Houston Astros Button

Houston Astros Button

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
button, baseball
Date made
ca 1974
associated institution
Houston Astros
maker
R-R
R-R
place made
United States: Minnesota, Winona
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3/4 in; x 1.905 cm
ID Number
1982.0365.18
accession number
1982.0365
catalog number
1982.0365.18
subject
Baseball
Professional
Major League
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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