On July 31st, the first 2,500 fans to walk through the pearly gates of The Diamond to see the Richmond Flying Squirrels get all literate on the Reading Phillies will be greeted by a kind affiliate of the team, reaching out to hand you something more fantastic than a high school picture of the reigning MVP and Cy Young winner — a high school bobblehead of the reigning MVP and Cy Young winner. If you’re wondering which one is the bobblehead, it’s the one on the right in the image above.
Ohhh yeah, the first 2,500 fans will receive a Justin Verlander high school bobblehead, which more closely resembles present day Justin Verlander than one of his Tigers bobbleheads. You must be at least 15-years-old, though. (I guess the reason for that age limit is that you had to be alive when Verlander was in high school or you can’t fully appreciate this harmless figurine? I don’t know, I don’t care, because I’m a grown man and I’m going to really consider–and probably wind up not–going to Richmond, VA, all so I can get this little desk decor.)
And if you’re really into Verlander bobbleheads, you can also get one of him in a Wilson Tobs jersey from when he played in the Coastal Plains League in 2002 and another of him from a summer league All-Star game.
H/T Flying Squirrels