Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks, I don’t care if I never get back!
And thus began the great American pastime: Baseball. Mickey is once again suiting up to play with the team. But will it be the winning team?
Let me root for the home team, if they don’t win it’s a shame!
For it’s one, two, three strikes “You’re out!”, at the old ball game.
Well, if the home team loses, I don’t think it will be because Mickey didn’t give it his all! Just look at his wind up:
Schmid consistently does a great job with these ceramic musical figurines. You wind up the plastic disc underneath and flick the switch to watch the figure turn to a relevant tune. In this case, as you may have guessed, that tune is Take Me Out to the Ball Game.
The level of detailing is always nice. Mickey has cleats on his shoes, a hanky in his back pocket, and a nice uniform. The closest actual team I could find that this uniform might be inspired by is the Red Sox. But they never had a cap like Mickey’s. The colour of the uniform is correct for that team, though.
I don’t know how many figures were released in the Walt Disney Characters collection, or if they all featured Mickey, but it is likely they all featured sports.
Schmid has released countless, and I mean you can’t count how many, Disney-themed musical figurines. I have many partial sets and a few complete ones. As always with collecting, the thrill is often in the hunt. Completing a series is very enjoyable!