Peering to his left, this 1960-1961 Baltimore Colts “Jumbo” promotional bobblehead doll casts a quizzical glance as if to ask, “Are there any of us left?” Well, to answer that question, “not many.” Standing nearly 14”-tall (anywhere from 13-1/2” to 15” as the cranium nods with approval), the papier mâché keepsake is ball-toting figurine clad in his blue home jersey and horseshoe-themed helmet, reminders of that since-moved franchise whose glorious years were marked by the NFL’s first marching band and cheerleaders, the immortal Johnny Unitas and 2:00 kickoff times mandated by the Waverly neighborhood’s blue laws. As rare as the team’s attributes, “Jumbo” examples were displayed as point-of-sale advertisements and were not available for retail sale. This rare survivor presents nicely. More on our website.
Gorgeous attributes include a vibrant original coat of blue paint (with blue accents on the helmet and pant legs), brown shoes, cream-colored pants and helmet, and peach colored skin with reddish “blush” highlights on the cheeks. For the sake of accuracy, we report multiple cracks along the jaw line, all of which have been secured with an adhesive agent. These were rendered, no doubt, after multiple nods of the weighty head. At the front of the helmet, a vintage handwritten notation has faded, but it’s clearly a “19” in a noble attempt to represent Unitas. Lastly, there is a tiny indentation at the back of the right shoulder. We should also note that the “COLTS” decal on the front is at 100% and the white shoulder stripes and painted “00” identifiers on the shoulders and back remain complete and flake free. Additional appeal is inherent in the form of the original "NFL" badge decal, which remains firmly adhered to the left shoe.