Schmid Mickey Mouse as Golfer Musical Figurine

Mickey is heading in on the Back Nine with perfect alignment as he addresses the ball looking to make a shot with a good approach to the carpet. Will he get an Ace? Or will he make a fat shot? Of course, he would rather make a flush shot, but it could end up a freshie. Who can know until after the club is swung!

Our format of play today will be to show images of our collectible musical figurine followed by some witty and insightful text. Well, there’ll be images. So please submit your green fees and we will begin:

We seem to be catching up with Mickey from the 1980s with this nice piece. The level of detail is decent and the paintwork is excellent! Note the pencil and card in his back pocket. I wonder if he’s a Bandit?

Mickey is styling from all sides with a nice pair of red shorts, blue-striped shirt, and neon orange cap. If you can’t play good golf, at least look like a good golfer. Is that a thing?

This figurine is part of the Walt Disney Characters line. The two examples I have both feature Mickey engaging in a sport.

Schmid is famous for producing collectibles like these but ceased operation in 1995.

The music played is called ‘Good Old Summer Time’, and the chorus goes a little something like this:

In the good old summertime
In the good old summertime
Strolling through a shady lane
With your baby mine
You hold her hand and she holds yours
And that’s a very good sign
That she’s your tootsey-wootsey
In the good, old summertime

‘In the Good Old Summertime’ is an American Tin Pan Alley song first published in 1902 with music by George Evans and lyrics by Ren Shields.

The odd thing is that the only thing mentioned in this song that remotely resembles a sport is swimming, so why it is being paired with Mickey Mouse playing golf is questionable. Although, one would tend to play golf mainly in the summer.

FUN FACTS: A Duff in golf terminology is a mishit. So to make a great stretch of connection here, Duffy is Mickey’s teddy bear. Which in American markets has turned out to be a mishit with Disney fans. Only in Asia has Duffy been embraced, even spawning a group of other animal friends. But again, in North America… a BIG mishit!

You can see a nice Schmid musical figurine featuring Mickey playing tennis by clicking the link.

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