Saturday, September 27, 2014

Cans from Antique Stores

Beer cans
Soda bottles

Followers of this blog know I occasionally check out antique stores for soda cans.  They also know I complain about there being so many more beer cans and soda bottles than soda cans.  So don't be surprised that I'm complaining again, hehe.

But after a few hours of wading through doilies and cookbooks, I found a Bubba Cola can.  I have a couple of the newer designs, so at $1.50 it was an easy sell for this older design.


The town I live in has a small grocery store, but the family-owned one I stopped in this afternoon in a small town on my drive had these 8oz A&W cans 2/$1.  So I picked up this year's Halloween A&W and the regular design which I didn't have in that size yet.

And to close out my hunting trip, I found this 3-can set of X-Men 2 Dr. Pepper cans for only $2.  What a deal!

I'll admit that I saw a few more soda cans but those were nothing special to me and went for $4, $8, and even higher per can.  So I passed on those.  I wish I could get $8 per can for my collection.  Then I could retire and have time to build a real collection!!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Cans Are Backing Up

It's been a while since I've posted, but that doesn't mean the flow of inbound cans has stopped.  With the kids' return to school, family reunions, birthdays, and other various excuses reasons, the cans have started to build up.  Here's a quick glimpse around the house this evening:

This is the staging area for cans that will end up in my collection once their contents have been drained or drunk.

These cans are lined up near the sink waiting to be cleaned.

And this is the closet where cleaned cans go until I can take their picture, add them to my collection website and log them into my master can list.  As you can see, they've been piling up recently.  One of these days I'll get them "processed" and into storage.

This bag of cans is my son's "collection," but he collects them to turn in for cash.  If we find a can that I already have in my collection AND I already have a double of (for trading), then he gets the can for recycling.

Normally these little "piles" aren't quite this bad, but as I said earlier, I've been busy recently.  And that's no reason to stop collecting!!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Name Game

I couldn't stand it any longer.  I've been wondering what nicknames come in packs of Coca-Cola and Diet Coke.  Is each can different in a 12-pack?  Are they all the same?  Is it just a random sampling containing a few different names and the rest are doubles? 

I've acquired quite a few Coca-Cola nickname cans from various sources in the last couple of months, but I only had one Diet Coke can.  So today I bought a 12-pack of Diet Coke to see what names I'd get.

I was pleasantly surprised to find out half the cans were different.  I got BFF, Dad, Go-Getter, Mom, Pal and Mom.  And mine was a special batch because it's the 2014 Six Flags discount can.

Now I wonder if this was a good batch and it's normally only 2-3 different names or did I get a bad batch because half of them were doubles?  Haha, human beings really are hard to please.