Monday, January 18, 2016

"Bobblehead museum moves closer to reality in Milwaukee"

From The Journal

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A collection of dolls chosen for inclusion in an exhibit of the National Bobblehead Museum reflect the exhibit's broad array of designs at RedLine Milwaukee in Milwaukee on Jan. 6. Bobbleheads have been collected over the years by Phil Sklar and Brad Novak of Milwaukee. Their collection includes pieces that have been part of giveaways at sporting events, purchases from collectors and donations from sports teams and private collectors.

"MILWAUKEE — Pete Rose may never be enshrined in Cooperstown, N.Y., but Major League Baseball’s all-time hits leader has a terrific shot at having a hall of fame induction ceremony in Milwaukee.

"Instead of joining the likes of Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Robin Yount and Paul Molitor in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Charlie Hustle may one day share wall space with Fred Flintstone, Mahatma Gandhi, Bart Starr, Jesus Christ and Homer Simpson.

"The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame & Museum is closer to reality thanks to a couple of longtime friends who saw their collection of bobbleheads get slightly out of hand.

"Instead of getting rid of most of their nodding and shaking statuettes, Phil Sklar and Brad Novak quit their day jobs and doubled down to create what is believed to be the world’s largest collection of bobbleheads for public display.

"As of two weeks ago, the pair had amassed more than 5,000 bobbleheads and were busy preparing for the opening of an exhibit to showcase part of the eclectic collection of figurines from the world of sports, pop culture, entertainment, history and politics.

"'It’s not something we did overnight. We’ve thought about this for a long time,' Novak, 31, told the Wisconsin State Journal. 'It’s our passion.'

"The 3,000-square-foot exhibit, 'Bobbleheads: Real & Fantastical Heroism,' will open Jan. 22, at Redline Milwaukee, a nonprofit urban arts center and incubator for emerging artists located at 1422 N. Fourth St., just a few blocks from the BMO Harris Bradley Center."

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