Saturday, June 20, 2015

Upside Down

I've spent the last couple of days out of town at a conference.  During my free morning yesterday, a couple of us checked out some local antique/junk shops.  I wasn't expecting to find any cans... and that's when I found one.

Tucked away on a shelf in the corner was this lonely straight steel Dr Pepper can.  I already have similar cans, maybe even this exact one I thought, until I noticed the top of it was smooth.  I picked up the $4 can and that's when I saw the label was upside down.  

I know these aren't super rare or really worth much more (if any more) than a normal can.  After all, it's just a mistake.  But it's the first one for my collection!  

The guy at the counter asked if I was a Dr Pepper collector.  I told him no, I collect soda cans of all brands.  He told me he had a couple of old paper Dr Pepper hats worn in a soda shop years ago.  Tempting as it was (haha), one treasure per day is enough!!

July 11, 2015, Update:
A collector of Dr Pepper cans has helped me immensely in the last few years by offering his extras when he needed to make room.  I've bought various Dr Pepper and DP clone cans and offered them for his collection, but he has always had them already.  But when I sent the pic of the above upside-down can he said he did not have one of those yet.  I was finally able to contribute to his collection.  In return, I received a few more of his extras in the mail today.  It's all about the trading...

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Summer Nicknames Have Returned

It was to my dismay that I recently saw a new Coca-Cola can... that had a nickname printed on it!  I remember last summer trying to track down all the different names for Coca-Cola cans, then the ones for Diet Coke, then Coke Zero had some, then... then... then...

At the office
Yesterday at work they restocked the beverage fridge.  And that always means new Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Dr Pepper, Diet Dr Pepper, Mtn Dew, Diet Mtn Dew, and sometimes cans of other brands.  So once everyone was out of the break room, I started digging through the shelves of cans to see how many different nicknames I could find.

The Diet Coke cans were the only ones with names.  I found BFF, Mom, Dad, Soulmate, Superstar and Trendsetter.  I also found a Coca-Cola can with a 2015 Six Flags coupon.

Ok, let's see how many different cans Coca-Cola makes me work to collect this summer...