Let me start by saying I was beyond thrilled to learn that I would be receiving a series of five Johnny Bench bobbleheads as part of my Reds Hall of Fame membership.
And it’s not my intention to nitpick because I think they did a nice job with the first two bobbleheads. But of course I had to set them side-by-side and observe/compare.
A lot of people want to talk about the dimple in Bench bobble No. 2 that Bench bobble No. 1 doesn’t have. I don’t see it as a big deal; I figure there are dimples that show up in some pictures that don’t in others.
The thing that stood out to me most with Bench bobble No. 2 is the throwing hand. The hand is missing two fingers (ring and pinky) and the other fingers are more like talons than fingers. Teen Wolf-esque. And the ball kind of melts into the Teen Wolf throwing hand, as if maybe he used his hand to grab a piece of birthday cake instead of a baseball.
The hands on Bench bobble No. 1 are much better defined.
Anyone else notice? Or is it just my bobble?
Am I the kid who gets a birthday gift he really wanted and then complains about it? Yes, it would appear that way. Please don’t mistake me for ungrateful, I’m really not. I dig both bobbles. Just struck me as worth mentioning.