How a Reddit user helped over 150 Caps fans across the United States get Capitals Reverse Retro jerseys
Since 2010, Capitals Reddit has been a place for fans to congregate online, share important photos and links, and sometimes lambaste the “self-important windbags” at RMNB. But on November 17, one Capitals fan and Reddit user named slickvic180 became a metaphorical Santa Claus during the holiday season.
With Capitals Reverse Retro 2.0 jerseys sold out online and no restocks coming, a lot of fans were bummed out. Resale websites had some jerseys available but at double their price. The only place to buy the sweaters was at the brick-and-mortar Capital One Arena team store.
“Hi, all! I happen to live a few blocks from Cap One Arena,” slickvic180 wrote on Reddit. “I saw they had more jerseys available today. I would love to help fans out who arent [so sic] in the area or cant [so sic] make it by getting you jerseys… with no upcharge.”
Slickvic180 is not necessarily an online username that gives 100 percent confidence, but over two dozen fans initially tempted fate and replied to try and get their hands on a Capitals RR 2.0 jersey. Slickvic180 fronted thousands of dollars on his credit card to help 25 different Capitals fans get jerseys, asking for a refund with no upcharge or interest. A month later, the number of customers swelled to over 150.
One of the Redditors who got a jersey reached out to RMNB to express their joy about the fan who went above and beyond for others. They encouraged us to investigate who the “Reverse Retro Jersey Hero” was and write about it.
So I did. The person ended up being Vic Jain — a DC resident, beer league hockey player, and Capitals season-ticket holder.
Important note: RMNB is not endorsing Vic’s service and we have not used it ourselves. We are just reporting on it. Use at your own risk.