Houston Astros Button

Description (Brief):

This 1970s era pinback button for the Houston Astros baseball team features a depiction of the Astrodome, the club’s original home. First known as the Harris County Domed Stadium, the arena opened in 1965, with the Houston Colt .45s as tenants. The club was renamed the Astros and the arena the Astrodome. At the time of its opening, the Astrodome was the first domed sports complex in the world, making it known as “The Eighth Wonder of the World.” The Astros final season in the Astrodome was 1999.

Date Made: ca 1974

Associated Institution: Houston AstrosMaker: R-RR-R

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Minnesota, Winona

Name Of Sport Or Game: BaseballLevel Of Sport: ProfessionalMajor League

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1982.0365.18Accession Number: 1982.0365Catalog Number: 1982.0365.18

Object Name: button, baseball

Physical Description: metal (overall material)plastic (overall material)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3/4 in; x 1.905 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-2e77-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_664467

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