested in bringing the The Field of Legends home with you, now’s your chance. The puzzle set features all 13 bobbleheads in an intricatley designed setting, perfect for display, for $625. Individual bobbleheads are available for $35 each or $400 for the set of 13.
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