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Welcome to POPCAN.ORG - Website dedicated to the pop / soda can collection of Michael A. Coan. I started collecting cans in the 1980's and was a very big collector into the 1990's and early 2000's - but then life caught up to me - job, wife, family - along with a couple of moves, and now most of my collection is in boxes in a storage unit. I hope to someday have more time for my collection, and still pick up new cans as they come out (and usually take them to store in the storange unit), but my days of buying & trading are on hold. Myself, I have a few bottles, beer, and energy drink cans - but I try to stick with pop/soda cans as much as possible.
There are some active links on the left side - like the Sets & Series section.
May 26, 2012 - I haven't really done an update to this website for a few years, and you can still find the ARCHIVE of this page that was last updated in February 2008 here: ARCHIVE POPCAN.ORG PAGE
But I want to point EVERYONE to another webpage - a site doing things that I've been trying & wanting to do myself - and I DO SPEND time over on their message boards posting new cans I find & reading about other can finds, the site is called CANMUSEUM.COM
Forum: CanMuseum.com Forum
Facebook: CanMuseum on Facebook
Please check the site out..... like I said, I've tried to years to make an active can collecting forum, and have failed each time.... and from the old links on the left hand side, you can see that I wanted to do a popcan "database" - which is also being done at this site. So PLEASE go and support CanMuseum.com
MOST WANTED CANS: Well there have always been some cans that I've wanted VERY VERY bad, and even though I'm not activily trading or buying, I wanted to post these anyway just in case someone comes along with one of these cans and possible could work out a deal.
1. Coca-Cola "Bottle" can from the 1980's. In 1999 I believe, Coke did this again and I do have some of those cans - but would love to find some of these older cans for my collection.
2. Mountain Dew Sport (Regular & Diet) - Back around 1989, before there were tons of energy drink & sport drinks, they tried out Dew Sport.
3. Pepsi & Diet Pepsi A.M. - made around 1989/1990, Pepsi tried to bring out a "morning" Pepsi with 28% more caffeine as a way to get more people drinking Pepsi instead of Coffee. Believe it had a similar taste to Pepsi, just more caffeine.
4. Mountain Dew Red - Came out around 1988, way back before "Code Red Dew" - it was the first Mountain Dew flavor variation, available only in Alabama. There was also a iet version also.
5. Storm (Pepsi Product) - Gold Yoda Stars Wars Can. In 1999, Pepsi & Pepsi products did a BIG Star Wars promotion, and inserted into cases of cans were very limited amount of gold Yoda cans - which you could send in and get a $20 check & a collector can back from Pepsi. At this same time, Pepsi was testing Storm (A sprite/7-up type drink) in select markets, and also made Gold Yoda cans for Storm. I have managed to get ALL the other winning cans, but still missing the Gold Yoda STORM can. Below is a couple of pictures of the WANTED STOR CAN, along with a picture of my collection with 5 other gold cans.
6. Smurfs - I smurfing smurf smurfs! In Italy around 1983, Pepsi (Products) put out many smurf cans. I have some, but I really love Smurf & other cartoon charcters when they are found on cans... and always looking for me. Check out This Guys collection here.
7. Special "WIN" Cans - I LOVE "WINNER"cans - for years, they have had made special cans for different contests and such - sometimes they would put a T-Shirt with $.75 with the shirt in shape of a can in pop machines (so the winner would win a shirt, and money to get another can to drink) - I have a small collection of these, but I'm always looking for "winning" cans and such, like this special Pepsi GOLD Winning Cans that I would love to find.
8. Promotional Cans - Sometimes soda companies will put out promotional cans to help test a product - either a new drink, or possible a new design/logo printed on cans. Here are a couple of pictures of Pepsi "promo" cans - Now I DO NOT know if these are real promo cans, or possible "fan" created.
9. VERY SMALL "Local" promotional cans. Sometimes local distributers will make special promotional cans that are only available in a small area. (Like a Hot Air Balloon Festival in Danville, IL - cans that were only available within 75 miles or so of Danville, IL. But sometimes there are even more limited, like the cans below made around 1999/2000 to show support to employees who had put in many years of service. (I have the Jerry Fuller Can, but not the other 2). [The other picture below is from around 1981, "Welcome Home Billy"]
10. Limited distributed Flavors of the Pepsi/Coke/7up/DrPepper cans. Sometimes the major companies will test a product, usually in a big city no where near where I live. Sometimes they will even send test flavor cans out to "fans" - I've been lucky to test out some Mountain Dew Flavors - and I'm ALWAYS interesting in these test cans (and documentation that comes with the cans.) So don't just test the flavor & throw the can out - send it to me! (I'll at least repay for postage costs)
OK - There is a quick overview of some of my "Most Wanted" cans. If you happen to have one of those cans, looking to get rid of it VERY CHEAPLY - Please feel free to contact me. I'm no longer a very active trader or buyer, but for some of these cans, I would make an exception - I don't have a lot of money to buy cans, but feel free to contact me with what you have and what you want for it.... AGAIN, for these cans.... I can' buy collections right now. Thanks.
WHAT IS POPCAN.ORG?
POPCAN.ORG is a place on the web for can collectors. It is mainly written for pop and soda can collectors, but beer can collectors should also find this site useful.
WHAT YOU WILL FIND ON THIS SITE:
1997-2012 - POPCAN.ORG, part of the COAN.NET realm of domains - all copyrighted to COAN.NET, Michael A. Coan - This site is not connect to any company. All images on this site are either owned and copyrighted to Michael A. Coan, used by permission by another source, or thought to be of public domain. You are not allowed to use any image found on this site without first contact the owner, Michael A. Coan, for permission. (This included such things as eBay auctions, and other websites.) So just ask first - if I find images stolen, I will ban the thief from all my websites, and take whatever other steps I need to take.