Have A Drink. How About An RC Cola?? Courtesy Of Andre Dawson!!!
Do you remember RC Cola?
I am not trying to make you feel old, but if you are a reader of this blog that is 30+ years old, you probably do. If you’re younger than that, you may not have ever heard of it.
RC Cola was created all the way back in 1905. And seventy-three years later, they debuted a limited edition set of cola cans that featured major league baseball players.
I have seen these on Ebay for the last four years, but for some reason I never really found myself interested in learning more about them.
Then, I learned that the set of cans was an All-Star set of sorts, featuring 100 different players.
That got me interested – so I read on looking for more details. It seems that RC Cola had been injected special baseball products into their line since 1950 with Yogi Berra. Between limited edition cans, posters, bottles, and stickers, RC Cola was pretty dedicated to baseball.
All of that led me to the purchase of the Andre Dawson can from the 1978 series.
Dawson’s can is number 73 of a 100-count set.
Here it is:
A little more zoomed in:
And the text from the back reads:
“Andre Dawson led the pioneer league in total bases with 168 in 1975. He had a .235 batting average in 1976, his first year in the big leagues. He had a .282 batting average i n1977. No 73 of 100”
A pretty nice collectible for my ‘Ultimate Dawson’ collection.
I’m pretty thirsty, time to go see what is in the fridge…