2017 Reds HOF collectible bobblehead series kicks off in April

Leo Cardenas leads off lineup of bobbleheads

The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum's collectible bobblehead program expands in 2017 to feature six Reds Hall of Famers, presented by Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.

The first bobblehead in the series features Reds Hall of Famer Leo Cardenas, Hall of Fame Class of 1981. Nicknamed "Mr. Automatic" for his defensive reliability, the Cuban native served as the Reds shortstop from 1962 through 1968. He led National League shortstops in fielding percentage twice and won a Gold Glove in 1965. Five career All-Star appearances, including four for the Reds, rounded out a Reds Hall of Fame-worthy career. This is Cardenas' first depiction as a bobblehead.  

The bobbleheads are free with regular-price admission to the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum (or a Scotts Great American Ball Park tour) beginning Saturday, April 1 at 10 a.m., and will be available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the month of April, while supplies last.

Only 6,000 bobbleheads have been produced, and there is a limit of one bobblehead per visitor per day.

The bobblehead series continues through August with a different Reds Hall of Famer available each month:

  • April: Leo Cardenas
  • May: Tommy Helms  
  • June: Pete Rose
  • July: Ron Oester  
  • August: Dave Parker
  • September: George Foster

Admission to the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum is $10 for adults, $8 for students/seniors and $6 for active military/veterans. Children ages four and younger are free.

The best way to ensure a bobblehead is to join the museum as a member. To become a member, please visit redsmuseum.org for more information or call (513) 765-7923.

About the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum

Driven by a mission to celebrate greatness, preserve history and provide inspiration, the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum at Great American Ball Park is the place where the story of Reds baseball comes alive each day. The Museum features 16,000 square feet of historical, interactive and educational exhibits, highlighting the rich and storied tradition of the Reds for fans of all ages. Since its inception, 86 players, managers and executives have been honored with induction.