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“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”

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Post by willssoda » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:57 pm

Today I received a can I have been hunting for for about 20 years. Mr Champs! There is a great back story to this can, but I’m gonna let Dave T tell it so I don’t tell it wrong. There are 5 flavors listed in the book and this is a super rare can.
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Re: “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”

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Post by Beercanpete » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:57 pm

Always liked the pictures in Dave's book of the Mr. Champs. Never seen one available, must be really tough. I like!

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Re: “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”

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Post by willssoda » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:13 pm

Yeah, hopefully Dave will chime in with the story. That will really shed some light. Can has ounces and liters suggesting it would be for sale outside of US and canned in good ol Detroit MI
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Re: “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”

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Post by Leon » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:56 pm

I never heard of it or seen it before. But if canned in Detroit I'd be Interested in one. hopefully one will show up at local Flea Market? LEON.
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Post by Mizmo64 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:59 am

Don’t know the entire back story, but I can tell you that it came from the Paul Rebner collection and was my down grade.

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Post by Mizmo64 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:07 am

Here are all 5 flavors
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Post by willssoda » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:31 am

Yes and that is still a jaw dropping pic. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”

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Post by willssoda » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:32 am

Leon wrote:
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I never heard of it or seen it before. But if canned in Detroit I'd be Interested in one. hopefully one will show up at local Flea Market? LEON.
If and when you do, please keep me in mind for any doubles. 🙃
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Post by Longhorn Mike » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:12 pm

Mizmo, it's hard to tell, but it looks like the cans in your photo are crimped steel. So there are steel and aluminum variations?

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Post by Mizmo64 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:06 pm

Longhorn Mike wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:12 pm
Mizmo, it's hard to tell, but it looks like the cans in your photo are crimped steel. So there are steel and aluminum variations?

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They are crimped steel. Sorry for the poor pictures. I packed them up when we moved and slid plastic bags over them to protect them during the move.

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Re: “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”

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Post by Leon » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:11 pm

The pic is to small to see, So I blew it up or Supersized it, Still hard to see :smt017

double click pic to double supersize :smt012

P.S. I didn't see mizmo's last recent post until after I already made this post.
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Re: “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”

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Post by dtsoc » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:24 am

My understanding on the Mr. Champs cans were they were produced without Ali’s consent, never filled and were supposed to be destroyed without seeing the light of day. Workers stole several cases, with at least some of the cans missing a lid. Many of the ones available originated with a single seller. I’ve only seen crimped examples.
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Post by Mizmo64 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:15 am

Looks like he may have known about it, but other information indicates it sunk pretty fast.
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Re: “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”

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Post by willssoda » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:18 am

Thanks guys!! Love the back story and articles. Thanks!!
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