CLEVELAND – Bobbleheads and a trading card of the Bernie Sanders huddled-against-the-cold meme that went viral from the presidential inauguration have surpassed production records.
The Topps Now card, which Topps made available for a week only, recorded 91,169 sold. It surpassed Dr. Anthony Fauci’s card in 2020, which had 51,512 prints.
The meme shows Sanders, in a folding chair with brown and white mittens, at the inauguration in Washington, D.C. It went viral, with images of the seated Sanders dropped into personal pictures and venues across the world.
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame also announced its Bernie bobblehead is now its second best-selling one ever. It surpasses one depicting super fan Sister Jean (18,000 sold) from Loyola-Chicago’s run in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament and is second only to Fauci’s bobblehead, which is nearing 50,000 sold.
The folks at the hall said Bernie’s pre-order bobbleheads have been sold to customers in all 50 states, almost a dozen countries and five continents.
The hall also contributed a $10,000 donation to Meals on Wheels in Vermont in honor of Sanders’ viral moment.
The bobblehead is $25 plus $8 shipping. The card sold for $9.99.