World Class Bobblehead Collection to be donated to the Baseball Hall of Fame
Jeffrey Loria Collection headed from Marlins Park to Cooperstown
(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced today that it will receive the renowned collection of some 900 bobbleheads owned by Jeffrey H. Loria, former owner of the Miami Marlins, who will donate them to the Museum. The collection has been on loan to Marlins Park and will now find a permanent home in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Hall of Fame Chairman of the Board Jane Forbes Clark expressed her appreciation for the gift, saying, “Bobbleheads have been an integral part of the baseball landscape since the 1960s, and serve as an example of baseball’s contribution to popular culture in America. We are thrilled to have this marvelous collection of baseball art that Jeffrey built. Bobbleheads are of great contemporary significance to the game we all love.”
The diverse collection of bobbleheads includes such players as Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Satchel Paige, Ken Griffey, Jr. and Giancarlo Stanton. The Museum will designate an exhibit space to house the collection.
“There is only one location for this collection to be permanently housed: The Hall of Fame,” said Loria. “I am very proud to be working with Hall of Fame Chairman Jane Forbes Clark and Museum President Jeff Idelson to create a special opportunity for the Museum’s hundreds of thousands of annual visitors.”