UTEP 1966 Bobblehead Featuring Paydirt Pete No Longer Available
This was almost too good to be true. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum offered a bobblehead featuring UTEP mascot, Paydirt Pete, on a UTEP logo base with a replica National Championship trophy as well as a commemorative backing. Although the highly sought-after collectible was supposed to be released today, the University of Texas licensing department requested to pull the bobblehead off of production and no longer offer it for sale. The Paydirt Pete 1966 championship bobblehead was limited to only 216 pieces and was part of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Series.
The UTEP bobblehead was set to be officially released today, but some people had pre-ordered it online before the order to cease sales came down from the UT Licensing Department. Those lucky people will receive the bobblehead, sure to become a collector's item for Miner fans.