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Old 11-29-2009, 09:18 AM
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I've been trying to find the different backs of the coke caps and have come up with 26 different. Anyone have any different ones to add?



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Old 11-29-2009, 09:50 AM
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No clue but really nice job on this!
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Old 11-29-2009, 09:14 PM
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AWESOME COLLECTION! I don't know how detailed you want to get, but I have seen a number of different bottling plants on the regular coke caps! I own a King size Sprite - Unfortunately I have no clue where it is - I'll try to find this post again when I find it as I see you need a scan. I am not positive, but I believe I may have a king size tab. Are you just collecting "type" caps or collecting players/teams? I am always looking for Clemente caps. Thanks. You just introduced me to the existence of a number of different variations! Is ther some checklist as to what players/ teams were produced under which brands/cap variations? Thanks.

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Old 11-30-2009, 05:28 AM
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Is ther some checklist as to what players/ teams were produced under which brands/cap variations? Thanks.

-Hward
No checklist I assume all national all-star caps should come in all varieties but the local team caps should be limited to regional variations only but I have no way of knowing which variation goes with area. Talking with coke collectors there were 100s of distributors in the late 60s so not easy matching up but that is the long term goal.

Also 67 / 68 question for team caps, the 67s have the positions the 68s do not the all star are unchanged, if they all come in the same variations or if yearly variations exist. Always looking for any info.
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:55 PM
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Impressive batch of cap backs! I've been collecting the caps off and on for years, and I don't have any non- coke ones. The Khosher for Passover one should be the toughest, and may be NY area only. RC cola did a similar thing on their cans one year, but only from the New Rochelle NY plant, and only in the few weeks around Passover.

There may also be caps with a built in pull tab that makes a removed one look a bit like a baseball cap. I've only seen them with football players, so they may have given up on them by 67.

I'm not real sure about variations, besides the 67/68 differences. The different bottling plants used different liners, which can make sorting a big batch of one team a little easier.

The 68 set is the only one with the text plays, One of them may be very tough. I think there was some sort of prize for completing the set that was a bit more value than the set of dexter press pics they gave out in 67.

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Old 12-02-2009, 01:33 PM
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I loved collecting these bottle caps as a kid.
Here's a store display sign.
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Old 12-02-2009, 02:35 PM
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Very impressive research. I collect almost every oddball set made that has Cardinals in it. For some reason the 1967-68 Coke caps did not have ANY St. Louis Cardinals. They were in the World Series both years.

Does anybody know why this is?
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Old 12-02-2009, 05:27 PM
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I suspect the lack of Cardinals is somehow related to Anheuser Busch and it's relationship with the Redbirds (Owned the team at the time). Perhaps there was a dispute over distributors at the time or competing products affected matters?
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:37 PM
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Hi Dave, I doubt that the Busch connection had anything to do with it. Beer and soda competitors back then had no overlapping product. Even today, there is very little.

I think there was only one other team that didn't have the Coke caps, I'd have to look it up. (Angels?)
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Old 12-03-2009, 07:18 AM
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Hi Dave, I doubt that the Busch connection had anything to do with it. Beer and soda competitors back then had no overlapping product. Even today, there is very little.

I think there was only one other team that didn't have the Coke caps, I'd have to look it up. (Angels?)
Hi Randy!

I goggled this a bit last night and found Busch was selling soda products in the 60's. They seem to have had a line of non-cola's like grape and ginger ale. There also seem to have been some shenanigans with exclusivity of bottling plants at the time. Could all be a coinkidink too.

Anyway, it's always a bummer when old sets have say 13 out of 16 or 19 out of 20 teams; seems to have happened quite a bit back in the good old days.
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