Whether they’re avid collectors or just fans who have waited years to celebrate, folks who have been waiting for the opportunity to buy 2017 Astros championship memorabilia finally get their chance.
Within seconds of the moment when Jose Altuve fielded the ground ball that ended Game 7 and gave Houston its first MLB title, Astros baseball cards, collectibles, t-shirts, caps, banners and just about anything else was on the market. And with everything Houston has been through both on the field and off, the market should be strong.
“We’re predicting this to be our second biggest ‘hot market’ ever, just behind the Cubs,” said Taylor Lang of SportsMemorabilia.com, the country’s largest retailer of sports-related collectibles.
— MLB (@MLB) November 2, 2017
One of the hottest items on the market has been the 2014 issue of Sports Illustrated which proclaimed the Astros as “your 2017 World Series champions.” Quite a prediction. Even before the Series, those issues were selling for impressive prices and with a relatively limited supply and the Astros now claiming the title, the issues that are available on eBay don’t expect to drop anytime soon.
A 16×20 reproduction of the cover signed by World Series MVP George Springer is available, too, along with a multi-signed version that includes Carlos Correa, Alex Bregman, Jose Altuve and Springer.
Other Astros signed memorabilia—from photos to baseballs—varies in price, depending on the player. Single-signed 2017 World Series baseballs cost around $250 for the big name stars. A ball signed by Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, Alex Bregman and Springer, encased in a frame with a World Series logo runs about $1,400.
One of the most popular items sold to Cubs fans after the 2016 World Series were single-signed balls from a core group of players, held in a shadowbox with images of each as the backdrop, costs about $100 more.
If you’ve got several signed Astros baseballs, you can buy a display case with the team and World Series champs logos engraved on the front.
Signed photos are a little cheaper than baseballs, depending on the size. 8×10 and 16×20 are most popular.
You can own autographed jerseys—complete with the World Series patch—for around the price of an autographed ball. Those special engraved display cases are also available for jerseys.
Cheap 2017 World Series memorabilia
Framed collages, featuring images from the Series, are less than $50.
Astros Baseball Cards
Topps will commemorate the Astros championship with special sets you can order online. They’ve also been chronicling the season—including playoffs—through their NOW program. While those cards are only available for 24 hours, you can still buy them on eBay.
2017 World Series DVDs
They won’t be ready for a month or so (holiday gift, anyone?), but you can reserve a copy of the World Series highlights or complete Fox broadcasts on DVD or Blu-ray.