Friday, February 18, 2011

Baby Catch A Ball – 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History -Week 7


I have to say I’m not really sure what my favorite toy was but I do have fond memories of Baby Catch A Ball. She was a Christmas gift, from Santa, discovered early Christmas morning by Sibling who snuck out to discover the treasures Santa left under the tree. I was then awakened and quietly ushered down the hall to be shown my new toy.

Baby Catch A Ball was a revolutionary, battery operated doll who would catch the ball when tossed to her just so. Then she would toss it back. At the time, she was lots of fun.

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History by Amy Coffin, of The We Tree Blog, is a series of weekly blogging prompts in 2011to encourage you to record memories and insights about your life.

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11 comments:

  1. She doesn't look like she's been played with at all!!
    "She's really fantastic"

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  2. I was amazed at her condition when I pulled her out of the box! I can assure you she has been played with plenty!

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  3. Wow, I've never heard of her! When did she come out? Looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Ginger, I want to say she came out in the late 1960's.

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  5. I received a Baby Catch-a-ball as a gift from my godmother... my parents could not have afforded the luxury. I was about 7 y/o and it was my absolute favorite gift ever! I recall that she malfunctioned and stopped operating rather soon. I was heart broken that my dad could not fix her.

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  6. I got her in the 60's. She still plays today. And she still looks beautiful. And currently stowed in her orignal box. She always played, just had to make sure her batteries were in properly.

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    1. Yeah! It's awesome that she still works after all of these years.

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  7. I had one when I was 3 or 4. She's the first present I recall "asking" for at Christmas, (when I realized that's what you're supposed to do!). I believe she came out in 1969. I wish I still had her.

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    1. Aww. That's a cute story-realizing you were supposed to ask for something for Christmas. Thanks for stopping by and sharing.

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  8. My mom wanted me to model as a kid and I did a few print ads and commercials. One of the commercials I was on was for Baby Catch a Ball!

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  9. LeslieAnne, I probably saw you in one of those ads or commercials and was in awe! Thanks for sharing a fun memory.

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