January 30, 2006

Homeowner has 'super' find for a Steelers fan.: As a Chicago Bears fan, Bill Stocum has no sentimental attachment to the surprise discovery he made recently. He's hoping some of the Pittsburgh Steelers faithful flocking to Detroit for Super Bowl XL might, however.

posted by skydivemom to football at 03:36 PM - 21 comments

I would be real interested to see if anyone on this site would be interested. *terrapin are you out there? Please let me know if anyone bids on this, just out of curiosity

posted by skydivemom at 03:40 PM on January 30, 2006

I don't need the commemorative Steelers cans, but I could use an Iron City beer right about now. Preferably one that is a little bit more fresh than that.

posted by chris2sy at 04:05 PM on January 30, 2006

I've had Iron City Beer and it could not be any worse now that it was then. Cheers!

posted by Termite at 04:35 PM on January 30, 2006

Yeah. My only thought is, the beer can't be any good.

posted by chicobangs at 04:35 PM on January 30, 2006

Dump the beer out, recycle the cans

posted by tortugagrande at 04:41 PM on January 30, 2006

I actually have something similar. My uncle made bookends for me out of commemorative Iron City cans. The cans had team photos on them. I assume these cans are from the same commemorative batch. My uncle emptied the beer by opening the bottoms of the cans, then filled them with cement (which tasted better too, I am sure) and then mounted the cans on wooden brackets he made. Thanks for thinking of me, skydivemom! (but I'll pass)

posted by scully at 04:51 PM on January 30, 2006

Is this guy for real? I have a six unopened and don't have anyone beating my door down for them. Good luck he might get 10 bucks

posted by what the? at 06:24 PM on January 30, 2006

I have a Reggie bar preserved in a Ziploc bag. Any takers?

posted by L.N. Smithee at 06:45 PM on January 30, 2006

Being that I am a die hard Houston fan, I might be willing to drink those old beers just to see if it was strong enough to wash the bitter taste of the Oilers losing so convincingly to the Steel Curtain so many times, and I haven't drank alcohol since 1987.

posted by astrorocket at 07:25 PM on January 30, 2006

I'm an avid collector of both Steeler and Pirates item/autographs, too bad for this guy that the cans arent worth much at all. Only what someone is willing to pay. They have gone on eBay recently for about $20-$30/can.

posted by LiveWithIt at 10:26 PM on January 30, 2006

Iron City? Ughhhh!!!! I'll take an IC Light any day.

posted by dbt302 at 10:42 PM on January 30, 2006

I would rather drink Al Davis's hair tonic.

posted by Sailor at 11:10 PM on January 30, 2006

Save the 30dollars and buy a case of MICHELOB!

posted by heath927 at 11:34 PM on January 30, 2006

What kind of beer is Iron City? I am assumming that its a regional beer and like most regional beers its quality can be debated? Given the history of the cans arent they going to be worth more than 30.00?

posted by daddisamm at 07:36 AM on January 31, 2006

These just aren't that rare. Weird that someone would write a news story about finding one.

posted by Mookieproof at 09:49 AM on January 31, 2006

Iron City is a lager. As far as Pennsylvania beers are concerned I prefer Rolling Rock. Rolling Rock's site sucks though as it doesn't work with Safari. I just emailed them to complain.

posted by scully at 09:59 AM on January 31, 2006

Nor does it work with Firefox onthe Mac. basstids.

posted by scully at 10:02 AM on January 31, 2006

"As far as Pennsylvania beers are concerned I prefer Rolling Rock."

What about Yuengling? I agree IC is horrendous, though, and am slightly amazed at the author's assumption that there is a lucrative market for commemorative 25 year-old beer cans.

posted by redsnare at 11:17 AM on January 31, 2006

I like J. W. Dundee's Honey Brown

posted by njsk8r20 at 11:26 AM on January 31, 2006

I would only bid $1, seeing as S&H would be about $40!!

posted by weeklyguy at 11:57 AM on January 31, 2006

I have several of the Iron City cans in my beer can collection. They are not worth much.

posted by directpressure at 12:15 PM on January 31, 2006

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