As a kid, I would walk miles looking for empty soda bottles. Why? to cash them in so I could buy baseball cards. In the late 70’s and early 80’s, I didn’t get much spending money, so empty soda bottles was the way to go. People would buy soda in 16oz bottles and pay $0.10 per bottle deposit. The idea was to return the bottle to the store and get their 10 cents back. Many people just threw them out car windows and in trash. Car wash’s and along the roadside was the best place to find them.
Baseball card we’re $0.25 per pack and for 10 bottles, you could get four packs and feel like a baseball card king!