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Houstonians can own a piece of AstroWorld history with limited-time auction

Houstonians can own a piece of AstroWorld history with limited-time auction
Miss AstroWorld? Why not buy a piece of it? Courtesy photo

This article originally appeared on CultureMap.

Local collectors passionate about all things Houston and anyone nostalgic about their childhood glory days at AstroWorld should get their credit cards ready. Select items from the beloved and iconic Bayou City theme park are now available to purchase via a new auction.

Online auction purveyor SITE Auction Services is offering signage, fixtures, collectibles, and more fromSix Flags AstroWorld Amusement Park to the general public. The auction is open now and concludes on February 23.

If the recent resurgence of AstroWorld interest thanks to rapper Travis Scott — not to mention the furious purchase of Astrodome items — are any indicator, these pieces are sure to see serious bids.

Items range from a large AstroWorld park entrance sign currently going for $1,000 to a season pass entrance sign currently listed at $130. A "shark free beaches" sign (current high bid $70) promises safety — until divers hop in the water. Sadly, no seats from scream-and-sometimes-puke-inducing Texas Cyclone appear to be for sale.

Continue reading on CultureMap to find out about items from WaterWorld.

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Every season we see some adjustments to the roster which means we also see some changes in leadership. As Astros fans, we're all aware of Alex Bregman and Kyle Tucker's contract situations. Breggy could be gone after the season, and Tucker could follow one year later.

Which means it's pretty clear who the leaders of the team will be for the foreseeable future. Not only are these guys two of the best players on the club, but they're also under contract for several more years. In Altuve's case, through the 2029 season. For Yordan, he won't sniff free agency until 2029.

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Manager Joe Espada said Alvarez is fully healthy and he plans on playing him earlier than normal this spring.

Currently, Yordan is trending down in games played for three straight seasons. But he's such a great player that he needs fewer games to put up massive numbers.

He finished 3rd in MVP voting in 2022, and he only played in 135 games out of a possible 162.

So with that in mind, how many games does Yordan need to play this year to win an MVP?

Plus, who's going to protect him in the lineup? With new manager Joe Espada in place, it's hard to know what the lineup will look like.

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So what does all this mean for Yordan?

Be sure to watch the video above as we break it all down!

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