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Let’s Go Caps: A curator’s collecting trip into Caps mania
I’m a lifelong resident of the Washington, D.C. area and a hockey fan. So imagine my excitement (and surprise) last year when my team, the Washington Capitals, finally won a Stanley Cup championship! I was going crazy. My family was going crazy. The whole town was going crazy! Fans were celebrating in the streets until all hours of the night, welcoming the team home at the airport, and lining the streets for a massive parade to cheer on the players for “bringing home the Cup.”