Saturday, August 23, 2014

Big Lots and NASCAR

I know I've sung the praises of Big Lots' cheap cans before, but I'm going to do it again.  There is a Big Lots right down the road from where I work.  We moved into our current building a year and a half ago.  I've driven past the Big Lots at least twice a day since then.  And yesterday was the first time I've stopped to go inside.  I'm glad I did.

I found nine cans I didn't have.  There are some cool ones in this batch.  My favorite is the Limited Edition Amp can.

I was a big fan of NASCAR back in the mid to late 80's and then again in the late 90's, but I haven't paid much attention to it for a few years now.  But I still know a big name when I see it.  This drink is called Dale Jr Sour.  I remember when his dad drove the blue and yellow Wranglers car in the 80's!  And Darrell Waltrip #11 was all about the Mountain Dew (and not MTN Dew).  And when would someone be able to catch Bill Elliott?

Where was I?  Oh, yeah.  This is a neat can and it only cost $1.  Check out Big Lots.  You might walk away a winner.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

TMNT Crush

My seven year-old son spotted this display at Walmart last week.

He's about as crazy about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as I am about can collecting.  So it was hard for me to pass up buying a bunch of these 12-packs to try to get all the cans.  At this point, I don't even know how many different cans there are.  But I'm sure they'll creep their way into my collection at some point.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Cape Girardeau, MO

I went on a road trip to Cape Girardeau today with a couple of people.  It was our first time there, so we checked out the local junk stores and commercial shopping (after the historical sites).  I found three cans I didn't have.

Today's new cans

Old design
Toby Mac
At Big Lots I found the Sparkling Clementine Izze.  The only Izze I had in my collection was Sparkling Apple.  So I doubled my Izze count.

I also found the Sugar Free Rockstar at Big Lots.  I had one already but this is an updated version of the can.

The last can I found was a Mtn Dew can with an ad for a free download of a Colton Dixon song.  I already had a can for a free Toby Mac song.  I wonder how many artists Mtn Dew did this for.

I did see several more soda cans at antique stores but I wasn't willing to pay the $5-8 per can they were asking.  If I could sell each of my cans for that much, I'd sell them all in a heartbeat and then I'd have plenty of money to buy more cans.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Website Pick #7: Mtn Dew Kid

 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.

This clean, well-organized website has news, reviews, history, collectibles and much more.  And it's all about Mountain Dew.  Definitely visit the "About" page for more information on the collector who runs the site.

The collector is interested in trading, so you can use the "Contact" page on the site if you're interested in that.  He's working on some articles about knock-off Mtn Dew brands, so he's looking for cans of knock-off brands.

I've visited the site several times for info or to see particular cans.  If you're interested in Mountain Dew at all, you should definitely check it out.