Photo courtesy of National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum
JuJu Smith-Schuster bike bobblehead
In October 2017, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster tweeted out a picture of his beloved bike and informed his followers that it had been stolen
. Pittsburgh social media exploded with calls for the thief to return Smith-Schuster’s bike, with the hashtag #TeamFindJujusBike. Fellow Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown even offered free tickets to a Steelers home game in exchange for the bike.
The bike was eventually returned, and Smith-Schuster was thrust into the canon of Pittsburgh's famous bike riders, including Danny Chew
and the guy who Pittsburgh City Councilor Darlene Harris yelled at to “stay in the damn bike lanes.”
And now Pittsburghers can commemorate Smith-Schuster and his bike with a specially made bobblehead. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum is selling JuJu Smith-Schuster bike bobbleheads
, that feature the wide receiver in his Steelers gear riding on his Ghost model bicycle. According to a press release, the limited edition bobbleheads are produced by FOCO, and there are only 1,000 available.
"When we saw the story about JuJu and his bike, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity for a fun bobblehead,” said National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum CEO Phil Sklar in a press release. “We think it turned out great, and we’re confident JuJu and Steelers fans everywhere will agree.”
The bobbleheads are officially licensed by the Pittsburgh Steelers and the National Football League. They cost $40 each with a flat-rate shipping charge of $8 per order. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum expects orders to ship by May 2018.
Ride, JuJu, ride.