this is a picture of the dormant houston astrodome that i took during a trip to h-town sometime last year.
so, on a more recent trip to planet houston, i took my wallet card along for the ride. here is my wallet card, a beat up 1974 topps steve garvey card, with the astrodome in the background
the astros were part of the nl west for garvey's entire career, so he played in the astrodome fairly often. unfortunately, he performed worse there than in any other nl west ballpark, and worse than in any other ballpark outside of 31 games in montreal's pre-olympic stadium venue and 2 games in cincinnati's crosley field. in 128 games at the astrodome, garvey hit just .250 with an obp of .291. he had only 4 home runs inside the cavernous stadium, although he did steal 11 bases there, which was more than he stole in any ballpark other than dodger stadium.
i wonder where wallet card will surface next?