Robert Edward Auctions

Join to get Daily Sports Collecting News in your inbox!

Baseball Card Exchange

Astros Authenticator Has Hand in Everything

Mike Acosta isn’t old enough to remember when they were called the Houston Colt .45s, but he knows plenty about that era of Houston baseball history.  The Astros’ Authentication Manager wears a lot of hats in his job.

He handles everything from making sure the team’s bobblehead giveaways look like the players they’re supposed to honor to authenticating game-used memorabilia.

It’s a dream job–especially for a guy who grew up as a huge Astros fan.

Ken Hoffman profiles Acosta’s work in a column he wrote for the Houston Chronicle this week.  He also did a Q&A about authenticating game used items with Bleacher Report a few months ago.

About Rich Mueller

Rich is the editor and founder of Sports Collectors Daily. A broadcaster and writer for more than 30 years and a collector for even longer than that, he's usually typing something somewhere. Type him back at [email protected].

Flash ad ID:22