Two Milwaukee Bobblehead collectors have acquired more than 5,000 bobbleheads, and a selection of their nodders is now on display for the public.
The owners, Phil Sklar and Brad Novak, hope to eventually open a permanent museum in Milwaukee’s downtown called the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum.
And while the duo search for an optimum location, they’ve created this temporary exibition to give bobblehead fans a gimpse at their collection.
A selection of these bobble heads can be found on display at RedLine Milwaukee, a nonprofit workshop and art gallery at 1422 N. Fourth Street.
Novak and Sklar started their bobbleheads collection over 13 years ago when Novak picked up a bobblehead while he was employed by an independent league baseball team in Rockford, Illinois called the Rockford RiverHawks.
“The collection started to grow a little bit at a time,” said Sklar, in a report by BizTimes in Milwaukee. “Then we moved to Milwaukee and started going to games around here. About a year-and-a-half ago or so we sort of brainstormed what we could do with our collection, which was approaching 3,000 bobbleheads, and we came up with the hall of fame and museum to be the go-to-source for everything bobblehead-related.”
Their temporary will run from January 22 to April 30.
Photo source: BizTimes.com (Phil Sklar and Brad Novak’s collection of bobbleheads on display at RedLine Milwaukee)