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Thursday, March 22, 2012

PC Spotlight #17: Run TMC Bobbleheads

This season, the Golden State Warriors are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their arrival to the Bay Area back in 1962. One of their more popular promotions has been a series of bobblehead giveaways that features: Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond, and Chris Mullin... aka... Run TMC.

If you watched basketball in the 90's, then you probably enjoyed watching Run TMC tear up the hardcourt. They might not have as much talent as Lebron, Dwyane, and Chris or as many rings as Paul, Kevin, and Ray... but there's not a doubt in my mind that Tim, Mitch, and Chris are one of the most entertaining trios in basketball history.

Never seen them? Then grab some popcorn, sit down, and prepare to be captivated:

Pretty awesome right? Well... not as awesome as these bad boys...

Tim Hardaway

Given out to the first 10,000 fans at the February 13th game vs. the Phoenix Suns.

Mitch Richmond

Given out to the first 10,000 fans at the March 7th game vs. the Memphis Grizzlies.

Chris Mullin

Given out to the first 10,000 fans at the March 19th game vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves. In addition to handing out these bobbleheads, the Golden State Warriors retired Mullin's #17 jersey number during halftime in a special ceremony that reunited all three members of Run TMC.

Now... my only dilemma is whether or not I bust them out of their cardboard cages. The Warriors fan inside me says "do it, they'll look awesome on the Warriors shelf in our office". But the collector in me says... "keep them sealed... they're collectibles in very nice boxes".

At least one fan has already opened there's up... here's what the look like when joined together:

Decisions... decisions. What do you think I should do?

If you were me, would you open them up or keep them sealed?

For now... I'm keeping them locked in their boxes. But... who knows what the future hold.

Happy Wednesday. Sayonara!


  1. Most of RUN DMC was before my time, but I caught enough of it that my first favorite (non Celtic) basketball players were Tim Hardaway and Mitch Richmond. Especially Mitch with the Kings - I have a Headliner of him!

    Also, fun fact - after Hardaway made some horrendous comments about homosexuality a few years back, I was a little :-/ about the guy. Turns out now he's working with several awesome organizations to try to educate himself and help others. Sweet!

    1. I remember when Hardaway made those comments... and thought "wow... can't believe he said that". I'm glad he's chosen to educate himself... and the fact that he's trying to help others is a huge bonus.

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    1. Thanks for the input... I might just do that.

  3. Those bobbles are sweet! Nice pickups Fuji.

    Just open them and keep the boxes and tickets stashed away.

    1. Open them ,and display them,i have been following the prices on e-bay ,got Mitch for $36,Tim for $32,if I wait a week can probably get Chris for under $30.Just saying,I dont think there is much investment potential.

    2. If I do pop them open... I'd definitely hold onto the boxex. sg488... you're right. The best time to sell them would be right now, so I'll probably just hold onto them.

      Or maybe give them away to one of my friends... she's a pretty big Warriors fan.