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Come visit me on twitter

So. I don't really update this anymore, but I am on twitter!  Come visit @coolbottlecaps

See you there!!

xo Lauren

Monday, August 20, 2012

Me For Yoo Hoo?

Whoa, guys. I know, I have been terrible about updating. Apologies!  But Michael and I were just at a baseball card convention over the weekend and we saw something that I couldn't NOT talk about. Check this out.

They're Yoo-hoo caps.  We saw a mint condition Mickey Mantle bottle cap (see bottom row, middle for a NON-mint condition bottle cap) at the show, in a little display box.

Now, I'm all for collecting, and baseball memorabilia is nothing to sneeze at. Michael is an avid collector of autographs and I wholeheartedly encourage his collecting (as he does for me!)

But, when we asked the guy who was displaying his Mickey Mantle Yoo-hoo bottle cap how much it was going for, he said, without blinking an eye: $1,000.

Michael and I looked at each other with disbelief. Did this guy actually think he was going to sell this bottle cap for $1,000? That is a LOT of money. For a bottle cap. Granted, Mantle seems to have a demand where prices for his memorabilia hasn't gone down, but still.  And it begs the question of my readers: how much are you willing to spend on a bottle cap? Is $1,000 a reasonable price? Is it outrageous? Is it more about the baseball aspect? Or are there bottle caps out there that are like, the holy grail of bottle caps and no price is too large to have it?

Honestly, Michael and I put a limit on how much we'll spend on our respective hobbies. We are collectors, but we also have a budget to keep.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bottle cap blues

I know it has been forever since I've posted. I'm still around, still collecting, just been busy.  But thought you would enjoy this video.

I'll write more soon.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

arnold palmer

ESPN "This Is Sports Center" commercials are hilarious. Michael and I have spent hours upon hours watching and deconstructing them.

So, what better excuse do I have than Arnold Palmer's Half and Half (Light!) bottle cap, to show a great Sports Center commercial here:

This is brilliant, as is the bottle cap. If only the actual drink tasted as good as a real Arnold Palmer: half iced tea, half lemonade. They sort of ruin it by putting the booze in, if that is possible (I honestly can't believe I'm saying that!).

If only Shaq would make a bottled drink with a cool bottle cap. Then I could show this commercial:

Monday, March 5, 2012

assorted soda

You may recall last fall my sqee'ing over the Barn Sale and my fantastic haul from that trip upstate. It's taken me a while to actually get to these, and I needed to figure out a good way to write about them. There are too many to do one post per crown, so I needed a theme.

In my opinion, the best of the lot can be found in this post. We have assorted regional and national sodas from back when there was more than just Coke and Pepsi. All of these crowns are cork-lined, and I just love the variety. These crowns really show (in some cases) the kind of beverage you're about to drink.  Don't just rely on the label. Check out our crowns, too, they seem to say.

There are three basic categories. The first is miscellaneous: we have a Blue Bird Grape Soda (why can't it be Purple Bird?) with a lovely blue bird in a top hat on a branch. Fun! They were putting birds on things before Portlandia even thought of it. And then there's Dodge City Sarsaparilla. When Michael and I went to Kansas City, we kept talking about going to Dodge, and then getting the hell out. But who even needs to go there when you have the bottle cap with a cowboy hat on it?

Next category: flavors. Bitter Lemon Dandy Soda--I like that it's DANDY; Cranberry Cola, which actually looks like it might have cherries on the crown; and Lemon Blossom Soda, which looks like something out of Brooklyn or Portlandia with those dainty little flowers.

But best of all, we have the crowns with people on them. There's a dandy with a top hat and a bowtie on Dandy Cola; a guy giving some sort of pointy finger and who clearly has some Old Fashioned Moxie; and to top it off, a creepy clown named Corky. What on earth was THAT soda?!