Major League Baseball partnered with Disney Consumer Products and 36 fabulous Mickey statues were created to honor baseball's All-Star Game coming to Anaheim.
"Mickey Mantle, Mickey Cochrane, Mickey Lolich, Mickey Rivers, Mickey Owen, Mickey Harris, Mickey Morandini, Mickey Tettleton and Mickey Vernon all were All-Stars during their Major League careers.
Now one more can be added: Mickey Mouse is going to the All-Star Game.
Major League Baseball Properties and Disney Consumer Products unveiled on Monday 36 designs of MLB-themed Mickey Mouse collectible statuettes and related apparel and merchandise in celebration of the 2010 MLB All-Star Week festivities taking place July 9-13 in Anaheim as part of a new collaboration between the organizations."
You already know my love of Mickey Mouse, and yes Auburn Tiger Football holds my heart, but you may not know I love me some MLB - especially the Atlanta Braves!! I cannot tell you how jealous I was of Beth from A Disney Mom's Thoughts when she posted this picture:
Had Chipper Jones been in the picture Beth may have had a bounty on her head!!
Sorry, back to the story at hand. All 30 MLB teams had their own themed Mickey's and 6 additional Mickey's were designed, one for the American League, one for the National League and four specially designed for the 2010 All-Star Game. Since the statues were 7-1/2 feet tall and weighed 989 pounds, they weren't exactly souvenir's baseball fans could take home. However, the MLB All-Star Mickey Mouse Collection at just 7-1/2 inches tall, starting at $25 was the perfect souvenir for Disney loving baseball fans.