Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cool Can Brewsday (10 of 10)

There were some beer cans in a large lot of soda cans I once bought.  Even though I don't collect beer cans, I admit some of them do have great designs.  For ten Tuesdays in a row I will feature different beer can designs that I find worthy of sharing.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

A Cake With Soda On It

I live near St. Louis, MO.  This year it celebrates its 250th anniversary.  So 250 fiberglass cakes (about 4' tall) were built and different artists decorated them.  They were placed at various landmarks, heritage sites and local favorites around the St. Louis metro area earlier this year and will be on display until the end of the year.

I just found out about this last week.  So the kids and I have decided to see how many of these cakes we can visit in the next six months (you can follow our progress here).  Yesterday we visited the cake that sits at the base of the World's Largest Catsup Bottle, located in Collinsville, IL.  The cake was decorated with famous St. Louis businesses, two of which are Vess and Cheer Up.



Although I didn't find any new cans while visiting the cakes, I did enjoy seeing my hobby memorialized in fake frosting.

Friday, July 18, 2014

New Cans from a Sleepover

My daughter went to a sleepover two nights ago.  While unpacking yesterday, she gave me two souvenirs she brought home for me.


The first was this new Pepsi can.  I didn't know Pepsi had a new can.  I've seen ads that they were going to be using real sugar so of course that means they would have a new can.


The second was this pineapple soda from Walmart.  This isn't a new flavor, just a new can design.  I had the old one and now I have the new one. 

So, when's the next sleepover?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

What's in a Name?

Ok, they got me!


I would have never bought a Coca-Cola at Walmart tonight... if they hadn't put a bottle with my name on it in the check-out aisle.  I heard about this "Share A Coke" campaign a couple of months ago and started seeing the bottles and cans a few weeks ago.  

The bottles are the ones with names.  The cans have "nicknames" on them.  Yesterday someone saved a couple cans for me, so these were my first two name cans:

 

Today I had a couple more people text to tell me they were watching for name cans for me.  I don't know how many different cans there are, but I'll update this post every time I get a new one.  We'll see how many I can score in the upcoming weeks.

07/18/2014 Update - I found this Buddy on the side of the road.  "Never pick up hitchhikers," but this one I couldn't resist.


07/19/2014 Update - I saw this lying in a parking lot.  A sad thing indeed.  So now I know there is a can with "Legend" on it.  For those wondering, I did not bring this one home for my collection.


07/21/2014 Update - I visited a friend this evening who had saved six cans for me.  Nice!  "But you already have Buddy, Friend and BFF."  Yes, but the ones I got tonight each have a Six Flags coupon ad on it, making them different than the plain ones I had before. 












Keep 'em coming...

Cool Can Brewsday (9 of 10)

There were some beer cans in a large lot of soda cans I once bought.  Even though I don't collect beer cans, I admit some of them do have great designs.  For ten Tuesdays in a row I will feature different beer can designs that I find worthy of sharing.


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Red Bull Summer Edition

Last month I read about a special Summer Edition of Red Bull that would be available exclusively at 7-Eleven stores only during July and August.  July's almost half over, it was time to start looking.

Yesterday at work I did a quick Google Maps search that showed the 7-Elevens in my area were quite a bit off my commute route.  Fortunately, we have a delivery driver whose daily route takes him all over the place. So I sent him a quick text asking him to watch for 7-Elevens on his route.


He returned with the golden tropical flavored Red Bull.  This is the first Red Bull special edition since last year's Red, Silver and Blue Editions.  The Summer Edition is in a 12oz slim can, a little bigger than last year's 8.4oz cans.


While he was there he asked if I had the Red, Silver and Blue cans.  I only had the Blue.  So he picked up the Red and Silver for me too.  So now I can sit back and wait for the next special edition to come out...

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Cool Can Brewsday (8 of 10)

There were some beer cans in a large lot of soda cans I once bought.  Even though I don't collect beer cans, I admit some of them do have great designs.  For ten Tuesdays in a row I will feature different beer can designs that I find worthy of sharing.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Website Pick #6: Canogram (NPCC)

On the first of every month I will feature one of my favorite can websites.  
Please send an email if you have a website for consideration.
 

Wouldn't it be nice if there was an official group of national pop can collectors?  There is!  It's called National Pop Can Collectors club.  Established in 1975, it's the premier "soda" can collecting group.

On the website you'll find a history of soda cans, useful links, a page to buy collecting supplies, the current Can-o-gram newsletter, older newsletter archives and info on how to join the club.

The newsletter, published a few times each year, is a great place to find articles, see rare cans other collectors have found, read about upcoming can-related events and peruse the classifieds section to see what other collectors are wanting to buy/sell/trade.

I joined the NPCC a couple of years ago.  If nothing else, it shows other people you're serious about your hobby when you can flash your NPCC # at them.

Cool Can Brewsday (7 of 10)

There were some beer cans in a large lot of soda cans I once bought.  Even though I don't collect beer cans, I admit some of them do have great designs.  For ten Tuesdays in a row I will feature different beer can designs that I find worthy of sharing.