Kottke linked to this wonderful short film on the Dugout, a baseball card shop on Court Street, just a couple of blocks from my home in Carroll Gardens. The owner, Joe Rock, is a real NY character, and the video captures his antic volubility. I try to buy a couple of packs there every year, but of the $2 Topps variety. That’s my speed. For more on baseball cards, you might be interested in this piece I wrote on the greatest collector of them all, Jefferson R. Burdick.