Ever wonder what happens to not-quite-collectible bobblehead overstock? Y’know, like maybe Aggronautix has gone to the well too often and maybe there’s one GG Allin edition too many? (ie. GG bloodying Robin Ventura)? Something similar seems to have happened with journeyman OF Chris Denorfia, as NBC-7 San Diego’s Steven Luke explains (link swiped from CBS Sports’ Dayn Perry via Baseball Think Factory) :
Several roommates were miffed when 600 bobbleheads bearing the face of a former Padres player mysteriously turned up near their doorstep in University City, San Diego.
Phillip Jia and a handful of his young 20-something roommates in University City asked if an officer could come out and take a look at the items someone dumped in the middle of their condo complex street.
“I’m now a huge Chris Denorfia fan,” said Philip Jia, who along with his roomates had never heard of the former Padres player now sitting in more boxes than they could carry.
“We thought it was from a drug cartel or something,” echoed roommate Jalena Lau. “But when we went through them, they were just regular bobbleheads.”