Sister Jean becomes Bobblehead Hall of Fame's best seller
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Sister Jean has taken over the sports world and now she’s taking over the bobblehead world too.
National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum Co-Founder and CEO Phil Sklar tells me, “I thought we’d sell 500 to 1,000 is what we normally see with the niche bobbleheads but within 48 hours we had almost sold 5,000.”
Loyola’s 98 year old team chaplain is already the top seller in the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s history. In fact with more than 7,500 pre-sold Sister Jean's almost tripled their record in only three days.
“I keep thinking it’s going to die off but it keeps getting bigger and bigger. I think Loyola has known about Sister Jean for all these years but it’s just taken 98 years for the rest of the world to fall in love with her," Sklar says. "I think people want to remember her and want to remember her message and positivity and the bobblehead is a great way to do that.”
The Sister Jean boost couldn’t come at a better time for the Milwaukee based National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. They’re planning to open their permanent location by the end of April.
“To have more people across the country and even locally hear about us and what we are doing is just unbelievably beneficial.”