04/27/2011 11:57 AM ET
First of 5 collectible Johnny Bench bobbleheads to be released Friday
Bobbleheads are free on weekends with full-price Reds HOF & Museum admission
Beginning on Friday, April 29 at 10 am, the first in a series of five Johnny Bench collectible bobbleheads will be available free with full-price paid admission to the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month of May, while supplies last.
All five of the Bench Bobbleheads are presented by Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.
The first bobblehead in the series depicts Bench in his classic hitting pose sporting the pin-striped uniform that he wore when he was called up to the Reds in August of 1967, launching a career of unparalleled success during which he established himself as the greatest catcher in the history of the game.
Bobbleheads are only available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with full-priced paid admission to the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum. There is a strict limit of one bobblehead per visitor per day. Only 5,000 of these bobbleheads have been produced.
The bobblehead series continues each month through September with a different classic pose that highlights iconic moments and images during his incomparable career. Launch dates for the remainder of the bobbleheads in the series will be announced soon.
Admission to the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum is $10 for adults, $8 for students/seniors and $6 for active military/veterans.
The best way to ensure a bobblehead is to join the HOF & Museum as a member:
- $50 Reds Fan membership (individual) gets the first two bobbleheads.
- $75 All-Star membership (family) gets the first four bobbleheads.
- $200 MVP and $1,000 World Champion memberships get all five bobbleheads plus additional perks and gifts.
The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum is open seven days a week now through October and is closed on Mondays November-March.
Johnny Bench: A Celebration of Baseball's Greatest Catcher presented by Dinsmore and Shohl LLP
This feature exhibit for 2011 explores Bench's career through a host of rare, never-before-seen artifacts, many of which originate from Bench's personal collection. In addition, video and audio elements will take visitors back in time to see how Bench and his Big Red Machine teammates unleashed their formidable talents on the opposition.
To purchase admission tickets or for additional information, visit RedsMuseum.org or call (513) 765-7923.