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Houston Colt .45s -1962 Here Come The Colts

The year was 1962 and Houston had been granted a baseball expansion franchise in the National League.  Kids and adults alike were excited to change their allegiance from their old favorite baseball team to the brand new hometown Houston Colt .45s.
To help educate fans in the Houston area about the players, coaches, and broadcasters with the Colts, the team in conjunction with radio sponsors American Tobacco Co., Phillips 66, and the Pearl Brewing Co. issued the “Here Come the Colts” booklets. These rare booklets came in four variations; one for each of the three different sponsors, and one without any sponsor logo.
The 24 booklets were given away to fans for free at Phillips 66 service stations throughout the greater Houston area.  One new booklet was issued each week for 24 weeks during the 1962 baseball season.  Each booklet was 16 pages full of photos, cartoons, facts, and stories about the members of the Colt .45s and their families.  The front of each booklet had a portrait of the week’s subject and the back cover featured a 1962 home game schedule and a listing of each station on the Colt radio network.

This 24-card set commemorates the inaugural season of the Houston Colt .45s by using the artwork from the complete set of “Here Come the Colts” booklets.

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 $36.00  
Complete 24-card Set
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Joe Amalfitano Jim Pendleton Bobby Shantz Harry Craft Bob Aspromonte
#1 Joe Amalfitano #2 Jim Pendleton #3 Bobby Shantz #4 Harry Craft #5 Bob Aspromonte
         
Dick Farrell Hal Smith Roman Mejias Hal Woodeshick Norm Larker
#6 Dick Farrell #7 Hal Smith #8 Roman Mejias #9 Hal Woodeshick #10 Norm Larker
         
Paul Richards Al Spangler Dave Giusti Bob Bruce Bob Lillis
#11 Paul Richards #12 Al Spangler #13 Dave Giusti #14 Bob Bruce #15 Bob Lillis
         
Ken Johnson The Broadcasters Jim Umbricht Carl Warwick Jim Golden
#16 Ken Johnson #17 Broadcasters #18 Jim Umbricht #19 Carl Warwick #20 Jim Golden
         
The Coaches Don McMahon Jim Campbell J.C. Hartman
#21 The Coaches #22 Don McMahon #23 Jim Campbell #24 J.C. Hartman
       

The back of the cards in this set feature all three sponsor logos that were used for the 1962 Here Come the Colts booklets -Phillips 66 service stations, Lucky Strike cigarettes, and Pearl beer.

 
1962 Here Come the Colts -Harry Craft (back)
#4 Harry Craft (back)

 
1962 Here Come The Colts Poster

This 16" x 21" glossy poster of the actual 1962 Here Come the Colts booklet covers is a must for any office or man-cave!

 
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Here Come the Colts Poster

 
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