Houston Astros fans visiting the state Capitol Tuesday got a first-hand view of the World Series trophy the team won in November.
The Astros decided to take their premier trophy on the road, allowing fans from across the state to take a picture with it, something even Gov. Greg Abbott could not resist.
“I want to thank the entire Houston Astros organization for being presenting the Houston Astros World Series trophy to the entire state of Texas, where people can see it for themselves,” Abbott said.
The trophy is made of sterling silver with 24 carat gold plating. It's approximately two feet high. The trophy will eventually be on display after it tours more than 100 communities throughout the state, from now until the end of the season.
Jason Wooden, the Astros marketing director, said the team knew one of the tour's first stops would be Austin.
“With the trophy tour we wanted to give the experience of the 2017 season and have the fans relive that experience all over again,” Wooden said.
Wooden said the trophy will spend another day in Austin before making its way to the Academy Sports and Outdoors store on San Antonio’s northwest side on Thursday.