Take part in the Astros Gold Rush at MMP starting at midnight.
On the heels of the Astros winning their first championship in team history, I’m sure that many people have overspent on team gear. As one of those people, I am under a budget for H-Town gear this year. If you are one of those people that have a little money on the side, you can be one of the firsts to own a collector’s item.
Starting at midnight tonight, the Astros team store will be open pre-selling the World Series gold uniforms they will wear for the opening series. While the early reviews are mixed on Twitter, many people are excited to own these jerseys.
The Astros are referring to this as the Gold Program, a way to commemorate the 2017 World Series. If you are one of those people that need the jerseys and hats right away, you will have to do so in person at the Team Store next to Union Station starting at 12:01 am.
Get your Gold Astros jersey at midnight
What’s so special about this jersey and hat. You can purchase the normal home white jerseys with the orange lines. Instead of having the blue lettering with an orange border, the blue will be gold lettering. Outlining the gold Astros will be black lettering. The hat is the tradition blue hat with the star and H logo. The star will be gold instead of orange.
However, you will be able to purchase this in your underwear at home. If you go to the Astros online store, you can order them to be delivered. You may have to wait 3-5 days before they get shipped out though. If you don’t like waiting in lines, then that option may be best for you.
But wait, there’s more. If you are one of the first 1,000 people to buy the jersey and hat, you will get a free Houston Strong gold patch. This patch will be limited edition, so it adds to the value of your order. You will also have an opportunity for a photo shoot with the WS trophy between the following times.
12:00 – 2:00 AM
7:00 – 8:00 AM
4:00 – 6:00 PM
If you are a collector or just want to wear the gold jersey to work tomorrow, go see our friends over at Minute Maid Park. No, they did not melt the trophy down to make the jerseys. They will also have shirts and polos available.