A southern Minnesota man is on a quest to land a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records and a buddy from northwest Iowa is helping out. Buckey Legried of Frost, Minnesota, has collected more than 70-thousand baseball caps. Legried says he recently got a 12-thousand cap boost to his collection from a friend, Byron Hotchkiss, in Storm Lake, Iowa. Legried says “He called me up one day and he said ‘Buckey, I’ve got these caps in my house and my wife has said if the caps don’t go, she’s gonna’ go. I’d kind of like to live with her a little bit longer, so I think you better come and get the caps.'” Legried’s cap collection is twice as large as the current record and is kept in two 48-foot semi trailers on his farm. Legried says it all started back in 1970 when he opened his closet door. He says “Up on the shelf, like probably what happens to a lot of people, there was a dozen caps and consequently they were all different colors and I said to myself, you know, this looks like kind of an interesting hobby to start collecting caps.” Legried is now trying to get a cap from each state with simply the state name on it. If people want to donate caps, they can call him at 800-788-6484.
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