June 29, 2022

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Astros’ five best giveways for fans in June and July, ranked

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After wrapping up a nine-game road trip on Wednesday in Boston, the Astros return home for seven straight games at Minute Maid Park. Included in those series against the Rangers and Guardians are some pretty good giveaways – an Orbit jersey on Friday, a Yuli Gurriel Gold Glove bobblehead on Saturday and a Michael Brantley American League championship replica ring on Monday – but the Astros also recently announced their full slate of fan freebies for June and July.

As was the case for the slate of games in April and May, most of the giveaways are jerseys, bobbleheads and replica rings, but we took the time to pick out the five best promotions over the next two months and rank them.

5. Alex Bregman “Breggy Bomb” bobblehead (July 30 vs. Mariners)

TORONTO, ON - APRIL 29: Alex Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros hits a solo home run in the first inning during a MLB game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on April 29, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
TORONTO, ON – APRIL 29: Alex Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros hits a solo home run in the first inning during a MLB game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on April 29, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

The best thing about this promotion is that the item will be given to every fan at the game, instead of just the first 10,000, so there’s no need to show up to the ballpark two hours early and wait in a long line. Now, if we could get some of that Breggy Bomb Salsa to go with it, then we’d be moving this up the rankings.

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4. Lance McCullers Space City jersey (July 15 vs. Athletics)

The chest plate of the Astros' City Connect uniforms with Houston's "Space City" nickname and rainbow gradient piping.
The chest plate of the Astros’ City Connect uniforms with Houston’s “Space City” nickname and rainbow gradient piping.Courtesy Houston Astros

We ranked the Astros’ Space City uniforms as the second-best among all the Nike City Connect alternate uniforms, and it is really cool. Here’s your chance to get a free one with Lance McCullers’ name and number on the back. This game is on a Friday night, so the team won’t be actually wearing these jerseys, which they save for just Monday home games.

3. Jose Altuve Space City bobblehead (July 16 vs. Athletics)

Houston Astros' Jose Altuve runs up the first base line during the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Monday, May 2, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve runs up the first base line during the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Monday, May 2, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)David J. Phillip/Associated Press

We love this one for the same reason as above … we just really like those Space City uniforms. By now, you’ve had plenty of chances to get a Jose Altuve bobblehead throughout his 12-year career, but this will be your first shot to get him wearing the Space City duds.

2. Kyle Tucker stretch bobblehead (June 11 vs. Marlins)

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 15: Third base coach Omar Lopez #22 celebrates the solo home run by Kyle Tucker #30 of the Houston Astros in the eighth inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field on September 15, 2021 in Arlington, Texas.
ARLINGTON, TEXAS – SEPTEMBER 15: Third base coach Omar Lopez #22 celebrates the solo home run by Kyle Tucker #30 of the Houston Astros in the eighth inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field on September 15, 2021 in Arlington, Texas.Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images

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Kyle Tucker’s stretch celebration became so popular last season, we had to write an entire story just explaining what it was. Now, it will live on forever in bobblehead form.

1. Framber Valdez 1980s Rainbow Shoulder jersey (June 10 vs. Marlins)

UNDATED: Pitcher Nolan Ryan #34 of the Houston Astros poses for a photo circa 1980-88. (Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
UNDATED: Pitcher Nolan Ryan #34 of the Houston Astros poses for a photo circa 1980-88. (Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images)Rich Pilling/Contributor

The Astros have basically had nothing but cool uniforms ever since the Colt .45 days. The blue road jerseys from the 1980s with the rainbow on the shoulders – shown above worn by Nolan Ryan – is an underrated classic.



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