Xavier Magazine

Price of Fame

The department of athletics gave away David West bobblehead dolls to the first 3,000 people through the gate for the Creighton game on Dec. 31. Fans were so eager to get their hands on the ceramic creations, they began lining up three hours before tipoff.

One person, though, couldn’t wait that long. The department ordered 120 cases of the dolls, but one was missing. Fortunately, says assistant athletic director Tom Eiser, extras were ordered so none of the fans got shorted. Just the media.

The missing bobblehead box was eventually found—in a nearby mall. The thief sold them to a local vendor, who was reselling them for $22 each. The vendor apparently wasn’t aware of West’s popularity, however. They were later selling on eBay for as much as $60.

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