I saw a few booths with beer cans and an occasional lone soda can that I already have. And then my mom called me and said she found a table with soda cans. So I made my way through the crowd to the table and saw about twenty steel soda cans for $.50 each. Nice.
The seller was impressed when I whipped out my phone to check my collection website. I said with nearly 4,000 cans, it's hard to remember what I have and don't have. After a good look, he had two I didn't have.
In the end, I walked away with this straight steel Nehi strawberry soda can from 1978. It's the Fonz, can #17 of the 35-can "Happy Days" set, series 1. There are a lot of Happy Days cans and I haven't put any effort into collecting them yet. In fact, the only other one I had until now was the #24 Howard Cunningham fruit punch can.
The other can I bought was a straight steel Staff diet root beer can. And I learned a bit of trivia when I bought it. My mom said Schnucks (a local grocery store) sold Staff soda back in the 70's when she worked there. Nice connection! I have quite a Staff collection started, this being my 26th steel Staff can.
Overall, not bad for $1.