Milan '54 Team Now In Bobblehead Form

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum and the Milan ‘54 Museum have teamed up to produce just 500 of each bobblehead.

All 12 players on the 1954 Milan High School boys basketball team are now bobbleheads. Photo provided.

(Milan, Ind.) - Indiana’s most famous high school basketball team will be honored with their own bobbleheads.

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum and the Milan ‘54 Museum have partnered to produce a limited-edition series of bobbleheads of the 1954 state champion Milan Indians. That’s the real-life team which inspired the 1986 film Hoosiers.

The bobblehead series features all 12 of the team’s players: Ray Craft, Bill Jordan, Gene White, Bobby Plump, Bob Wichman, Ron Truitt, Glen Butte, Bob Engel, Rollin Cutter, Roger Schroder, Kenny Wendelman and Kenny Delap. Each bobblehead figurine is holding a replica championship trophy and a basketball.

Each bobblehead is individually numbered to only 500.

The release comes just weeks before the 65th Anniversary of Milan’s historic victory over big school Muncie Central in the state championship game, which was on March 20, 1954.

“These bobbleheads are the perfect way for to commemorate Milan High School’s state championship, one of the greatest sports stories in Indiana history,” said Phil Sklar, co-founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. “The bobbleheads are a symbol of a great underdog story and championship team. It is a must-have for all Indiana basketball fans.”

You can get the bobbleheads at the Milan ‘54 Museum, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee, or the bobblehead museum’s online store.

The bobbleheads are $25 each or $250 for the set of 12, plus a flat shipping rate of $8. A portion of the sales benefit the Milan ‘54 Museum.

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