Previewing the next Flashback Friday with Jersey Boys Brownie and J.D.

Another Flashback Friday is on the horizon, and a calendar flip from April to May means it’s time to roll out a new throwback jersey.

This Friday (May 4), the Astros will wear the shooting star jersey the team wore in the 1960s, after the name changed from Colt .45s to the Astros and the team moved into the brand new Astrodome.

Rusty Staub, one of the original members of the 1965 Astros, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Friday’s game. He will also sign autographs from 6-6:30 p.m. CT. Autograph vouchers (with proceeds going to the Astros In Action Foundation), can be purchased here.

In advance of your Astros playing dress-up on Friday with their cool throwback uniforms, we’re giving you a sneak peek at the jerseys, via popular television broadcasters Bill Brown and Jim Deshaies:

Who knew throwback jerseys could be so entertaining?

Brownie, channeling his inner Madonna by striking a pose.

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Are you the one that were posting the 50 years first day line up cards? If so, you forgot 2011. Can you send by email?

You can find all the opening day lineups here:

Any chance the club will be making this throwback design available for purchase? It’s by far the best retro uniform the team has to offer, and it’s the only one not available anywhere.

Any chance the club wil make this throwback design available for purchase? It’s by far the best of the retro uniforms, but it’s the only one not available anywhere.

All retro jerseys are available in the Team Store. They will not be sold online.

These are absolutely gorgeous jerseys and would make a perfect identity for 2013 and beyond.

My profile photo is from Spring training, 1966 and I believe it was taken in Colt Stadium when we there to play the Yankees in a preseason game. Astros didn’t want us taking infield in the Astro Dome because it was manicured for the game around the Astro Turf infield. Unfortunately I didn’t keep the jersey but do have the cap.

These are the best jerseys the astros have ever used, i agree with the poster who said these would be great to wear in the new league!!!

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