For those of you who have been readers from the beginning, pop your head in occasionally, or are just stopping by for the first time today, it should be apparent at this point that I am an avid fitted cap collector; some may even call my little hobby an addiction. Fortunately, I'm not the only one. Today on TFD, we start a new periodic feature called "Collectors Corner." In "Collectors Corner" posts we will take a closer look at some of our readers impressive collections, which are sure to drop your jaws to the floor.
Today, we feature Angel Villegas Del Rosario of Las Vegas, Nevada. Angel reached out to me on Facebook, after reading the blog. Immediately, it had become apparent that he was the owner of one of the most epic fitted collection I have ever seen. After viewing panned out shots of his display, fittingly dubbed "The Great Wall", it had become apparent that the fitted cap community had to become familiarized with him. Angel mentioned to me that the demand for shelving was so great for "The Great Wall", that the local Home Depot actually ran out of wood during the process of his first pick up; truly remarkable.
The following is a Q&A formatted interview with Angel, himself. Enjoy.
TFD: When did you first start your collection of fitted caps?
AVDS: 1989 in NYC. I bought one cap a day for a whole year.
TFD: Are all of your caps New Era Brand Caps?
AVDS: No, I’ll say 80% are made by New Era
TFD: Do you remember your first fitted?
AVDR: Yes, I bought two fitteds that day. One was a Texas A&M cap. (For some reason I like the T with the A and M on each side; it’s by De Long.) The other was a Greensboro Hornets (who were a New York Yankees affiliated at the time) fitted by New Era. I still have them both.