Fantastic Fashions – The Houston Astros

27 Sep

1982 Fleer - Craig Reynolds

You can’t talk about baseball fashion without talking about this uniform worn by the Houston Astros.  They wore these rainbow duds at least part-time from 1975 through to 1986, and for several years they had home and road versions of the orange and yellow stripes.

The Astros have gone through several uniform changes since changing their name from the Colt .45’s to the Astros after the 1964 season, but this one is certainly the highlight.  Trapped forever on cardboard in 1982 Fleer (above), Craig Reynolds models not only the uniform itself, but a great orange batting helmet to go with it.

Thanks to the Houston Astros for contributing heavily to baseball’s retro movement.

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