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A NEARLY COMPLETE LISTING OF THE BASEBALL CARDS OF THE HOUSTON COLT .45'S AND THE HOUSTON ASTROS


Kinda like when the Padres went to pinstripes, no?


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As Of  
I have a total of Exactly
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baseball cards of the Colts,
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Me and the Astros, a sort of explanation


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This site was updated on June 4, and this is what I had to say at that time:

Astros 2
Angels 1

"Four Game Road Sweep." It wants to glide off the tongue, but the phrase somehow gets stuck. My mouth is pretty clearly not used to forming the words.

The Tigers just laid the FGRS on us a couple weeks ago, but we hadn't pulled one off since August 26th of 2010, when Dandy Wandy Rodriguez put the Phillies our of their misery.

The Astros and the Angels played 36 innings this past wraparound, and the Halos led at the end of only four of them.

I'm overjoyed for the Astros, but this really, really makes the Angels look bad. Scioscia's seat is now hot, if it hadn't been already.

Both teams had four errors in the series, but I'll be damned if it wasn't the Angels looking bush two times for the Astros' every one.

Bedard has a 2.79 ERA over his last six starts.

Carter's at-bats can be cringe-worthy, but man, when it works, when he connects, it's beautiful. Understand I'm not being hyperbolic or inexact when I say this. What I don't mean to say is that I like the result, the run or runs on the board, though I certainly do. My precise meaning if you can indulge is that the physical action he takes, and then the transference of energy to the ball, is beautiful from the aesthetic standpoint. His swing long slow and graceful describing 270 degress of arc about him and then the struck ball just sails and sails in an elegant catenary that finds its endpoint in the stands.

Or sometimes in the bullpen. It looks like he's swinging at 10 miles an hour--how is it that so much kineticism is given unto the ball?

With the Astros' victory and the Marlins' loss to the Phillies, Houston is now five up on the Marlins, and unless the Astros collapse from these oh-so-giddy heights (which is possible I have to suppose) and the Marlins go on another roll at least twice the length of their recent three-game sweep of the Mets (very unlikely I think), no-one should be confusing the Astros with the worst team in the majors anytime soon.

Which is always a good thing.

In fact, with the Brewers' loss, the Astros move up from 29th into a tie with Milwaukee for 28th, at least in the wins column.

If we can take down Baltimore Tuesday, and if the New York NL franchise co-operates, we could find ourselves tied with the Mets in that same column tomorrow.

That is all.


The Cards
(April 9)

Bought a counterfeit from venezuelancards on ebay:

This was supposed to have been a 1972 Topps Venezuelan Stamp, but was more likely made in someone's garage in Maracaibo during the '90's. The stamp's sharp, bleached white borders and heavily serifed font at the bottom, in Jimmy's name, are both indicators. And you can't tell from the scan, but the card has a shine or gloss to it, that just doesn't gibe with something supposedly 40 years old. Other fora on the web argue about whether the seller on ebay, evidently named Gilberto, knows that he's selling fakes or not. But to me it doesn't matter. It was his responsibility to find out before he started taking money for them.

What I Said Last Time.
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OPENING DAY STARTERS FOR HOUSTON IN CAPS


NL All-Stars against Gold

Minor League A/S Card Appearances in italics


Playing for Houston in an NL Game gets you an icon like this:


Look out for those implicated in the use of PED's 

Things would be so different if I could be a member of
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and
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