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Mid-1960s Houston Astros Game-Worn Jacket - Possibly From First Year

Lot Number 531

Quantity: Bid Starts: 10/01/2012 12:00:00 
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Description

Bucking baseball tradition, the Houston Colt .45s moved to the game’s first-ever indoor stadium, changed their name to the “Astros” and introduced loud, space-themed logos that have been inducing headaches ever since. This 1960s jacket was worn by an Astros player, possibly during the club's first season. The blue wool button-down garment features an orange quilted lining, two front pockets and an 8”-diameter orange canvas plate on which the team logo is embroidered in blue and white. Orange-white-and-blue striped stretch ribbed material lines the collar, waistline and sleeve endings. The collar’s interior is home to a leather hanger, a “Wilson” label, a size “44” tag and a strip tag with numeric notations suggesting wear by multiple players. All original, the item shows solid wear and celebrates the origin of the “Eighth Wonder of the World."

 
 
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