FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - One lucky TinCaps fan is preparing to have 1,000 bobbleheads made in her likeness.
At Parkview Field Friday, 24-year-old Erika Giese of Fort Wayne chose the outfit she'll be wearing on the customized figures. She also posed for pictures to send off to the bobblehead manufacturer.
Giese was picked out of more than 8,000 people in attendance at the TinCaps Opening Day on April 5th. She was randomly chosen as the TinCaps 2012 Fan of the Year.
The bobblehead is part of the team's "It's All About You" giveaway at the TinCaps game on Friday, August 31st. The first 1,000 fans to arrive will get a Giese bobblehead. She'll also be at the game to sign autographs.
"It's a lot of pressure," says Giese. "I'm assuming there's going to be a lot of people who are going to recognize me when I come to the games now."
Did you know you can get your own bobblehead made? It's gaining popularity online. For $80 up to $400 and more, you can get a figurine that looks just like you.
After you find a website, just select your hair, eye, and skin color and submit several pictures from different angles.
You can pick the outfit, base, quantity, colors, and much more. It's all handcrafted and shipped right to your door. They make great birthday, anniversary, or graduation presents. A lot of couples also get them made as cake toppers. You can even get a bobblehead made that looks like your pet.
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