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Pick your own Poison and enjoy the Hunt

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 2:40 PM

My 2 cents:

This hobby is like a “treasure Hunt”. The BCCA recently published the two USBC books so each of us can now zero in on our own individual collecting targets. Imagine collecting coins without any reference books to guide you. It would be virtually impossible to even know what you’re looking for. eBay (like it or not), is another important source of information as it is an open forum to monitor actual selling prices. Like most things in life, if you’re going to be successful, knowledge is the key.

Food for thought

Currently I believe the record price ever paid for one individual Beer Can is the on-grade “Class” can. I have no idea that it actually sold for but I’ll assign it a value of $100 K just for my discussion. Let’s compare to other hobbies:

Coins: 1804 Silver Dollar (15 known) $3.5 million

Stamps: 1918 Inverted Jenny (100 known) $977,000

Cars: 1971 Hemi Cuda Convertible (11 known) $3.5 million

Baseball cards: T206 Honus Wagner (60 known) $2.8 million

The beer Can hobby (just emerging from its infancy) has more than its share of passionate collectors that aren’t going anywhere. The Class can, with only three known, may be a heck of a bargain…..


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