For three years, from expansion in 1962 to 1964, Houston called themselves the Colt .45s in honor of the West's signature sidearm and featured a rarely seen "number logo." HOFer Joe Morgan started his MLB career wearing this hat, as did fellow #5 profilees Rusty Staub and John Bateman.1980 TCMA Rochester #5 profile for more team history.
Willie Royster got the briefest cup of major league coffee, just 4 games as a September call-up in 1981, but spent 11 seasons as a pro in the Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Detroit farm systems.
Value: This card cost $2 from MinorLeagueSingles.com, about right for non-star minor leaguers.
Fakes / reprints: Haven't seen any in the marketplace.
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