In 2016, the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates the bobblehead collecting phenomenon with a new exhibit that highlights the many and varied designs and styles of one of the most unique and popular promotional items ever created. Bobblehead promotions help sell out ballparks and arenas around the country. The Reds Hall of Fame and Museum's bobblehead exhibit highlights the bobblehead craze through the display of a wide array of bobbleheads dating to the introduction of the collectible as a novelty item in the early 1960s.
Bobbleheads come in an almost limitless variety of styles and have featured as subjects athletes, movie and television stars and political figures. The exhibit features all of the Cincinnati Reds bobbleheads that have been created as ballpark giveaways dating to the first set that was issued in 2001, plus every bobblehead issued by the Reds Hall of Fame. Along with the Reds bobbleheads, the exhibit includes a selection of bobbleheads from other Major League teams as well as those from other sports and non-sports bobbleheads. Over 700 different bobbleheads are on display.
The Reds Hall of Fame's bobblehead exhibit is a fun and exciting exploration of a most entertaining collectible.
Celebrate Reds All-Star history with the new exhibit, Stars of the Queen City. Located on the museum's upper floor, the exhibit features period artifacts representing each of the 100 different players in Reds history that have been selected to represent Cincinnati at the MLB All-Star Game. From Bucky Walters and Pete Rose to Frank Robinson and Devin Mesoraco, the artifacts date back to the first Midsummer Classic in 1933. The exhibit also includes interviews from current and former Reds All-Stars and video highlights of this select group. Also on display are items associated with the four All-Star Games played in Cincinnati from 1938, 1953, 1970 and 1988.