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You didn't confirm whether your Capital One card had an annual fee? If it doesn't, I certainly wouldn't worry about it.
re: the Freedom/More/Blue, anyone can sockdrawer a perfectly fine card for any reason. I sockdrawered the Freedom for about 11 months a while ago... I took the kids down for a few days to visit their grandparents, and the husband stayed home to work, and obviously both of us using the same card in two different cities (400 miles apart) triggered something. I didn't find out until I tried to gas up to go home, and the card kept getting rejected. Since I was just an AU at the time, they couldn't do anything for me. I used another card to get home, and fumed the whole way. :oP They made up some silly story about "Oh, we noticed a strange charge for $2.15 worth of digital prints..." rather than saying, "Oops, our bad." I had DH promote me to joint cardholder status as soon as I walked in the door. :oP
But, yeah. It's always good to have an extra card or two in your pocket... what if the place doesn't take your card, or what if something bizarre happens that causes one card to be rejected, or something. If your Capital One card isn't costing you anything to keep, I'd hold on to it just for the time that it adds to your history. If it does cost you something, I'd apply for at least two, or maybe all three, of those abovementioned cards, and actually get them in my hands before I canceled.