|1962-1964   1965-1974   1975-1987   1988-1992|
Baseball players come and go, teams move from city to city, even the rules of the game change from year to year. But one thing that has changed relatively little is the baseball trading card. Beginning in the late 19th century as a gimmick for selling the then-novel idea of pre-manufactured cigarettes (one card per pack), the baseball trading card retains much of its original format: a picture of a player (listing team and position) on the front, with a statistical summary and/or anecdotes of his career on the back.
The trading card became so popular that it has spawned an industry. Today, trading cards are available for all major sports like baseball, football, basketball, and hockey, even the likes of stock-car racing and wrestling. The trading card was the forerunner of all sports collectibles.
We have assembled many of the trading card sets of the Houston Colt .45s and Astros over the years, and will be adding more in the future. Our immediate goal is to scan and upload the sets through the early Nineties.
Note: if you would like to see the cards for a particular player, go to that player's page on the All-Time Roster.
Unless stated otherwise, all images are copyrighted by the indicated company. Team logos are trademarks of the Houston Astros and/or Major League Baseball.
|1965 Topps||1966 Topps||1967 Topps||1968 Topps||1969 Topps||1970 Topps|
|1971 Topps||1972 Topps||1973 Topps||1973 Cedar
|1974 Topps||1974 Cedar
|1975 Topps||1975 Iowa (AAA)||1975 Dubuque(A)||1976 Topps||1976 Dubuque(A)||1977 Topps||1978 Topps|
|1979 Topps||1980 Topps||1981 Donruss||1981 Fleer||1981 Topps||1981 Tucson (AAA)|
|1982 Donruss||1982 Fleer||1982 Topps||1983 Donruss||1983 Fleer||1983 Topps|
|1984 Donruss||1984 Fleer||1984 Topps||1984 Tucson (AAA)||1985 Donruss||1985 Fleer||1985 Topps|
|1986 Donruss||1986 Fleer||1986 Topps||1987 Donruss||1987 Fleer||1987 Topps|
|1988 Donruss||1988 Fleer||1988 Score||1988 Topps|
|1989 Donruss||1989 Fleer||1989 Score||1989 Topps|
|1990 Donruss||1990 Fleer||1990 Score||1990 Topps||1990 Upper Deck|
|1991 Donruss||1991 Fleer||1991 Leaf||1991 Score||1991 Topps||1991 Upper Deck|
|1992 Donruss||1992 Fleer||1992 Score||1992 Topps|
Darrell Pittman & Ray Kerby: Text and card scans
Susan Pittman: Banner graphic