Talk about a true Pepsi fan.
A man in Italy was recently recognized for the second time as having the most Pepsi cans in the world.
Christian Cavaletti, 50, from Milan, Italy, has 12,402 Pepsi cans, the world’s largest collection of Pepsi cans, according to Guinness World Records.
Cavaletti held the previous record, which was set in 2004. At the time, he had 4,391 cans of Pepsi.
His collection was counted in March and last week he was awarded again by Guinness, according to a press release.
Cavaletti, whose favorite Pepsi flavor is the US wild cherry edition, began stockpiling Pepsi cans in June 1989.
He keeps his collection on shelves in his basement organized chronologically and by country, Guinness reported. Cavaletti has cans of Pepsi from 81 countries.
His collection includes the first edition Pepsi can from 1948, a prototype from the 1960s, and a reproduction of the “space can” that was made in 1985 for the STS 51-F space mission, also known as Spacelab-2.
Cavaletti even has a special edition can that Pepsi made in 2005 for the 5,000th can in his collection. The can has a photo of Cavaletti with his 2004 Guinness World Records certificate.
It also has the oldest set of Pepsi cans that was made in Spain in the 1980s, which features superheroes from the Marvel Universe and Fighter Planes. Guinness reported that the collection is estimated to be worth $40,000.
Cavaletti, who is a member of the National Pop Can Collectors Club and the Pepsi-Cola Collectors Club, hopes to turn his collection into a public display as he continues to acquire more cans, according to Guinness.